Some of us are born with a wanderlust: a desire to explore new and exciting places. Our careers sometimes get in the way of our dreams, but they don’t have to. Here are a few career paths that will help you travel rather than getting in the way.
If you’re looking to travel, you might want to look into becoming a flight attendant. Flight attendants travel all over the world as part of their job, and most usually get to fly for free even when they’re off the clock. New flight attendants typically make about $20 per hour, but as you accumulate experience, you could make anywhere from $40 to $50 per hour. You don’t necessarily need a degree to become a flight attendant, but most airlines do require you to meet certain physical standards.
If flying doesn’t interest you, you might want to stick to the road, because truckers get to travel a lot too. Getting things from one location to another is their job, after all. The average truck driver makes about $19 per hour. To become a truck driver, you must first receive your commercial drivers’ license (CDL). As this source explains, depending on the training program you choose and the level of license you’re trying to obtain, the program to obtain a CDL license may take anywhere from three to seven weeks to complete. Once you’re finished, though, there are plenty of truck driving jobs out there, so it shouldn’t be too hard to apply.
A career in the foreign service might seem intimidating, but if you’re a traveler, it will probably be rewarding. Not only will you be able to travel to other countries, but you’ll also be able to embroil yourself directly in their respective cultures. Pay for foreign service officers varies but usually averages about $100,000 per annum. Surprisingly, you don’t even need a degree to apply for the foreign service, but you do need to pass a test: the Foreign Service Officer Test (FSOT). The FSOT is notoriously difficult, but there are plenty of resources available to help you pass. Why not give it a shot?
Travel is an important human experience. Travelling can help you to expand your horizons and learn new things. For people who want to travel more, it’s important that you pick a career path that matches your ambitions. Thankfully, there are several. Just keep your options open.
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