Ever thought about working and traveling at the same time? Science and technology is everywhere, and it is vastly different based on location. Not only will your job never become boring or repetitive, but every day youʼll be presented with new experiences, opportunities, perspectives, and knowledge. There are so many STEM careers that have “travel” listed in the job description. Baker College has various degree programs that will provide you with a strong foundation in STEM and potentially lead to travel-filled careers. If you love to travel, read below to learn more about which programs or courses might be best for you.
IT and Engineering Professions
Game Software Developer
As a game software developer, you will develop, design, and test games across a wide number of formats and platforms, from computers to major video game consoles and everything in between. An important component to this career is travel, because to propose an idea or recent development, you may have to physically go somewhere to introduce it. Baker College offers a Bachelorʼs degree in Game Software Development as a starting point.
Computer Support Specialist or Field Technician
Working as a computer support specialist or field technician would require you to travel to (and with) different businesses and/or do home visits to provide technological support such as setting up preventative security measures and troubleshooting. Baker College has programs in a variety of computer-related fields like a Bachelorʼs in Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, an Associate of Applied Science in Mechatronics, and more.
A traveling engineer provides on-site support, which means they have to jump to various locations to complete essential tasks such as overseeing projects throughout the region. They must coordinate directly with other engineers and will have the ability to meet new people and explore new places.
Health Science and Nursing Professions
The following careers allow you to work on a contract of around 6-13 weeks, travel and live in new places, have flexible scheduling, and earn more wages since travel expenses are covered by the agency. Additionally, you can gain experience working in a variety of healthcare settings including hospitals, clinics, physicianʼs offices, and diagnostic imaging centers.
A travel nurse is readily available to work when a healthcare organization deals with a staff shortage. They play various roles and adapt to changing work environments to help an organization provide full, quality care to patients. A Nursing (BS) or Accelerated Nursing (BS) degree from Baker College will give you the tools and skills necessary to fulfill the demands of such a competitive industry, allowing you to further pursue a career in travel nursing.
A travel sonographer is responsible for working with other healthcare professionals to identify and diagnose illnesses through ultrasonic imaging. They can specialize in any type of sonography, from cardiac to vascular, and must adapt to changing work environments. Traveling sonographers have salaries and benefits that full-time professionals may not; however, like all healthcare fields, it is a competitive environment. Baker College offers Cardiac Sonography (AAS) and Diagnostic Sonography (AAS) degrees that can prepare you. Then, youʼll need one year of post-graduate experience and a registry through the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).
Traveling Occupational Therapist
A traveling occupational therapist is a challenging and rewarding career that takes a holistic approach to address an individualʼs physical, emotional, and cognitive needs. You will be assisting those of all ages to gain or regain skills necessary to live life to the fullest. Through a recruiter and traveling agency, youʼll be able to provide services to patients all over the world. Our School of Occupational Therapy offers a degree in Occupational Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy.
While our programs arenʼt specifically “travel-based” programs, they will provide a strong background in essential skills and concepts to help you pursue a traveling STEM career in the future. Many of the career paths listed require additional licensure, and depending on the travel agency, may have to meet specific requirements.