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What job can pay me to travel around the world?

Asked by RedmannX5 (814 points ) May 9th, 2009 from iPhone

One of my greatest ambitions is to travel and see interesting things around the world. What are some good jobs that pay their employees to travel around the world and complete their occupational responsibilities? P.S. I love music, technology, and people :-)

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qashqai's avatar

Mine. (I work for an international financial advisory firm)
Is not that much fun though, after the first two or three absolutely cracking years, you’ll soon find yourself workaholic, disconnected from all your friends, jetlagged half of the week, mojito dependant.

wundayatta's avatar

Flight attendant.

Peace Corps.

Aid agency.

Working for the UN.

Oil industry.

A mariner on an international cargo ship (girl in every port, nudge, nudge, wink, wink).

Just off the top of my head.

justwannaknow's avatar

Join the Air Force.

StellarAirman's avatar

@justwannaknow Maybe if you joined as a loadmaster or crew chief. Depends on the job really. A lot of jobs don’t travel that much and a lot of jobs have very limited base choices.

evelyns_pet_zebra's avatar

Hired Assassin comes to mind. Are you good with a gun?

Judi's avatar

Maybe the State Department. What is your education background? Are you learning other languages to prepare?

gailcalled's avatar

Recreational Director on a cruise ship.

RedmannX5's avatar

@daloon: could I get paid to be in the Peace Corps or is it all volunteer work?

FiRE_MaN's avatar

navy engineer

juniper's avatar

Teaching ESL. Some lucrative countries right now are Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. You can do okay in Korea, too, depending on other monetary factors like cost of living. All you need for a so-so job is to have a degree (sometimes not even that) and to be a native English speaker.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

Peace Corps is volunteer and a part of the government.

“Volunteers also have the chance to learn a new language, live in another culture, and develop career and leadership skills. The Peace Corps experience can enhance long-term career prospects whether you want to work for a corporation, a nonprofit organization, or a government agency. The Peace Corps can even open doors to graduate school.” http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?shell=learn

An alternative to the Peace Corps:
http://www.projects-abroad.org/peace-corps-alternatives/ (unpaid.)
FAQ: http://www.projects-abroad.org/faqs/

And, here is a huge list of places that enable you to travel. I didn’t look at all of them, so some may pay. Browse through them and good luck. :)
http://jobsearch.about.com/od/volunteerjobs/International_Volunteer_Opportunities.htm

Bluefreedom's avatar

Commercial Airline Pilot.

May2689's avatar

Travel seccion in a magazine will pretty much take you everywhere and pay for your expenses

wundayatta's avatar

@DrasticDreamer Doesn’t peace corps pay something? A small stipend for living expenses?

DrasticDreamer's avatar

They may, but only in very rare circumstances. Typically, you have to pay your own way to the destinations. They might, sometimes, help to pay for room and board, but I’m pretty sure that’s where it ends.

ashley's avatar

I believe you receive a stipend for housing, etc… enough to match the living standards of that country. After your service you also receive a lump sum to help with readjustment back into the States. And don’t forget that your student loans can be deferred during your time abroad and you can earn loan forgiveness for each year of service.

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