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Jobs for the Nomads at Heart

By Melissa Gutierrez
Posted On Jun 14, 2016
Jobs for the Nomads at Heart

“Life is short and the world is wide.”

~ Unknown

Let that inspire us to spread our wings, push past the familiar, venture onto the beautiful unknown, and create voyages that forever leave us speechless and marked.

But how do we live the type of life that novels are written about when we are so bound by the monotony and irrefutable responsibilities of life?

Well, here is a list of jobs that are ideal for the nomads at heart:

  1. Flight attendant. This is the obvious one, but still worth mentioning because when it is all said and done, you get paid to travel. However, if you are looking for long layovers in exotic destinations, make sure to apply to major airlines that fly international.
  2. Consultants get paid to travel and offer expert advice on everything from management to marketing to IT. With this gig you will not be tied to one office; rather, you’ll travel from city to city, visiting the businesses that need your help.
  3. Ski or scuba instructor. If you have the talent and can qualify as an instructor, than this is your niche. Ski and scuba buffs can live the dream by teaching in the most exotic locations – skiing in the Swiss Alps or diving in New Zealand anyone?
  4. Au Pair. Do you like children and know a second language? If so, revel in the sweet perks of the au pair life and live with a host family in a foreign country as a babysitter and fully immerse yourself in another culture.
  5. Interpreter. If you are fluent in at least two languages and like to travel, than this is the job for you. Working as an interpreter can take you all over the world because there is a need for interpreters in political and business meetings, international convention and conferences, and refugee camps, just to name a few. You will need a language degree, a qualification in interpreting, and specialized knowledge of science, politics, law, or economics. Find out more at the Institute of Translation and Interpreting.
  6. Retail buyer. In addition to monitoring in-store inventory, retail buyers can spread their wings and travel to different cities, even around the globe (depending on where the company sources its products from), to attend vendor meetings, trade shows, and conferences.
  7. International hotel chain. Working for a major international hotel can be your ticket to see the world. There are many opportunities for getting transferred to their other locations and even move up the corporate ladder.

The wanderlust is too real.