However, many people get stuck when deciding upon the best career, so here are five jobs that are well suited to getting a job abroad.
1. English Teacher
This is one of the classics for anyone who wants to live and work in another country. Although you can make a living as an English teacher back home, you can also travel with this skill to practically anywhere in the world.
How much you can earn depends upon where in the world you teach. In some countries the pay is very low and is no more that pocket money, but in other countries you can make a decent career out of it.
Also, don’t forget about the possibilities that come with teaching other subjects. International schools often employ experienced teachers and the pay tends to be better than for teaching English, so this is another option.
2. Holiday Rep or Tour Guide
This is another great option for people who want to live in another country and earn money. It is best suited to people who get to know the country well by living there for a while beforehand and learn a bit of the language. Once you have done that, you may find that you are an attractive proposition for a travel company looking for someone with local knowledge.
If you get some experience as a nanny, there are endless opportunities to move abroad and find work. An au pair has been a classic job for decades for people who want to see the world, and it is just as popular today as it has always been.
If you train up as a journalist and then move to another country and get some experience there, you can get yourself a reputation for being a specialist in your location. This could lead to a job as a foreign correspondent for a large media organisation, and there will be plenty of freelance opportunities where you can share your knowledge.
Sometimes even the most basic skills are all you need to move and work abroad. Get some experience working behind a bar and this will become a skill that you can take with you everywhere. Granted, many people have the same skills, but then there are many bars in the world. Learn a bit of the local lingo and your opportunities will expand, and you could find yourself working in hostels, expat pubs and hotel bars all over the world.
If you would prefer to work in a self-employed capacity rather than getting an actual career that allows you to work abroad, your options are nearly endless. You can work as a writer, internet marketer, PPC expert, graphic designer, web designer, SEO consultant, translator or anything else that you can do in a freelance role. Many people are now finding that this is the best way to go about working overseas as there is nothing that forces you to stay in one place.
Go Remote in Your Current Role
If you do not have a career that is particularly suited to working abroad, and you do not want to be self-employed, there is another option. Whatever job you are currently doing, there is a good chance that you can do it remotely. Start thinking about your role, what it involves and whether you really have to be physically present in the office – you may find that working remotely is a real option, and if you can work from home then you may well be able to work from another country as well rather than having to quit your job.