10 Best Jobs for Travellers – Travel & Make Money!

“Main udna chahta hoon, daudna chahta hoon, girna bhi chahta hoon. Bas, rukna nahi chahta” 🤩

(“I want to fly, I want to run, I want to fall too! Just don’t want to stop.)

Does Bunny (YJHD) invoke the desire of wandering off far and wide in you too? Do you wish to have a job that pays to travel and glare at the world?

Well, then you need to listen to Anthony Bourdain as he says,

“If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors if you have to. Find out how other people live and eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go”  

This quote gives me galore motivation! I’m sure it does to you too. 

I believe no one wishes they’d have a monotonous 9 to 5 job, sticking eyes on a screen while sitting on the same desk every day, five days a week – not even the wildest of dreams! Right?

So, let’s find a way to bring life into those dreams! I have prepared for you a list of the top 10 best jobs for travelers so that you can have a great career and a chance at living your dreams.

Let’s get scrolling!

10 Best Jobs for Travellers! 🧳

So, here’s the list of the 10 best jobs for travelers which will include jobs that require international travel, traveling jobs for females, and also government jobs that require international travel.👇

Jobs that Require Travel And Pay Well

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore” 

– Andre Gide

1. Pilot

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One of the best jobs for travelers includes Pilot! Yes, I know, being a pilot was many of ours dream as a child. We all wanted to fly, right? 

You have to have a commercial pilot license and clear some medical tests and pilot training courses. You can pursue the training course after qualifying 12th examination with the science or commerce stream or clear the NDA exam.

Although it requires a lot of experience and knowledge to fly a plane, trust me, once you are among the clouds, you will get that feeling of satisfaction.

The average salary of a pilot in India is around INR 17 lac per annum.

2. Cruise Ship Workers

A lot of people work on cruise ships. Cruise ship jobs include deckhands, engineers, maintenance workers, officers, etc. 

Their job involves sailing the ship, attending to the physical maintenance needs of the ship, and keeping the ship under fleet regulations and international maritime laws, attending to the passengers, etc. 

You get to travel to faraway countries via sea and stay there as per the journey schedule. Thus, it is one of the greatest jobs that require travel and pay well.

The average salary of a cruise ship worker in India is around INR 6-10 lac per annum.

3. Research Scientist

Another one of the jobs that require international travel and pays well is a research scientist. The job of a research scientist includes undertaking research and analyzing information from controlled laboratory-based investigations, experiments, and trials.

The part where travel comes along is mostly the trials and collecting of samples. For instance, a research scientist working on making discoveries on dinosaurs may have to travel to different parts of the world to conduct new excavations, collect samples, perform trials, etc. 

It’s a great way to mix multiple passions and have a great career!

The average salary of a research scientist in India is around INR 9 lac per annum.

Government Jobs that Require International Travel

4. Navy

First, on the list of government jobs that require international travel is the job of a Naval Officer. Defense is one of the most valued and respected jobs across the globe. And, the Indian Navy is India’s Waterways Defence Force.

As a naval officer, your job is to defend the marine borders of the country. Officers are deployed in the sea for a period of six to nine months. This job is great for wanderlust as you get to travel a lot of international borders too. 

This job pays really well with an average salary of around INR 24 lac per annum.

Some of the benefits of the job include 60 days annual leave and 20 days casual leave, free rail/air travel on leave once a year, six travel concessions forms for performing journeys by train.

5. International Aid Worker

Another great job out of the government jobs that require international travel is International Aid. Willingness to travel a lot is kind of an important point to be qualified for the job.

To be an international aid worker you have to have a master’s degree (or a specialized or professional degree such as engineering or nursing, etc.). Other than completing higher education, you need to do a lot of training, have professional skills and experience & a lot of determination.

Also, an understanding of global issues is a must. And, you need to be willing to live and work in difficult places (sometimes).

The average salary of an international aid worker in India is around INR 3-4 lac per annum.

6. Railways Job

Another one on the list of jobs that require travel and pay well is a job in the Indian Railways. There are a lot of vacancies in the railways’ department including engineers, ticket checkers, sanitary workers, clerks, and a lot more.

The job of a, say, for instance, ticket checker does not only come with a great salary package, but it offers several benefits too!  You will be entitled to housing allowance, medical insurance, pension, gratuity, and free rail travel in the best coaches for you and your family.

Although, you can not directly apply for such jobs. The government conducts national-level entry exams for the same. 

The average salary of a railway employee in India is around INR 6-7 lac per annum.

Traveling Jobs for Females | Jobs that Require International Travel

(Also, find out some of the best government job vacancies for females, here.)

7. Air Hostess 

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One of the most ideal jobs that require international travel is that of an Air Hostess. Also, specifically, it is one of the best traveling jobs for females. As an air hostess, you will travel the world, literally! You get to travel to and stay in different countries on duty as per the flight schedules.

The job of an air hostess is to ensure comfortable and safe air travel for the passengers on the flight and ensure safe travel practices. 

The average salary of an air hostess in India is around INR 3-4 lac per annum.

8. TOEFL Qualified English Teacher

One of the best traveling jobs for females is that of an English teacher. It is also one of those jobs that require travel and pay well. But, wait! Not any English teacher! I am talking about being an English teacher after qualifying for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).

You can work as a teacher in schools across the globe! 

The average salary of a TOEFL qualified English teacher is around INR 35 lac per annum in the United States.

9. Photographer/Videographer

Photography or videography is one of the most amazing traveling jobs for females. You get to live a dream, basically!

You can work as a travel photographer or videographer, work with travel media agencies, etc., or freelance! Or, you can also start your own YouTube channel. Here are some amazing content ideas for you.

The salary of a photographer varies with the job profile, but it pays well, AND most importantly, the experience is worth it all.

10. Yoga Instructor

become a yoga instructor and earn money while travelling

One of the most relaxing jobs that require international travel is yoga instruction. More and more people are inclined towards yoga globally. 

To get an international job as a yoga instructor you can sign up for YogaTrade. Also, try to build your online presence to have better chances of finding such jobs.

Furthermore, yoga is a great career in India itself. The average salary of a yoga instructor in India is around INR 3.5 lac per annum.

These were some of the ideal traveling jobs for females. Now, we know it is difficult for women in our society to balance work and personal life. Nevertheless, societal judgments must not stop you from achieving your dreams.

To Wrap it Up…

“Traveling allows you to become so many different versions of yourself” 

– Unknown

There are many sides of your personality that you are yet to discover. In psychology, we call it the hidden personality! And, it is by traveling off to different places, you will be able to unleash that side of you.

By learning about different cultures, and lives, you will learn more about YOU! 

Traveling really is bliss! There probably isn’t a better adrenaline rush than traveling. So, what is it that one thing that makes this pleasure even worthwhile? Making money off of it!!!

My advice? Stop watching those travel documentaries from your couch, get out there, and live your life! These amazing job options will make every day of your life an adventure.

In the comment section below, let me know if you liked this blog on ‘10 Best Jobs for Travellers’. 

Also, leave a in the comments if you want me to do a ‘part two’ of the blog!  

And, till then ‘rukna mat’! (‘don’t stop’)

Avipsa Lakhanpal

Hey there! I am Avipsa Lakhanpal. I'm a passionate writer and a self-taught artist. I like writing on subjects relating to academics, career, e-commerce, and general knowledge. I write with the sole aim of assisting my readers to their complete satisfaction. Read more