Top 10 Jobs for Travel Enthusiasts – The World is Your Office

Chances are that the character of Arjun Saluja (played by Hrithik Roshan) in “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara” might not have resonated with you initially. He’s a workaholic, someone who lives and breathes his job. Chances also are that as you’ve grown older and entered the workforce yourself, you might find yourself relating to him more than you expected.

Work can often feel like a never-ending cycle, leaving you drained and exhausted. But wouldn’t waking up in a sea-facing hotel, rather than in your regular apartment, help take the edge off those dreaded Monday mornings? (Handling the blues with some blues) It’s a tempting thought. 

For those with wanderlust written in their bios, the idea of traveling for work might seem like the ultimate dream package. Combining business with pleasure, exploring new destinations, and experiencing different cultures—it’s the perfect antidote to the monotony of everyday office life. So, here’s a list of those professions that will let you live like Imran Qureshi while earning like Arjun. (By the way, If you haven’t seen ZNMD yet, this is your sign)

  • Travel Bloggers/ Influencers

    Average Salary in India: ₹ 3.2 Lakhs p.a

We can all agree that today, hashtags carry more weight than luggage. With the rise of social media platforms, becoming a travel blogger or influencer has become a viable career option. These individuals document their journeys, share travel tips, and provide insights into different destinations through blogs, vlogs, and social media posts. So, while some collect souvenirs, they collect followers with their sponsored sunsets and brand collaborations.

  • Photographer/Videographer 

    Average Salary in India: ₹ 4.3 Lakhs p.a

Being able to tell stories through the pictures you take of the most stunning of landscapes sounds like quite the job. Travel photographers and videographers have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity while exploring breathtaking landscapes, various cultures, and diverse communities around the world. Also, it’s 2024, Abba maan hi jaayenge.


  • Flight Attendant/Pilot

    Average Salary in India (Flight Attendant): ₹ 6.2 Lakhs p.a
    Average Salary in India (Pilot): ₹ 9.5 Lakhs p.a

Breakfast in Paris, lunch in Tokyo, and dinner in Greece could very well be your routine if you pick this profession. Being a flight attendant allows individuals to jet-set across the globe while ensuring passenger safety and comfort. Flight attendants get to visit diverse destinations and interact with people from all walks of life. This career offers flexibility, benefits, and the chance to accumulate air miles for personal travel. They’re living proof that the sky’s the limit, quite literally.


  • Travel Nurse or Medical Professional

    Average Salary in India: ₹ 14.7 Lakhs p.a

All the world’s an operating room for people in this line of work. Nurses, doctors, and other medical professionals often have the chance to travel for work, especially in fields like travel nursing where assignments can take them to different cities or even countries. One of the most appealing aspects of travel nursing is the opportunity to explore different cities and regions while earning competitive pay and benefits. 


  • Consultant

   Average Salary in India: ₹ 13.5 Lakhs p.a

Where others see problems, consultants see opportunities for adventure. These are professionals who provide expert advice and solutions to businesses or organizations in various industries. They work with clients to identify challenges, develop strategies, and implement solutions to improve efficiency and profitability. This can involve both domestic and international travel, depending on the nature of the consultancy firm and its clients. 


  •  PR Specialist

   Average Salary in India: ₹ 6.0 Lakhs p.a

If you’re a Swiftie, you know your reputation precedes you. As a PR specialist, one is required to travel to meet with clients, attend events, and coordinate media relations in different locations. PR specialists may accompany clients on press tours, organize promotional events, and conduct outreach to journalists and influencers globally. Whether representing multinational corporations, nonprofit organizations, or celebrities, they often find themselves on the move.


  • Archaeologist

   Average Salary in India: ₹ 8.4 Lakhs p.a

Through archaeology, you can be Indiana Jones with a degree. The job typically entails engaging in activities such as observation, fact-finding, and collecting samples and artifacts from sites for further study. Moreover, for those with a passion for travel, archaeology offers the perfect avenue to explore historical sites spanning the globe.


  • Real Estate Agents

  Average Salary in India: ₹ 6.8 Lakhs p.a

Selling property isn’t just a job, it’s an art. One that requires knowledge of finance as much as it requires charm to convince your customers. Agents who specialize in luxury or vacation properties often travel to meet with clients, showcase properties, and facilitate transactions. They may also attend industry events, conferences, and property exhibitions in different cities or countries to expand their network and market expertise.


  • Journalist/Reporter

   Average Salary in India: ₹ 4.2 Lakhs p.a

It is rightly said that the pen is mightier than the sword. With these pens in hand, journalists/reporters chase stories around the globe in search of the next headline-worthy scoop. They often travel to different locations to cover news stories, events, and interviews. They may work for newspapers, magazines, television networks, or online media outlets, providing firsthand coverage of current events around the world.


  •  Diplomat/Foreign Service Officer

    Average Salary in India: ₹ 5 Lakhs p.a

It cannot be every day that you get to wear an expensive suit and carry a suitcase to your job, looking all fancy. Can it? It can, if you’re a foreign service officer. This job requires officers to represent their countries abroad, working in embassies or consulates to promote diplomatic relations, negotiate agreements, and assist citizens, often requiring relocation and travel to different countries. 

While traveling for work may require adaptability and sacrifice, the rewards of such journeys are boundless. So, don’t settle for a desk with a view, work for a new view every week. Then, your job satisfaction would be directly proportional to your flyer miles. And of course, you will be able to afford a Bagwati too. (Go watch ZNMD, I beg of you)

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