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    What Jobs Allow You To Travel?

    Hey LOers.

    So, this is kind of random, but I am looking for serious answers. What are some careers that allow you to travel to many different places around the world, and perhaps stay there for at least a short amount of time.

    I guess I only ask because, well, I guess because I want a job that allows me to see a lot of different things and have a lot of unique and varied experiences. I think I know what I want to do already, but, I suppose this is a theoretical exercise just to see what others can come up with.

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    Well, occupations in the travel industry immediately spring to mind; pilots, air stewards etc. I'd also suspect other parts of the hospitality sector get a fair bit too (chefs, for example, are in short supply so afaik tend to get called to big events in other countries where demand is too high). On a different vein, if you worked for the military or parliament (diplomacy if you're prepared to work at it, for example) would theoretically be pretty travel-based. I'd also think a lot of business work involves world travel - checking out investment opportunities, travelling briefly to branches around the world etc. If you're feeling charitable, you could always join a charity/mission organisation and help out third world countries.

    Admittedly I don't have a great plethora of experience in the work force, but those are jobs that spring to mind.

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    Start by being very, very good at what you do. Airline crew and military personnel will get sent abroad a fair amount, but the first may only stay over a night in certain places (though it's possible you'll be able to book discounted flights) and the second is fraught will all sorts of danger .

    With diplomacy and business you're going to have to be good - there's going to be a lot of competition for that sort of post, so you've got to get ahead with language skills and be very good in your chosen area. Chances are you'd have to join near the bottom and work your way up into a position to take a shot at that sort of thing.


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    Consultants normally travel all around the world. It also gives a wide range of areas to specialise in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotspike18 View Post
    Hey LOers.

    So, this is kind of random, but I am looking for serious answers. What are some careers that allow you to travel to many different places around the world, and perhaps stay there for at least a short amount of time.

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    Eh, the Navy is far more likely to see new places internationaly, I would imagine. Granted, most of it would be water, but still better odds than the Army. And unlike the Army you'd actually get a bed. A small one, cramped too, but compared to what the infantry are sleeping in, well... :b

    There is teaching English abroad, by the way. It won't have you frequently visiting new places, but still...

    Going on a naval theme, even a civvy sailor could possibly see new places. -And- get the chance to visit those places too, instead of hoping for shore leave. :3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixie View Post
    There is teaching English abroad, by the way. It won't have you frequently visiting new places, but still...
    Actually, that's what I'm going to school for. My plan is to graduate, and get a job teaching in either Australia, Japan, or Hawaii (still in the US, but far enough away). I would probably stay out there and try to get my Masters, then come home and work on my Doctorate, and then use my experience to teach College. I actually just had a teacher come back from doing exactly that, and he is always advocating that we do the same, as well as trying to bring foreign interests into Education Job Fairs.
    Even if you stayed at home to teach, you would have your summers off during which you could either vacation to all of these cool places. If you don't have the cash to travel, you could sign up for charity work, where they'll usually assign you to a sort of barracks while you're doing your work.

    People are really down on everything but the navy it seems. The navy will spend months at sea, and only a short time at ports of call. The USMC on the other hand will actually go on 6-9 month deployments even in peacetime. Basically, get on a boat, get off the boat in a foreign country, get back on the boat, go home.
    The army will send you to different duty stations, often in Europe. Marine duty stations will have you in the East (basically their WW2 holdings). Airforce typically deploys in a country near where they are fighting, and the majority of their duty stations are in the US. Ditto for the navy. I grew up with the Marines, they're like my extended family.

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    The big thing to consider is how often you want to be moving around, and whether or not you can find a spouse that is willing to participate in all of that. It's a lot of strain on a family- kids switching schools with each move, or growing up without you when you're deployed.
    Also, all of those great exotic locations are exotic because they're not home. I've often sat around and wondered what it would be like to really live in another country for an extended period. I'd be going to work there, dealing with daily traffic, language issues, other sets of laws, different TV programs, radio stations, and music. And when your job is there, you're sort of stuck to it all.
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    Delta force, rangers, DEA agents alot of goverment jobs get to travel around the world. These unlike navy you go to places not on the sea.. they are harder to get into but they travel atone also navy seals.
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    Thanks for all the responses, there were a lot of things you all mentioned that I hadn't thought of. I suppose that one of my bigger personal goals is just seeing a lot of different places/things/people and just really living and being experienced. I'm not really worried about family or kids or anything like that right now, so that's not an issue.

    Right now I'm working on getting into the film industry. Which, in some ways can provide opportunities to travel while on the job (or off the job with the big monies if you happen to hit it big). So, I don't know, I guess I'm just always on the look out for that one 'niche' I feel like I haven't quite found yet perhaps.
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    I know people who do volanteer work in various places in the world. One person had been to several places in Africa and Nepal.

    Anything that includes science and conferances also contain travelling. A typicall, hard working scientist can travel up to 3-4 conferances a year. The good thing about them is that you can stay in that place for up to a week. People I know travel to other continents, have fun for a week, go to the conferance for the next week, and then travel back home. Conferances enable people to experiance the food and city with freinds and colleagues.
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