We often immediately couple “nomad” with “digital nomad”.  Perhaps it’s a good idea to keep in mind that the word “nomad” existed way before “digital”.  And the nomads from then until today have been roaming around this Earth for years doing a wide range of jobs, from the odd and unique, to the highly skilled and lucrative.   

Criteria NON-Digital Nomad jobs:

  • No professional online skills required
  • Allows you the freedom to move anywhere in the world
  • Has a high demand or a high seasonal demand 

A large number of jobs listed here will not require formal education or diplomas; some do however require you have formal training and/or industry level certifications.  This list is designed to cover as wide a range of disciplines as possible, so you are bound to find more than a handful that apply to you.

The categories are:

  • Service sector jobs
  • Business
  • Education, Coaching, and Personal Care
  • Fun & Adventure jobs
  • Air and Maritime jobs
  • Outdoor jobs
  • Transportation jobs

In case you are interested in purely digital nomad jobs, check this article out.

Let’s dive into the list!

Service sector

  • Hostel worker
  • Au Pair
  • Hairdresser, barber
  • Chef, Kitchen Assistant
  • Tour Guide
  • Wedding & events photographer
  • House and Pet sitting
  • Plumber
  • Carpenter
  • Waitress, Waiter, Host 

Business & Government

  • Teaching languages
  • Scuba instructor
  • Physiotherapist
  • Yoga Instructor
  • Health & Nutrition Coach 
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Beauty therapists

Education, Coaching, and Personal Care

  • Tour operator
  • Import and Export
  • Call center associate
  • Translation work and services
  • Interpreter
  • Foreign Services and IGOs (Inter Governmental Organization)
  • NGOs (Non Government Agencies)

Fun & Adventure jobs

  • Comedian
  • Tattoo artist
  • Ski resort assistant
  • Ski & Snowboard instructor
  • Bartender 
  • Barista
  • Athletic recruiter, Talent Scout
  • Forest fire fighter
  • Archaeologist
  • Voice actor
  • Stagehand
  • Singer, Musician, Busking
  • Street performer, Mimes
  • Volunteer work, Peace Corps
  • Surfing Instructor

Air and Maritime jobs

  • Yacht crew, hand deck
  • Boat captain
  • Boat engine mechanic
  • Diver
  • Oil rig worker
  • Travel nurse
  • Pilot: Airline, Private Jet, Charters
  • Flight attendant, Purser

Transportation jobs

  • Long haul truck driver
  • Local delivery driver
  • Bicycle delivery 
  • Auto mechanic

Outdoor jobs

  • Fruit and crop pickers
  • Construction worker
  • WWOOFer (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms)

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