Top 5 Practical Travel Jobs for Filipinos

Travel Jobs for Filipinos

Are you planning to go on a big around-the-world trip? How are you planning to support your finances? Unless you want to fly home again to work and save money to travel again, your best option is to work while you travel.

Many careers allow you to work and travel simultaneously; flight attendant; cruise ship worker; pilot; business consultant; but are these really the kind of jobs you want to be doing when you’re backpacking?

Is that even possible? Perhaps, but it’s definitely not ideal! There are great ways to earn money on the road whilst maintaining the flexibility of the backpacker lifestyle.

Here’s our Top 5 list of jobs for travelling Filipinos!

Teach English while Traveling
Teach English while Traveling

1. English Teachers

Teaching English is a great way to earn money all over the world. Filipinos are highly regarded worldwide as having the best English in Asia, and many Filipinos are taking full advantage of this. All you need to get started is a TEFL certificate – TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language, and it means exactly what it says on the tin!

It’s one of the most fun and satisfying ways to make money on the road and one of the easiest to get into. In some countries, like Vietnam, you can earn $20 to $30 per hour! For more details on how Filipinos can get into this great industry, check out this article – Teach English Abroad

Sustainable Travel Lifestyle for Travelers
Sustainable Travel Lifestyle for Travelers

2. Massage Therapist

We all know about the negative connotations that go along with massage therapy, particularly in the Philippines. Still, if you’ve been to Europe or the US, you’ll know that skilled massage therapy is a very well-respected form of treatment for r manner of ailments. It also comes with a heavy price tag, even over $100 for a specialized therapy such as Swedish or Shiatsu massage.

All travelers love a good massage while traveling, especially after the long-distance bus rides and mountain hikes. But remember, foreigners like to see a certificate that proves you know what you’re doing!

Author demonstrating Ayurveda on TV
Author demonstrating Ayurveda on TV

3. Yoga Teacher

Yoga is a hot topic worldwide and is only getting hotter, and news of its physical and mental health benefits spread from one country to another.

To become a certified teacher, it’s best to study an intensive course in an ashram or yoga center in India or Thailand. The prices are lower, and the atmosphere and environment are much more relaxing and authentic.

Once you have your certificate, all you need is a yoga mat and some peaceful space to people to lie down and flex themselves around. You can teach in the park, community centers, or even private lessons in peoples’ homes.

Not only that but in teaching and meditating every day, you’ll be the most zen’d out Filipino in whatever country you’re in!

Work for a local hostel
Work for a local hostel

4. Hostel Worker

This is far from the most glamorous jobs available to travelers, but it’s definitely one of the most practical, both in terms of acquiring and performing.

This job will often be a volunteer position in exchange for bed and breakfast, but you can also find paid work.

All types of travelers from all over the world work in hostels as a temporary option to allow them to stay in one place for a bit longer, without spending all of their money on accommodation.

Work in a Hostel
Work in a Hostel

5. Traveling artist

Many travelers have unique and artistic skills that can come in handy on the road. Backpackers love to buy hippie style jewelry like necklaces and dangly bracelets.

The great thing about making and selling handmade crafts is that wherever you are in the world, your work will change depending on the type of materials that are available at the time.

Once you get good at making a few different types of articles, you can even start to sell them online, posting your orders out to different buyers worldwide!

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to sustain yourself through your travels, but it’s essential that you invest in your skills and at least one type of certification, such as a TEFL certificate, so that you have a credible source of income wherever you go.

Teach English Abroad
Teach English Abroad

So go for it!. Get out there and see the world without having to worry about going home!

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