Top 7 jobs that let you travel, pay you to do it and train fast

By The Schneider Guy Jun 4, 2020
Truck driver at travel scenic rest stop.

You love to travel. You want to get paid to travel. You don’t want to deal with an expensive or long training process.

You’ve come to the right place. We won’t be highlighting airline pilots or telemedicine doctors who need extensive training. Just jobs that require travel with no experience required and minimal training.

Counting down the top jobs that let you travel

7. Military personnel.

Be a patriot in the truest form with the ability to see the world. You may be stationed at bases around the country or overseas. Depending on which branch you pursue, you could regularly travel the world, while serving your nation. Your service could also open doors with travel-focused, military-friendly jobs later.

Pay: Wide range depending on rank, location, job specialty, etc. (U.S. military pay table).
Training: Basic training about 2 months, and ongoing.

6. Stagehand or roadie.

Roadie setting up equipment

For many jobs, life on the road is built into the job description. You can land a job on the crew for many music artists, theater productions and entertainers, traveling nationally and internationally to put on shows for audiences around the world.

Pay: $50,000 per year average, but highly variable on role (salary.com).
Training: 3 weeks – 3 months (careersinmusic.com).

5. Digital nomad.

As online businesses and freelance opportunities continue to expand, savvy entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to get paid to travel for different types of work, whether it’s as a travel blogger, consultant or simply finding a way to monetize a hobby that keeps you on the road.

Pay: Wide range.
Training: Variable based on current skills and education.

4. Travel agent.

This one is a no brainer. Travel is in the job title after all. You’ll get paid to travel the world regularly so you can stay familiar with the experiences you’ll offer clients. You will spend some time behind a desk, but the next adventure is never too far off.

Pay: $47,000 average (indeed.com).
Training: 8-16 weeks (hcareers.com).

3. Cruise ship worker.

Cruise ship worker waiting on guests

Go on the cruise of your dreams … for a living. The pay may not be as high as some other jobs here, but it’s hard to beat free room and board and the variety of popular vacation destinations you can hit. Serve in a restaurant, onboard store or wide variety of other hospitality positions.

Pay: Under $20,000 average, but highly variable and tip dependent (jobmonkey.com).
Training: On the job for many.

2. Flight attendant.

This may be the position that first comes to mind for many, and you can get trained quickly, earn decent pay and be required to travel with no to little experience. You may need to get creative to enjoy the sights and sounds of destinations from the ground, but you can check off your bucket list quickly jet-setting around the world.

Pay: $42,000 average (glassdoor.com).
Training: 3 to 6 weeks and on the job (travelandleisure.com).

1. Truck driver

Schneider tractor-trailer in desert

Many of the jobs above, while they do pay you to travel and have relatively short training periods, have low or unreliable pay. Or they allow you to travel, but only some of the time or with little choice of travel area. When it comes to jobs where you travel, truck driving is getting paid to travel, with higher and more reliable pay, and greater choice of where you drive. Truck driving is the ultimate among jobs that let you travel.

Pay: $61,000 (indeed.com).
Training: About 7 weeks (schneiderjobs.com).

Let’s get you traveling

If you’re interested in getting paid to travel as a professional truck driver, Schneider offers a wide variety of jobs for drivers of all experience levels. First, learn the benefits, and get rolling.

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