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Jobs for Adventurous Types in Alaska
What's life without adventure? Everyone needs a bit of excitement in life and there is no finer place to seek out exciting activities than Alaska. What is even better than doing cool things is doing cool things and getting paid.
There is a huge need for knowledgeable, skilled, and professional people to work in adventure travel jobs in Alaska. Typically these jobs consist of working outdoors where you get to share your interests and your job with people who pay good money to spend the day or the afternoon doing what you do for a living.
Lots of Cool Jobs for Adventure Lovers
There are so many cool and exciting activities that people love to do while on vacation. The typical clients are tour groups or vacationers who want to experience something they would not normally do in their ordinary day-to-day life. Here are just a few of the awesome activities that you might get paid to do and that people are keen to experience while in Alaska...
- Zipline Tours
- Whitewater rafting
- Canopy Adventures
- Dog Sled Tours
- 4x4 Trips
- Glacier Tours
- Bird Watching
- Bungee Jumping
- Wildlife Tours
One of the keys to success in this job is guest service. Your time is spent with your clients, catering to their needs, and making sure they are having fun. People from all over the world flock to Alaska and want to have an adventure experience with the help of people like you.
While you are doing your job, these people will be creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Adventure travel guides are not only leaders, but also instructors. They need to appear knowledgeable about every aspect of their activity, be able to demonstrate skills, speak the language, keep clients safe, and be able to confidently answer questions on just about everything.
It's pretty cool to get paid to share your interests and your job. Not many people can say that.
Some jobs do require activity specific certifications, first aid knowledge, or prior experience. But there are definitely jobs available for entry-level workers seeking the Alaskan adventure dream.
Adventure travel jobs usually pay decent wages and tips are common. If you were ever wondering if ziplining over the wilderness or pointing out bears in the Chugach is the job for you, then consider looking for an adventure travel job with Alaskan resorts, parks, lodges, campgrounds, or nonprofit organizations.
These jobs are a rush and you'll be smiling all season long. What's better than that?
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