10 High-Paying Jobs That Let You See the World

If your work or school schedule leaves you little time to pursue your passion for travel, you might find yourself dreaming of a job that lets you see the world.

The good news is you don’t have to take a job as a hostel host, seasonal cruise ship staffer or some other position that provides a paltry paycheck. In fact, there are quite a few high-paying jobs in other industries that require travel.

Click through to discover some unique, top-paying jobs that will support your wanderlust and allow you to live decent lifestyle.

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Interpreter or Translator

Although there are plenty of positions for people with advanced language skills who want to work in domestic settings such as schools, courtrooms and hospitals, interpreters and translators may also travel frequently to make use of their marketable skills abroad.

Those who want to act as international interpreters or translators should become proficient in the languages that are most frequently used in their target destinations.

International businesspeople are talking at hallway of office building.

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How Much It Pays

Salaries vary throughout the industry, but those who have mastered industry-specific jargon are likely to parlay their skills into higher paychecks.

For example, the median annual salary for translators and interpreters who worked in professional, scientific and technical services was $52,060 in May 2016, according to the BLS, while government interpreters and translators earned $50,880.

Overall, the median salary for interpreters and translators was $46,120 and the highest 10 percent earned more than $83,010.

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