Top Ten Paid Jobs Abroad

Working behind a bar in AustraliaThere are so many awesome opportunities for paid work abroad that sometimes it’s hard to narrow it down and find your favourite. If you want your career to take off and your overseas job search to go with a bang, you might need some pointers to the perfect paid work placements. So for the perfect film-finish to your job hunt, here’s a list of ten of the best paid jobs on offer across the world…

1. ‘Cocktail’

Show off your bottle-juggling skills as you channel Tom Cruise as a bonza bartender Down Under. A paid holiday job in a buzzing bar in sizzling Sydney is the ultimate Oz adventure on top of many travellers to-do lists. Soak up the sights and sounds of Sydney while being right in the thick of some of the best nights out in the world. Plus you get paid for the privilege!

2. ‘School of Rock’

Rock out with the ultimate paid job abroad: Becoming a paid teacher is just about one of the hottest travel tickets going right now. If you head off and do your TEFL training abroad, you can glide effortlessly into a paid teaching placement and put pennies in your pocket. Asia offers priceless paid teaching experience, with the chance to take in Thailand or get your career going in China; you’ll see the amazing sights of Asia and become an educating expert at the same time.

3. ‘A Fistful of Dollars’

Earn your keep as a real-life cowboy down on the ranch as you head to the Australian outback and lasso yourself the perfect paid job. Herd the cattle and head out on horseback as you have an agricultural adventure job Aussie style! Then go walkabout in the wilderness and be wowed by the delights on offer Down Under. Yee-ha!

4. ‘Paycheck’

New Zealand is not only the adventure capital of the world, but it’s also one of the most incredible destinations to get a proper paid job. Get a heads-up in the hospitality industry and get a paid job in a hotel or do some wicked waiter jobs which will bring home the bacon as well as leaving you flexible to have some fun along the way. With a one-year working visa on offer, that’s twelve months of earning and adventure – awesome!

5. ‘The Devil Wears Prada’

Any budding fashionistas should snap up the chance to do a paid professional internship in India and learn the ropes of the fashion industry down to the very last stitch. Whether you want to strut your stuff as a debut designer, become a retail legend or find your feet as a photographer on a fashion photo-shoot, become the next big thing and earn your fashion stripes along with the pounds. India is one of the most exciting destinations for paid work, and with an incredible range of opportunities you can spice up your CV.

6. ‘Mary Poppins’

Have a supercalafragilistc time and make sure your work experience abroad is spit-spot with an Au Pair job in America. For anyone who loves to look after cute kids and wants to become part of an authentic American family, while having some fun state-side, this is the ideal paid work opportunity. With a weekly allowance, all the comforts of home and time for travel too, a paid job across the pond has the work abroad wow-factor.

7. ‘Waterworld’

If you want to take to the high seas, find your sea legs with a sailing job in sunny Australia! Become a full-fledged member of the on-board crew, and become a marvellous mariner as you learn the ropes and skim across the ocean waves. You can gain your coveted International Yachtmaster training qualification, which means you can work as a crew member and get paid to work across the world. With a yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

8. ‘The Great Outdoors’

Fancy a full-on dose of fresh air? Working outside in the great outdoors is a dream come true if you want to soak up the sun and mild climate of a country like New Zealand. Get down on the farm and do some exotic fruit picking, meeting a team of like-minded friends and making some money as you go. It’s a fun and energetic way of earning a crust and with a little bit of ‘hard yakka’ you can buy your way to some serous fun in the sun!

9. ‘Broadcast News’

Fancy yourself as a bit of a truth seeker? Want to keep your finger on the pulse of all the top current events? By enrolling on a journalism internship in India you’ll soon find the basis for some hot articles. Getting hands-on practical experience and drafting releases, you’ll stay up to the minute with all the latest news, while the incredible sights of India will provide you with loads of inspirational ideas and get your creative juices flowing.

10. ‘The Big Blue’

Want to dive into the deep and find a way to make your underwater odyssey pay your way? Learning to scuba dive professionally, and gaining your PADI divemaster qualification, opens some deep-water doors to paid employment. If you want to make good use of your new-found diving prowess, head to the tropical paradise of Koh Tao in Thailand and you can become a deep-sea Spielberg as you learn to make documentaries and swim with the fishes. Have an aquatic adventure and make money on an underwater videography internship and you’ll soon be snap-happy in the azure seas.