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Hi,

I always wanted to travel to many countries. But now I'm stuck in IT career. Changing my career is not an option now.

So, are there any (IT)jobs that would require me to travel a lot. (one that came to my mind yesterday was - "being an engineer in cruise liners".

Please pour in your opinions.


 
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Yes, there are also IT jobs in which you have to travel a lot. My dad was a SAP consultant (now he's retired). He travelled all across Europe (Barcelona, Vienna, London, Stockholm, ...) to advise and help clients with their SAP installations.

Also, the rates of SAP consultants are a lot higher than those of programmers.

I don't want to become a SAP consultant because I love programming too much.
 
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Me not good at convincing people. So "consultant" option ruled out.
 
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John Eipe wrote:I always wanted to travel to many countries.



Ah, well, I am not neutral in this since I do not have this desire at all. But, one thing, you know that if you travel for your job, mostly you travel to dó a job. In the sense that you do not have hardly time to see this country. It's, airport, taxi, hotel, sleep, taxi, airport!! Do not over romanticize it.
 
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Hm... It's true. But it's not always the case, I could take chances. :-)

 
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John Eipe wrote:one that came to my mind yesterday was - "being an engineer in cruise liners".



You may think that's an unreachable goal, but it isn't that absurd. A large cruise ship is a small corporation, or at least a division of a large corporation. So as such it needs an information technology department. And cruise ships do often have a dedicated information technology person to support the systems necessary to run the ship and its operations.

Of course you might find your travelling consisted of sitting in one port after another and balancing the accounts receivable or catching up with the backups

And probably the pay isn't that good and you don't get any tips from the passengers; but on the other hand your job includes housing. (Hopefully something better than a hammock next to the engine room.)
 
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@Paul,
lol... does any other job profiles come to your mind?

 
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John Eipe wrote: Me not good at convincing people. So "consultant" option ruled out.



It would help if you tell us your main profession. Are you a programmer? Could you be a support engineer? Manager? Architect?

As a programmer, the best jobs are just in the center of commerce and economy. For example if you write an application for that cruise ship, there is not much need to write it ón the cruise ship. The programming still would be done in an office, in a polluted big city.
 
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Giving trainings on your favourite topics is also an option.

There are many IT training companies now a days...
 
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Sunny Bhandari wrote:Giving trainings on your favourite topics is also an option.

There are many IT training companies now a days...


Yes this is true...and seems like a good transition from a developer/architect role. But I guess we still cannot beat the airport, taxi, hotel, office / seminar room cycle.

I am trying for a similar thing...so brainstorming ideas could help. Currently I am stuck in a north american city that is under snow half of the year.

My suggestion: If you are a programmer/architect...try contract/consulting options...and learn a language on the side (french/spanish). This opens up most of Europe and South America for you.
The cruise liner is a bit too good to be true....be a programmer...and enjoy the reputation of a sailor....
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