Travel the world and make money while you do it! Top 8 Degrees

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Working in a four-wall office, stuck behind a desk or in a cubicle every single day can be tedious, particularly if you’re dreaming of traveling and constantly being on the move while getting to know other places. The majority of people only escape from this tiring and monotonous lifestyle for two weeks when they go on vacation. However, why not look for a job that allows you to travel the world while working? Here are the top 8 degrees you should pursue. 

This sounds appealing, doesn’t it?

Starting over can look scary. Many people would love to quit their jobs and pursue their dreams of having a job that allows them to travel the world. However, the majority of them don’t do it because they are afraid they would lose everything they have accomplished so far if they leave their comfort zone. This is a very natural human instinct because we are afraid of the uncertain. 

However, if you would love to travel the world and make money out of it, this is your chance.

Many will tell you that the options are endless: You could be a travel writer or a diving instructor, a tour guide or a cruise ship entertainer. However, the majority of those options are not well paid and they have a low possibility of career  growth.

Luckily, there are many accredited degrees that would allow you to travel the world and have a respected career at the same time.

Whether you are already in the workforce looking for a fresh, more interesting start, or you are looking for your first degree, here are some of the degrees that would allow you to travel the world.

International Relations professionals travel around the world making relationships between their home country and other countries possible, always focusing on benefiting all parties involved.

They are required to be fast-thinkers under pressure, to solve problems efficiently, work autonomously and to critically think and assess situations. Language skills are of paramount importance, as well as being good with numbers since you will likely be overseeing budgets and logistics

  • Marine Scientist
The job of a marine scientist is to scour the oceans, learning about and protecting everything under it, in it, and also, the waves. You’ll often be out on boats collecting specimens and data.

As well as a bachelor’s degree, you may well require a master’s or even a PhD in a scientific subject. As you’ll be carrying out scientific experiments on a regular basis, you’ll need to have strong research and analytical skills, and be good at interpreting data to make predictions about the future.

Since most of the job is done online, graphic design lends itself to freelancing and remote working. 

Some skills it is important to have if you want to be a freelance graphic designer are: artistic and technical skills, networking skills in order to find clients easily and communication skills to build strong bonds with existing ones so that they stay with you. 

Ideally your degree will be in arts or design. You need to be incredibly creative, good at using design software and able to work to tight deadlines. It’s a competitive industry, so internships and work experience are compulsory.

Translators and interpreters not only need to be bilingual. They also need to have “localization”, which means they should have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the countries’ cultures they work for. 

The majority of translators are freelance. This means they can work from anywhere in the world. All they need is a computer, a wifi connection, and, obviously, more than well-developed language skills. 

Strong attention to detail, the ability to work to deadlines and a great deal of self-motivation and responsibility are musts. 

English teachers are sought after around the world because of the language’s lingua franca status. 

You can get jobs teaching overseas, or even teaching classes online from your computer.

  • Flight Attendant
One of the jobs that require travelling the most is being a flight attendant. You will travel from place to place, being able to get to know different places and cultures at least once a week, earning a good income, and getting many other benefits.

Skills such as speaking a foreign language and CPR training are highly valued by airline hiring managers. 

Flight attendants often work random hours and can encounter difficult or disruptive passengers as well as typical travel disadvantages such as jet lag. But, as a reward for your hard work, you’ll earn free or discounted flights for you and close family members as well as the opportunity to see beautiful places across the world.

Local tour guides or assistants for international tour companies get to work at a single popular location or for multi-destination tours anywhere in the world. You can also become a travel entrepreneur and create your own custom tours.

  • Freelance at anything
None of the above mentioned degrees work for you? There are many more options available nowadays to travel and work at the same time because digitalization means that these days it’s easy to connect with colleagues and clients without having to be in a physical office or meet face-to-face. 

Working online or telecommuting is becoming an option for professionals in a variety of industries.

Any type of entrepreneur can work from anywhere in the world because the internet allows for anyone to buy on an online platform. 

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