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New places, new people, new experiences. These are just some of the things you get when you travel.

If you've been bitten by the travel bug recently, you're not the only one.


After COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines in 2020, the vast majority of people want to travel internationally. The pandemic also increased the popularity of remote work, and the emphasis on work-life balance and career happiness. For some, this means breaking the mold of the traditional workplace and branching into careers where they can travel.

So, which careers should you look into if you're interested in traveling? For starters, explore these seven options:

Flight Attendant

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If you've ever flown in an airplane, you've encountered a flight attendant. They are the ones who help passengers feel comfortable during their flight. And if there's an emergency, they help passengers stay safe.

If you become a flight attendant, you'll get to travel to lots of places, both domestically and internationally.

Since a flight attendant's career is centered around traveling, they can expect to work a variety of hours, including nights and overnights. Flight attendants also work holidays, and could be away from home for days at a time due to work.

If you don't mind this aspect of the job and want to pursue this career, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says you'll need to get certified by the Federal Aviation Administration and get on-the-job training. You also need a high school diploma or an equivalent.

English Teacher

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If you want to see the world while teaching, this could be the perfect job for you. The demand for people to teach English abroad is growing as more countries emphasize the importance of learning English as a second language.

There are a lot of programs that will pay you to teach English overseas. According to teachaway.com, places like Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, and The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will pay a decent salary to those willing to relocate and teach English.

In addition, according to teachaway.com, you need a bachelor's degree in any subject and an ESL teaching qualification to teach English abroad. However, it's best to check with the program you're interested in and get their specific qualifications.

Freelancer

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A big perk of being a freelancer is getting to do your job wherever you'd like. You aren't tied to a desk in an office. As long as you can take the resources you need to do your job with you, you can set up shop anywhere. How cool is that?

You can freelance as little or as much as you'd like. If you want to take an assignment in Greece one month, and then move on to Vietnam the next month, you can.

There's a reason more and more people are becoming digital nomads. The freedom to do what you want, where you want, and when you want is incredibly valuable. If you want to travel the world and take control of your career, then freelancing may be the perfect fit.

Cruise Ship Worker

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If you don't mind seeing the world while on the water, then consider becoming part of a cruise ship crew.

Think about it: a cruise ship needs a lot of people in order to run correctly. Housekeepers, cooks, waitstaff, managers, captains, entertainment coordinators, you name it. People pay a lot of money to go on cruises, so cruise lines need a lot of staff to create an unforgettable experience.

If you're interested in joining a cruise line's staff, be sure to check their specific requirements for employment.

Journalist

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If you have a way with words, can get to the bottom of a story, and have a passion for global issues, then consider becoming a journalist.

Journalists are responsible for telling stories in a compelling and accurate way, and those stories can take journalists abroad. People want to know what's going on in the world, and it's up to international journalists to tell people what's happening beyond their borders.

Generally, journalists need at least a bachelor's degree and some experience before taking on a global assignment. However, opportunities and qualifications vary depending on which organization you work for.

Traveling Nurse

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Traveling nurses have a different day-to-day experience compared to other nurses. Instead of working at one location, traveling nurses will work in places where there's a shortage of qualified medical personnel.

These assignments can last weeks, or even months. Traveling nurses can also get money towards housing and can get their travel expenses reimbursed. So, if you're a nurse and would love to go from place-to-place to help those in need, then this is a career you'd want to consider.

Traveling nurses need to have the proper education and training. Certifications can vary from state to state, so if you're interested in becoming a traveling nurse, be sure you know what you need in order to successfully pursue this career.

Trade Show Sales Representative

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If you have a knack for selling, consider becoming a trade show sales representative. These people are responsible for going to trade shows and selling merchandise to organizations on behalf of manufacturers.

Since sales reps often rely on commission for their income, they travel to different places to talk to as many potential customers as they can.

If you want to be a trade show sales rep, make sure you check the job description for the education requirements. Some jobs require a high school diploma, while others may require a bachelor's degree.


Modern technology makes it much easier to combine your travel desires with your career aspirations. By exploring these career options, you'll hopefully be one step closer to starting your next great adventure!


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Professional quotes motivate and inspire you to become the best professional you can be in your career. They remind you that you can achieve what you want to achieve. What does success look like to you? If you ever need some inspiration, read these quotes...

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  1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius
  2. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk
  3. “Work to become, not to acquire." —Elbert Hubbard
  4. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn
  5. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." —Michael Jordan
  6. "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller
  7. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln
  8. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." —Thomas A. Edison
  9. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz
  10. "I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart
  11. "Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." —George Lucas
  12. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." —Walt Disney
  13. "Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." —Johnny Carson
  14. "I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller
  15. "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden
  16. "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White
  17. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." —General George Patton
  18. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein
  19. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  20. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." —Mark Twain
  21. "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." —Confucius

1. “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." —Confucius

Inspirational Career Quotes Confucius


2. “It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career." —Carlton Fisk

Inspirational Career Quotes Carlton Fisk


3. “Work to become, not to acquire." —Elbert Hubbard

Inspirational Work Quotes


4. “Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn

Inspirational Work Quotes


5. "I've missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." —Michael Jordan

Inspirational Career Quotes Michael Jordan


6. "Failure doesn't mean you are a failure it just means you haven't succeeded yet." —Robert H. Schuller

Inspirational Quotes About Failure


7. "The best way to predict the future is to create it." —Abraham Lincoln

Inspirational Abraham Lincoln Quotes


8. "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time." —Thomas A. Edison

Inspirational Thomas Edison Quotes


9. "I think everyone should experience defeat at least once during their career. You learn a lot from it." —Lou Holtz

Inspirational Career Quotes


10. "I want to look back on my career and be proud of the work, and be proud that I tried everything." —Jon Stewart

Inspirational Career Quotes Jon Stewart


11. "Dreams are extremely important. You can't do it unless you imagine it." —George Lucas

Inspirational Quotes George Lucas


12. "If you can DREAM it, you can DO it." —Walt Disney

Inspirational Walt Disney Quotes


13. "Desire! That's the one secret of every man's career. Not education. Not being born with hidden talents. Desire." —Johnny Carson

Inspirational Career Quotes


14. "I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do." —Helen Keller

Inspirational Career Quotes


15. "A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory." —Arthur Golden

Inspirational Career Quotes


16. "It's not the days in your life, but the life in your days that counts." —Brian White

Inspirational Quotes About Life


17. "Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom." —General George Patton

Inspirational Quotes About Success


18. "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." —Albert Einstein

Inspirational Albert Einstein Quotes


19. "Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Inspirational Career Quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson


20. "All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure." —Mark Twain

Inspirational Career Quotes About Success


21. "You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do." —Confucius

Inspirational Career Quotes Confucius

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