9 Hot Careers for Women Who Love to Travel
Obsessed with traveling but don’t have a the means to do so as often as you’d like?
Well, trust me when I say I can totally relate!
Fortunately, we live in a digital world where virtually anything is possible when it comes to working on the go.
Grab a snack and check out the list of cool careers for women with a bit of wanderlust.
Become a Flight Attendant
You’ll spend much of your shift above thousands of feet of fresh air and clouds while providing customer service and comfort to fliers.
You’ll also earn discounted flights for yourself, family and friends through your employer.
Working as a flight attendant is perfect for people who can travel on a whim to different states and countries across the globe.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Flight attendants earned an average of $50,500 per year as of May 2017! Not too shabby is you ask me.
Of course, since this is only an average, some flight attendants earn less and others more.
As a travel nurse, not only are you saving lives and earning a lucrative living, you also get to spend your time in other places across the country or world.
Registered nurses already earn lucrative salaries as it is.
In 2017, the BLS reported that registered nurses earned an annual median income of $70,000.
Once the incentives for travel are factored in, it’s realistic that you’ll earn thousands more.
Nurses with specialty practices (i.e. nurse anesthetists, practitioners, midwives) can earn well over 6 figures per year.
Travel Blogger or Vlogger
Thank God for the world being digital, right? There are so many opportunities to create your own success as a blogger or vlogger.
A few of the key the rules to being able to financially support your travel in this field are:
- Be Consistent
- Build a Loyal Following
- Create Quality Content that Solve Your Customers’ Problems
- Monetize Your Efforts Early
By following the above guidelines, you’ll be able to create and monetize your blog and eventually earn enough money to write and travel on a consistent basis.
One of my favorite bloggers who’s actually living on the go and traveling is Michelle Schroeder-Gardner of Making Sense of Cents. Her story is extremely motivational in inspiring for anyone interested in making a living as a blogger.
At the time of this blog post in 2018, Michelle makes well over $100,000 per month from her blogging and affiliate efforts!
With so many entrepreneurs and businesses in need of this service, you could launch your own web design company and work from anywhere there’s an internet connection. Make your own schedule start designing from anywhere.
Learning to design websites doesn’t have to cost you years of your life in school either.
Some web designers are self-taught while others prefer the more traditional route.
Whichever option you choose, you can make big bucks crafting beautiful and functional web sites for others. WordPress is what most bloggers and site creators use to build their content on (I use WordPress as well).
It’s fairly simple to use and WordPress sites are able to be customized and loaded with all types of options for blogs, e-commerce sites and those with membership needs.
Work on a Cruise Ship
There are more opportunities to work on a cruise ship than you may initially think about. Basically, anything we need on land travelers need while traveling on a ship.
Check out some of the career opportunities below that you may be interested in working on while traveling as a shipboard employee.
- Food and Beverage
- Medical Personnel
- Human Resources
- Clergy and Religious Services
- Work with Children
- Scuba Diving Instructor
As a travel agent, you get the inside scoop on the best venues, discounted rates and you get to help others fulfill their travel goals too.
You can work as a corporate travel agent or as a leisure agent. Either way, you’ll gain access to travel perks and discounts as you also work to create travel experiences for clients.
You’ll also have the benefit of working as an entrepreneur or for a travel agency.
If you have a special skill you can build your career around freelancing. Some examples of freelancing opportunities include:
- Writing (Blogs, Resumes, Cover Letters, Articles)
- App Developer
- Social Media Marketing
- Virtual Assistant
After you’ve built your clientele, you can then use word of mouth, build your own site or use social networking for showcasing your previous work and attracting new clients.
Teach English Abroad
A really awesome way to not only travel but also meet great people and change the lives of others is to teach the English Language across the globe.
You’ll immerse yourself in other cultures, enhance the lives of others and work with others inspired to do the same.
Some programs require experience while others are entry-level as long as you’re a native English speaker. Teaching English abroad is an amazing opportunity for students seeking internships or those who are just interested in doing something fun, exciting and fulfilling.
Check out Go Abroad to check out some of this company’s opportunities. However, there are many other programs out there.
Also, if you’re a current student your career center may be a great place to start checking into programs that your College or University supports or may have affiliation with.
Join the Military
Feeling patriotic? If so, joining a branch of the military may be an ideal opportunity for you to serve your country and travel the world while doing so.
Like most corporate jobs, the various branches of the military offers many different benefits as well as the opportunity to travel the world.
Servicemen and women have access to health and life Insurance, vacation time, education incentives, bonuses, special pay and allowances just to name a few.
If you have a career where you travel often, share it below! We’d love to gather new and exciting career ideas that aren’t listed already.