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Old 02-05-2017, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Cleveland
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Hello all, I served in the Navy for 4 years and really miss the traveling aspect of that career and am longing for it again. I am currently stuck at community college knocking out general education, pondering which career/major path to take and was wondering if there are any careers that involve travel or easily allows for overseas employment?
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:30 PM
 
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You have to understand that work is to fulfill a service for an employer. It is not there to satisfy your desires. Even when you were in the Navy you were traveling in order to accomplish the needs of the Navy, whatever they may be. Look for the type of work you want to do not for an employer who will do what you want to do. That type of thinking can lead to fraud, waste, and abuse of company resources and land you in a lot of hot water.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:44 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Support for a proprietary software company that sells to companies all over the world comes to mind. There is one that we use, and there positions are almost all "road warrior". It has to be big enough to have many customers all over but too small for multiple offices. This one, for example has about 300 customers, most in the US, but some in Canada, Puerto Rico and Europe. They always send someone out to help with new installations and major upgrades.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:52 PM
 
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Support for a proprietary software company that sells to companies all over the world comes to mind. There is one that we use, and there positions are almost all "road warrior". It has to be big enough to have many customers all over but too small for multiple offices. This one, for example has about 300 customers, most in the US, but some in Canada, Puerto Rico and Europe. They always send someone out to help with new installations and major upgrades.
Actually this is really unnecessary with the level of telecommuting that is available nowadays. Spending money to fly places, book hotel rooms and car rentals, and then pay employees for expensive meals really make absolutely no sense when they can just pick up the phone and speak to a client that way.
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Old 02-05-2017, 08:53 PM
 
Location: Between West Chester and Chester, PA
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See if your community college has some type of trade program. Wind turbine technicians do quite a bit of travel. Some companies like Siemens will send their experienced workers overseas if they're willing and able. Keep your back and knees healthy if you do go for that line of work. You'll be climbing an awful lot, sliding into tight places, bending and twisting at funky angles, and lifting heavy objects at said angles, creating a ton of strain.
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Chandler, AZ
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State Department. They tried to recruit me to work on computer networks in various overseas embassies. If I was younger, I'd have gone for it. You're a veteran, use usajobs.gov, there are probably lots of government or contractor jobs that involve travel!
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Engineering...


Every couple of months my company sends me somewhere to either look at a vendor site, or a customer site or a manufacturing site all over the world. When I was younger it was great, now that I'm older with younger kids, it can be a bit of a hassle. A few coworkers have relocated to Japan or China for a year or so. Usually comes with extra compensation
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Old 02-06-2017, 12:53 PM
 
Location: NE Mississippi
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Hello all, I served in the Navy for 4 years and really miss the traveling aspect of that career and am longing for it again. I am currently stuck at community college knocking out general education, pondering which career/major path to take and was wondering if there are any careers that involve travel or easily allows for overseas employment?
Sales.

I got out of the navy in 71 to pursue a career in sales. It took a while for me to get it all worked out, but it sure paid off for me; I spent my entire sales career traveling the US and then expanded to the Caribbean and South America and Canada.

My manufacturers rep business died in '05 because all me suppliers went out of business. Since I still needed to buy insurance somewhere and always wanted to drive an 18 wheeler, that's what I did until 2010.

I have traveled and worked in 49 states and 19 foreign countries.

You MUST be willing to go where the job takes you. People only reach a portion of their potential because they refuse to move away from their comfort zones to a new area. I have lived in every corner of the country.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:00 PM
 
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Hello all, I served in the Navy for 4 years and really miss the traveling aspect of that career and am longing for it again. I am currently stuck at community college knocking out general education, pondering which career/major path to take and was wondering if there are any careers that involve travel or easily allows for overseas employment?
I work with someone (cyber security SME) who worked for "The Fort" he lived in London, Russia, Dubai, UAE, and Japan.

He has his doctorate and 20+ of cyber security experience in the fed sector.
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Old 02-06-2017, 01:30 PM
 
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Hello all, I served in the Navy for 4 years and really miss the traveling aspect of that career and am longing for it again. I am currently stuck at community college knocking out general education, pondering which career/major path to take and was wondering if there are any careers that involve travel or easily allows for overseas employment?
Since you have Navy background, working for a Navy contractor would include some travel. Working for any company that services clients from multiple locations might give opportunities for travel. Currently, someone I know installs hydraulic systems on boats that allows him to travel all over Europe and South America.
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