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5 Perfect Jobs For Women Who Love To Travel

. 5 min read . Written by Gauri Ratnam
5 Perfect Jobs For Women Who Love To Travel

Have you often dreamt of waking up in a new city, working, interacting with locals, and exploring the surroundings to your heart’s content? If your answer is yes, it’s time to channel that wanderlust and get moving- and no, you don’t need to drain your bank account for it. With the right career choice, you can work hard and travel harder. Check out these 5 jobs for people who would love to make travel a part of their daily routine!

1.   Flight Attendant

The most obvious of them all – a job in the skies is quite sought after by young women (and men). However, it is important to know that a flight attendant’s job is not as easy as it seems. With overnight layovers, constant travel, and erratic work hours, you should be mentally and physically prepared to cope with exhaustion. But once you’re used to the routine, you’ll see the positives too, like jet setting around the world, complimentary food and stay in luxury hotels (with the right airline), and discounted flights for your family!

Skills Required:

  • Good communication
  • Patience and positivity
  • Pleasant personality and friendliness
  • Teamwork
  • Great spoken English
Flight attendant

Qualifications Needed:

  • Class 12th board certificate
  • Certification from an air hostess academy (optional)
  • Prior customer service experience (optional)

Where To Start!

  • An air hostess academy usually helps with placement on completion of the course.
  • Look for job openings and their minimum airline-based requirements online.
  • Check out job opportunities at the nearest airport.

Go on and let your dreams take flight!

2.   Travel Presenter

If you’re someone who loves travelling and wants to be in front of the screen, there couldn’t be a better-suited job for you.  Not for the shy ones, of course, being a travel presenter will allow you to not only travel to various destinations but also look for unique experiences and stories to tell. The auditions may seem taxing but it’s a small price paid to turn your passion into a profession. Plus, the charm of trying out delicious local food, fame, and great pay makes it all worthwhile.

Skills Required:

  • Good spoken English
  • Excellent communication
  • Passion for travel
  • Confidence
  • Charming personality
travel presenter

Qualifications Needed:

  • Certification in mass communication (optional)
  • Certification in journalism (optional)

Where To Start!

  • Join audition groups on social media.
  • Contact a casting agency.
  • Converse with travel accounts or channels you follow to explore opportunities.

Don’t stop until you get your big break!

3.   Travel Blogger

Another no-brainer, becoming a travel blogger can help you explore uncharted terrain and write about your experiences. Of course, there are a few hiccups you may face, purely due to the abundance of content already available. If you work solely for an agency or as a freelancer, the initial months would require referencing existing content rather than writing a firsthand account, especially for those ‘been there, done that’ topics. 

And if you’re thinking about starting your own blog, your pockets will need to be deep enough to sustain the living and travel expenses of the job until you begin generating revenue. All those points aside, getting through those initial months and carving a brand for yourself will get you started on an unforgettable journey!

Skills Required:

  • Excellent writing
  • Creativity
  • Passion for travel
  • Marketing knowledge
  • Social media marketing
  • Basic SEO
travel blogger

Qualifications Needed:

  • Certification in journalism (optional)
  • Certification in creative writing (optional)
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in English (optional)

Where To Start!

  • Gain a basic knowledge of SEO and social media marketing.
  • Create an account on online freelance websites and explore projects.
  • Start your own blog (and even post about local experiences, initially).
  • Consult travel agencies or websites on opportunities available.

Leave footprints around the world, one word at a time!

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4.   ESL Teacher

Step away from the glitz and glamour of Paris or the oceanic paradise of Maldives, and you’ll see that there’s so much to explore in non-touristy destinations. If you’ve harboured a passion for teaching, travelling to non-English-speaking countries as an ESL (English as a second language) teacher is the best job opportunity at hand. As an ESL teacher, you’ll get to experience a truly local way of life, be immersed in a culture and get the chance to uplift the lives of children along the way.  This should be a definite consideration if you have the skills and desire!

Skills Required:

  • Excellent verbal and written English
  • Patience
  • Confidence
  • Communication skills with kids
ESL teacher

Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in English (based on teaching level)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Education 
  • Certification in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
  • Any other certification based on the country

Where To Start!

  • Contact companies that offer ESL jobs.
  • Look for ESL opportunities online.
  • Join ESL groups on social media.

It takes a big heart (and a little patience) to teach young minds!

5.   Foreign Service Officer

If your heart beats for your country as well as for travel, a foreign service officer’s role is perhaps the most lucrative of them all. Of course, it requires a LOT of perseverance, hard work (and examinations). Similar to a diplomat, this travel job will allow you to visit other countries and tackle issues like international aid, immigration and more, all while representing your country. With the opportunity to meet influential people and make integral changes to policies, there’s a lot this job imparts to you and vice versa.

Foreign service officer

 Skills Required:

  • Research and general knowledge
  • Excellent communication
  • Strong report writing
  • Leadership and initiative
  • Analytical skills

Qualifications Needed:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Passing the UPSC examination
  • Passing the Foreign Service Officer entrance examination

Where To Start!

  • The academy usually absorbs officers once training is completed.
  • Any UPSC coaching institute has guidelines on application.
  • Regularly check websites that post about openings.

Making a difference is at your fingertips!

So, now that you know about some career options for the traveller within you, what travel job is it going to be? Turning their passion into a profession is a choice that many people struggle to make, but grabbing these opportunities can set you on a life-changing path. It’s time to embrace the future and do what you love!

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