Choosing a job that gives you a sense of self fulfilment, or that satisfies a particular passion is everyone’s dream. We all spend a considerable amount of time at work, so it is important that the job that we choose is one that we enjoy. If you are passionate about traveling, did you ever consider embarking on a career that is travel related?
Here are 5 amazingly satisfying travel jobs that anyone can do. And the best part is that, besides being travel related these jobs pay really well. Check them out and see which one would be best for you!
1. Superyacht Crew
Ever considered working as a yachtie? This is basically all about forming part of a superyacht crew. You basically get to travel on the yacht, as you sail it and maintain it for its owner. It is surely an interesting job which apart from paying quite well, allows you to visit many beautiful places. Yachties work for wealthy people who have a yacht for pleasure, and so it may not be that easy to actually manage to find such a job. However, in time you might find such a vacancy!
In the meantime we suggest you consider preparing yourself for such a post by acquiring the necessary qualifications, namely, an STCW Basic Training certificate, and an ENG 1 Seafarer Medical certificate. Some posts as a superyacht crew include captain, first and second officer, deckhand, chief engineer, and stewardess. If you have a background in accounting, you might also consider working as a seafarers tax accountant, as all of such yacht crew and seafarers would need suitable tax advisory services.
2. TEFL Teacher
English is a very important language, and consequently, many people from all over the world are applying to take up a course so as to learn it. This led to a considerable rise in the demand for teachers of English, which ultimately led to the creation of the TEFL certification, which stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language.
Acquiring this certificate will allow you to apply for teaching jobs, and there are many such jobs available all over the world. So basically once you are TEFL certified you can dramatically improve your chances of landing a teaching job abroad, and the salary in certain countries is rather high!
3. Holiday Rep
Another interesting job opportunity is that of a holiday rep. This could include various kinds of posts which all have to do with ensuring that a tourist is getting the best possible service while on holiday. So this could be a customer service representative, an entertainer, a lifeguard. The list goes on and on. Regardless of which post you decide to apply for, it is important that you have certain qualifications which will improve your chances of working as a holiday rep. Good GCSE grades along with a qualification in Travel and Tourism is recommended.
Being proficient in various foreign languages is obviously an asset. For such jobs it is also important to be outgoing and friendly. While salaries vary considerably it is important to point out that holiday reps generally get to benefit from various perks, such as free accommodation, insurance, and travel. Besides you will basically feel as if you are on holiday all along as you get to avail of free facilities, and a chance to explore new places!
4. Cruise Ship Positions
Ever considered applying for cruise ship positions? There are several kinds of jobs available on cruise ships and salaries are quite good in most cases. Some vacancies include deck crew, expedition leaders, hosts, bartenders, water sports instructors, lifeguards, casino staff, entertainers, engineering department crew, fitness instructors and massage therapists to mention a few.
The list is quite long and diversified as it includes technical, hospitality, managerial, and sales staff. So the sky is your limit when it comes to considering a cruise ship position, and one can safely say that there is something ideal for anyone’s aptitude and level of education. One thing is for sure – such jobs allow you to travel on a cruise ship and enjoy all of the benefits attributed to this!
5. Au Pair
Au pair vacancies are often available. There are various host families who decide to take on an au pair to get services related to child care and housekeeping, while offering the au pair free board and accommodation. An au pair gets to visit a foreign country, and while this is enticing per se, it is also a great opportunity to learn while having fun. Au pair posts are ideal opportunities for young people who are looking for a temporary job, which is instructive, fun and rewarding.
All of these travel jobs are appealing in their own way. We are sure that if you are truly passionate about traveling you have been tempted to consider looking for such vacancies. We thus wish you good luck, and may you be able to land one of these jobs in the near future!