7 Jobs For People Who Like To Travel

jobs for people who like to travel

By Susan Ricker


Traveling can be more than just taking a break for a few days. For those who like to travel, it's about seeing the world and interacting with people from different cultures. Some may enjoy traveling so much that they make it a part of their job. Here are seven occupations for people who like to travel:

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1. Airline and commercial pilot*

What they do: Airline and commercial pilots fly and navigate airplanes or helicopters. Pilots spend a considerable amount of time away from home, because flights often involve overnight layovers.

Typical education level that most workers need to enter this occupation: Many pilots learn to fly in the military, but a growing number have an associate or bachelor's degree from a civilian flight school. All pilots who are paid to transport passengers or cargo must have a commercial pilot's license.

2010 median pay: $92,060.


2. Anthropologist and archaeologist

What they do: Anthropologists and archeologists study the origin, development and behavior of human beings, past and present. They examine the cultures, languages, archaeological remains and physical characteristics of people in various parts of the world. Although some anthropologists and archaeologists work in an office, many work in laboratories or travel occasionally for fieldwork.

Typical education level: Master's degree.

2010 median pay: $54,230.


3. Geographer

What they do: Geographers study the Earth and its land, features and inhabitants. They research the physical or human geographic characteristics of a region, ranging in scale from local to global. Most geographers work for the federal government. Some travel to foreign countries or remote locations for fieldwork.

Typical education level: Bachelor's degree.

2010 median pay: $72,800.


4. Heavy and tractor-trailer truck driver

What they do: Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers transport goods to and from locations. They deliver goods over intercity routes, sometimes spanning several states. Long-haul truck drivers can be away from home for days or weeks at a time and spend much of their time alone.

Typical education level: High-school diploma or equivalent.

2010 median pay: $37,770.


5. Meeting, convention and event planner

What they do: Meeting, convention and event planners coordinate all aspects of professional meetings and events, such as choosing meeting locations and arranging transportation. They work onsite at hotels or convention centers, and they often travel to attend events and visit prospective meeting sites.

Typical education level: Bachelor's degree.

2010 median pay: $45,260.


6. Reporter, correspondent and broadcast news analyst

What they do: Reporters, correspondents and broadcast news analysts inform the public about news and events happening locally, nationally and internationally. They work for newspapers, magazines, websites, television and radio. Reporters and correspondents spend a lot of time in the field, conducting interviews and investigating stories.

Typical education level: Bachelor's degree.

2010 median pay: $36,000.


7. Train engineer and operator

What they do: Train engineers and operators ensure that freight and passenger trains stay on schedule and travel safely. Train engineers drive trains, while train operators work the brakes, signals or switches. Locomotive engineers drive trains between stations, and rail-yard engineers move trains around in a rail yard.

Typical education level: High-school diploma or equivalent.

2010 median pay: $46,100.


*All median annual pay figures, job descriptions and education levels are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Susan Ricker is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com and its job blog, The Work Buzz. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues.



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selliott21

And the outlook for these jobs? I know for a couple of them, it is VERY poor, but this info is listed right next to the descriptions the author copy and pasted from the BLS into this article. Sad to leave such important info off. Like can you GET these jobs?

March 06 2014 at 9:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
GEORGE

Those a good ideas for people who love to travel. But, they missed one of the best. I have worked on Ships all of my working career.... Cargo Ships, Tankers, Bulk Carriers, Troop Transports and many other types of Ships, completing my career with 15 years aboard Cruise Ships. It is an excellent salary and the opportunity to explore all four corners of our planet.

March 06 2014 at 7:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
paxrail

Susan Ricker obviously does not know ANYTHING about operating trains. Maybe it would be nice if these bloggers would do some research before writing their B.S. because what she wrote about running a train was pathetically unprofessional B.S.

March 06 2014 at 1:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gls1152

thems some tedious jobs with low pay , esp trucks

November 01 2012 at 11:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
magarch1

Probably one of the silliest articles I've read in recent memory..... Since it's written for children (I assume), she should have added "Brought to you by the letter T...."

October 21 2012 at 6:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ftc420

You forgot the circus!!!

October 21 2012 at 6:20 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
ftc420

You forgot the circus!!!

October 21 2012 at 6:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
mikelookup

Susan Ricker, Your article was written as if you were talking to children or idiots.

October 21 2012 at 5:46 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
arenadood

A friend of mine is an international courier. Pay is great, all expenses paid and travels all over the world either business or first class. He has been doing this for over 20 years. He said he will never quit, he loves it.

October 20 2012 at 6:09 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
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smzkrista

how do I get into an international courier job. Definitely interested

November 01 2012 at 8:31 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
paxrail

No spouse and children obviously.

March 06 2014 at 1:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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