Work is where we spend most of our time, and if you’re unhappy in your job, it will of course translate to other areas of your life. To be a happy person in general, finding a job that you enjoy and suits your skills is key. For some people, staring at the same office walls every day can make them feel bored and frustrated, if that sounds like you why not work towards a career that offers travel?
The world needs more teachers, and if you’re qualified to teach, then there are many places across the globe where you can put your skills to good use. If you’re not qualified, there are lots of different schemes in countries around the world who will pay you as you learn to become a teacher. In the poorest countries, you don’t need to be qualified and can volunteer to help to teach children basic English and number skills. While these won’t be paid positions, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re doing something productive in your time and are genuinely helping people. If you plan to go into teaching, having volunteering teaching experience on your CV is no bad thing either.
Being qualified in a medical career gives you many options of where you can live and work. Very poor parts of the world desperately need medical aid. Alternatively, it gives you the freedom to live and work in a country like Australia or America- something that’s not available to everyone. Work out where your passions lie, and chase your dream. If you work as a travel nurses, you get the benefit of being able to choose between several jobs in a variety of areas. Each lasts for different periods of time, allowing you to choose where and when you work. As well as being able to see different parts of the world, it gives you the ability to take time off when you want and not be stuck at the same job day after day.
FIFO workers are people who ‘fly in, fly out’ for work. This is a method of employing people in more remote areas of the world, instead of completely relocating them. It’s common in places in Australia and Canada where there are large mining regions. While this kind of role isn’t suitable for everyone, others can benefit from it massively. You get to travel, and it’s far more exciting than a standard job! If you don’t mind being away from home for long stints, this kind of role could be for you.
Are you a caring and empathetic ‘people person’? A career in care will not only play to your strengths but can allow you to travel too. Assisting with trips and vacations or moving around with a family as an au pair allows you to see different parts of the world while you do your job. It might not be entirely travel based, but
Do you do any travel with your job?