What kind of job requires you to travel?

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continuing from this thread....

As seen above, I'd love to travel for my next job while young and single. (24)

I come from a project management position. I have one year of 'real world' experience post college.

I started out a project coordinator back in sept 05, got promoted to a project specialist in may 06. I tentatively plan on leaving the company in may of 07 so it looks nice on my resume (8 months of first position, full year of promoted position).

What should I go for next if I wanted to travel?
 

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Originally posted by: MrChad
Consulting immediately comes to mind.

excuse my ignorance but what exactly is consulting? It's just a company that holds a certain field of expertise helping out other companies, correct?
 

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Construction worker
Military
Salesman
Many "technical" jobs that give you a home base, yet send you all over
Consultine positions
Many accounting jobs
Cruise ship work

Try entering "travel required" in a job search enging like Monster. You'll probably get lots of ideas.
 

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We travel at my job. I work for the Naval Oceanographic Office. We do oceanography for the Navy.

When you first start off, you have to travel more (4 months per year), but as you move up you travel less. We have 7 ships positioned around the world. You fly out and meet the ship at whatever port it's at. The rest of the time you're at the office on the Mississippi Gulf Coast (that's the bad part).

I've been to Norway a bunch, Japan a bunch, Singapore a couple of times, South Korea a few times, Hong Kong once... but you do spend a lot of time on the ocean, depending on your job. The engineers just fly out to the ports and work on the ships in port.

We have openings. Here's our website: https://www.navo.navy.mil/
 

MrChad

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Originally posted by: E equals MC2
Originally posted by: MrChad
Consulting immediately comes to mind.

excuse my ignorance but what exactly is consulting? It's just a company that holds a certain field of expertise helping out other companies, correct?

Essentially. Consulting firms range from highly specialized (I work for a software consulting firm that specializes in one particular type of software) to highly diverse (Booz Allen Hamilton, Accenture and other big firms offer many types of services).
 

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Management consulting is considered among, if not the, most prestigious consulting jobs, and they undoubtedly do travel quite a bit. Check out firms like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, and Bain.
 

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