Five Best Jobs as a Nomad Traveling the World

A digital nomad working in nature (Image by StockSnap from Pixabay)
A digital nomad working in nature (Image by StockSnap from Pixabay)

GoNOMAD Wants  You to Get Out Into the World and Live as a Nomad!

By Max Hartshorne
GoNOMAD Editor

Museum docent demonstrates the Altair 8800 to student teams in the Personal Computers gallery.
Museum docent demonstrates the Altair 8800 to student teams in the Personal Computers gallery.

For some people, there’s nothing better than heading out to see the world.

That’s why there is an increasing number of people who are trying to figure out ways to earn a living while traveling to all of the countries they want to see in their lives. You might think that’s an impossible task, but in this age of technology and the internet, it’s never been easier.

Here are five of the best types of jobs you can get into that will help you travel the world and live your dream nomadic lifestyle.

1. Programmer or Developer

There is never a shortage of companies who need help with programming of all kinds. If you learn to code, you can find freelance jobs you can work remotely in software development, website development, app development, hard programming, QA and so on. All you need is a laptop and you can work from wherever you want, which means you can bring it with you as you travel the world and stop only where you want.

2. Language Teacher

An elementary-school classroom learning English. Photos provided by the Teaching Experience.
An elementary-school classroom learning English. Photos provided by the Teaching Experience.

If you’re good with languages, especially if you can speak more than one, there’s always a demand in other countries for people who can teach English. That includes children and adults who want to learn how to speak and write it, or more than one language if you can teach them. Countries like Korea and Japan are perhaps the most well known, but you can find similar jobs in Europe and South America as well.

3. Cannabis Trimmer

Growing and selling marijuana is already a billion-dollar industry globally, and it’s growing fast. Everywhere in the world that has it legalized — even if only for medical use — is facing a big demand for workers as their business expands.

That means you can find work almost anywhere in the world at CBD dispensaries, marijuana farms, shops, cafes, and so on. You can get good money, especially if you already come with skills and experience. You can even take marijuana tours in the nine legal states in the U.S.

Work as a flight attendant and fly free!
Work as a flight attendant and fly free!

4. Pilot or Flight Attendant

Of course, the easiest way to have a job that takes you all over the world is to work as a pilot or a flight attendant on international flights. It can be a demanding job, but with guaranteed downtime, you’ll always have time to spend time in major international cities and take quick day trips to see the sights around them. Airlines still allow employees and even spouses to travel by standby sitting in those jump seats used by the staff on planes.

5. Bartender, Tour Guide, or Hostel Worker

The tourism industry is huge and always needing more workers to support its operations. If you like major cities and have experience, you can find work in restaurants, bars, hotels, hostels, tours, and so on.

Joel Finsel and Ian Murray, the bartenders at Manna, demonstrate the fine points of mixology.
The world always needs more bartenders!

As a bartender, you can have a more flexible schedule so you can make small trips whenever and wherever you want.

As a tour guide, you get to learn more about the places you go to and meet all kinds of new people who love traveling like you. As a hostel worker, you might be able to swing living in the hostel as part of your compensation.

If you’ve always wanted to live as a nomad as you travel the world and make a living well enough to support your adventures, there’s no shortage of options these days. With the rise of technology, there are all kinds of remote jobs you can find that allow you to work from anywhere in the world.

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