5 best jobs for travel lovers



Working eight hours every day behind a computer screen isn’t for everyone. Some people love to travel and want to use that passion to make a living.

If you’re constantly planning your next vacation, consider finding a career that fits your lifestyle.

Instead of spending all your  hard-earned money traveling once or twice a year, you could get paid while seeing the world with these 5 jobs:

1. Flight attendant

Average salary: R141 432 per year

Flight attendants are responsible for ensuring the safety and comfort of the passengers. They try to offer the most personalised service possible to every passenger for the duration of a flight.

They can either work in business class and provide more service to a small number of passengers, or in economy class with less elaborate service to a large number of passengers.

2. Photographer

Average salary: R150 669 per year

A photographer’s job is to take photographs. With the advent of smartphones and social media, anyone can feel like a photographer.

However, there is a difference between the average selfie taker and a professional photographer.

This job requires time to learn the craft, and practice.

3. Film/video editor

Average salary: R187 536 per year

A film/video editor manages (edits, cuts or adds) material such as camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics and special effects to produce a final film or video product.

This is an important job in the post-production process to ensure the quality and delivery of the finished result.

4. Journalist

Average salary: R170 456 per year

A journalist researches and writes informative news articles and stories about real events using a fair and unbiased perspective.

The duties of a journalist include interviewing experts, gathering first-hand accounts of events, and organising all of this into an interesting story.

Truth, accuracy and objectivity are considered the cornerstones of journalism.

5. English as a second language teacher (ESL)

Average salary: R187 086 per year

An ESL teacher helps students learn English. This can be done virtually or in person.

Because the students know little to no English, an ESL teacher uses creative methods to break the communication barrier and ensure that learning takes place.

Such methods include speaking slowly and enunciating each letter to make sure the students also learn the pronunciation or using Total Physical Response (TPR).

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