Great careers for people who love to travelChen Wan Lim
Do you have a case of wanderlust? Have you been bitten by travel bugs? If you have then you will find it very difficult to stay in one place for an extended duration of time. The office will be a very difficult place for you to work in and your mind is constantly planning your next trip. Apart from being a pilot, air steward or a crew on board a cruise ship, here are some great career choices for those who yearn to travel:
The consultancy business is known for its extensive travelling, either regionally or globally. Consultants travel to various countries to study various businesses and to provide advisory services. Their job is to try to solve problems for their clients by putting forth feasible recommendations for business improvements. Travelling is also important for consultants as they need to maintain a good relationship with their clients on-site and to get a first-hand view of the business site. Most consultants come from various educational backgrounds and most possess postgraduate degrees.
Sales and marketing
Sales and marketing roles especially for multinational companies will also allow you to travel the world promoting and selling the company’s products and services. Most international sales and marketing executives have higher degrees or postgraduate qualifications as the role requires executives to be fluent in more than one language, able to comprehend complex numbers and also to have a keen understanding of clients’ business.
English language teacher
A less common form of career (but often lucrative) explored by professionals is teaching the English language as a foreign language. Usually, an undergraduate degree is required for the role along with additional certifications such as TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). The demand for English language teachers is high in developed countries where English is not a common language taught widely in schools.
Another career which is popular amongst travel enthusiasts is writing. Be it full time or freelance, writers can have the opportunity to travel often especially if you’re a business or travel writer for popular publications. Even journalism can offer you the chance to travel and to meet interesting people. Although journalism and writing do not require specific degrees, but most specialised writers especially those which require an aptitude for numbers may require postgraduate degrees and experience in related fields.