We understand. Dealing with the daily grind out there in Cubicleland can definitely take a toll – especially if you’re the type of person who loves to travel. The good thing is that there are a gazillion ways to travel – and travel jobs – for those who suffer from severe wanderlust. If this sounds like you, here’s a quick look at a few of them.
Travel nurses are in short supply right now as boomers continue getting older. Hospitals are hiring more and more nurses of this type and a travel LPN salary is pretty decent. Nurses of this type tend to work on a temp basis – typically with contracts of around 13 weeks, there is the ability to bounce from one city to the next quite often. Remember that in addition to your degree, you also need to be licensed to practice in whatever state you’re in.
If you like to drive and meet new people, this might be the option for you. Uber drivers do just that. All you need is a vehicle in good condition, a driver’s license, a smartphone, and car insurance and you can be a driver anywhere in the US. This gig is great because you work when and where you want to and can have another full-time job as well with no problem.
To do this job, you can be stationed permanently at a college, lab, or museum. Alternatively, some archaeologists do a lot of work in the field. If this is you, you’ll collect and study artifacts right at sites with historic significance and then present your work through publishing in trade journals or at conferences. You will need either a Ph.D. or a Master’s degree in archaeology to work as an archaeologist.
This job is another one that doesn’t require too much in the way of qualifications or degrees. Most companies simply require their travel agents to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. That being said, customer service skills are also a must. The thing is, if you’re going to provide your customers with quality service, such as arranging their transportation, admission to activities, and lodging, you need to have more than a passing familiarity with the particular venues and what they do. This means you’ll have to take scouting trips in order to garner this information firsthand.
To be an event coordinator, you’ll more than likely need at least a Bachelor’s degree. It would also help if you’ve had experience within the hospitality industry. Event coordinators typically organize things like company retreats, conferences, and meetings for all sorts of businesses. Due to you needing to visit prospective venues and meeting sites, this career can involve quite a bit of traveling.
Event coordinators are also known for planning private events, which can also be lucrative. These would include things like weddings, bar mitzvahs, and any number of different types of parties and events.
Travel is a good way to make the day-to-day existence on the job a bit livelier and easier to bear. As you can see from the above paragraphs, there are a variety of jobs where you can have this particular perk. Now what you need to do is to garner a bit of attention in the field in which you desire to work. Let hiring managers know that not only are you interested, but you’re also packed and ready to head out. Just be sure to have the qualifications they’re looking for before submitting your resume. Do your research and start out on your adventurous career now.