“A lot of us love to travel, and we fantasize about how to make it part of our work life,” says Kathryn Saxer, a Seattle-based career coach.
If that sounds like you, one of the first questions Saxer says to ask yourself is: Are you interested in the travel industry itself or in work that involves travel?
For example, those with a bachelor’s degree and interest in working abroad might earn a certificate in Teaching English to Students of Other Languages, one route to teaching English overseas.
“With almost 2 billion people using and learning English worldwide, the international job market is strong and wide open,” says Rachael St. Clair, program director at Seattle Central College’s continuing education department, which offers a TESOL program. China, Spain, Nicaragua, South Korea, Vietnam and the Czech Republic are among the countries where teachers are in demand, she notes.