If you love to travel it makes sense to embark on a career which allows you to do just that. If you can combine seeing different parts of the world with earning a reasonable salary, then it’s a win/win situation.
If you want to change career so that you can travel, it means you may have to participate in relevant training and gain additional qualifications. The extra work is worth it in the long run, if you get to do the travelling you have been craving.
There are plenty of different jobs available which provide you with the opportunity to travel. We are going to take a look at 3 of the main ones and what they entail.
Cruise line worker
Many people dream of working on a cruise ship, in whatever capacity. Let’s face it, the thought of sailing the oceans and visiting a host of different stops on the way is very appealing.
There are plenty of different jobs to be had if you like the idea of working on a cruise liner. You can work in one of the on board shops, as a bartender, in the casino or as one of the entertainment team, for instance.
One thing it’s important to note about working on a cruise liner is that it is not as easy as it might look. The hours can be very long. If you’re working in the cruise line industry you can expect to earn an average annual salary of around AU$58,000.
If you want to work as a tour guide you need to be able to memorise a lot of details about the places the tour visits, and narrate them in an interesting manner so that the people who are taking the tour remain engaged.
You also need to have good communication and interpersonal skills so that you can make the guests feel at home, no matter which destinations the tour is visiting.
If you are thinking about embarking on a career as a tour guide you should check online providers such as Upskilled for details of the training course you may want to take.
If you work as a tour guide you can expect to earn a salary of around AU$23 per hour.
If you love children, and you have a second language as one of your skills, you may find that working as an au pair is a good choice for you. You look after the children of the household and in return you get a competitive salary and all of your room and board paid for.
This can be an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the local community and really get to know a foreign country. Salaries for au pairs are wide ranging, depending on the country where you are working and the range of duties allocated to you.
If you decide to commence working in any of these roles then you can enjoy experiencing foreign countries in addition to receiving a half decent salary.