Some people need a 9 to 5 job. They love the security, the routine and the familiarity. But for others, working in an office cubicle seems like a death sentence.

If this sounds like you, then you may be a prime candidate for working abroad. There are many career paths that allow you to get paid while travelling, you just have to know where to start.

Lucky for you we consulted every job listing, university program and recruitment agency we could find to bring you everything you need to know about working abroad.

Here are 10 jobs that that let you travel the world. 

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1. Cruise Ship Worker

A cruise ship is like a tiny floating city, and it takes a lot of man power to make sure everything runs smoothly. So no matter what job you want, you can do it on a boat: Seaman, coordinators, animators, fitness instructors, bar tenders, house keepers, cooks, managers, hairdressers, waiters, salesmen, casino workers, musicians, doctors and even electricians. Pretty much anything you can think of.

Check out some of the most popular recruitment agencies in Canada.


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2. Teach English Anywhere

Usually when you hear about teaching English abroad, people think that all the jobs are in China. But in reality you can teach in many places around the world including: Dubai, Abu-Dhabi, Japan, Korea, Qatar and even Mexico.

Take a look at some of the jobs available.


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3. Event Coordinator

It may be awhile before you're coordinating events abroad but you got to start somewhere. Eventually you could be organizing trade shows or booking concert venues all over the world.

Get your foot in the door.


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4. Humanitarian Work

Despite what you might think, humanitarian work isn't all voluntary. Some people are paid to assist other countries in need. Though many people who work in these fields also tend to do a lot of pro bono work.

Click here for more information.


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5. Flight Attendant

If you're willing to spend most of your time in a flying pressurized cabin eating airline food then this career is perfect for you. Plus you get to see places you'd otherwise never travel too and we din't even mention the travel discounts.

Check out Air Canada's website for career opportunities.


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6. Truck Driver

It may not sound glamorous, but nothing is preventing you from being the classiest/cleanest truck driver in the world. Most of the truck driver work force is aging rapidly so there will be a big demand for truckers in the near future.

See if you have what it takes to be a trucker.


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7. Travel Guide

Instead of planning a simple vacation somewhere, many people are opting for organized trips instead. And these trips need guides to take you around the city and keep the group on schedule.

Learn everything you need to know about the travel tour industry right here.


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8. Archaeology

No not like Indiana Jones, no real archaeologist will ever be as cool as Indiana Jones, but that doesn't mean it isn't a fascinating career with lost of travel opportunities. As a bonus, no Nazis will try to kill you.

Lucky for you, Concordia offers an archaeology program. (hat and whip not included).


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9. Civil Servants

This is a tough career to get into but if you're determined and you manage to make the proper contacts, then you may be able to get work at an embassy abroad and with a little luck you may even become the ambassador to another country.

Check out this guide to becoming a civil servant in Quebec.


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10. Oceanographer

Travel doesn't necessarily mean going to other countries. Some people would rather explore the 7 seas. (Are there even 7 seas? Goddamn pirate movies.)

Here's where to get started is you're interested in this career.

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