Job and Occupation

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Topic : Job and its description

Professions & Occupations
English Vocabulary

Intermediate Level

Below we have a list of different Professions and an explanation of what each person does in that profession.

Accountant – a person that works with the money and accounts of a company.

Actor /Actress – a person that acts in a play or a movie

Architect – a person that designs building and houses.

Astronomer – a person who studies the stars and the universe

Author – They write books or novels.

Baker – They make bread and cakes and normally work in a bakery.

Bricklayer – a person that helps to build houses using bricks.

Bus driver – a person that drives buses.

Butcher – a person that works with meat. They cut the meat and sell it in their shop.

Carpenter – a person that makes things from wood including houses and furniture.

Chef/Cook – a person that prepared food for others, often in a restaurant or café.

Cleaner – a person that cleans/tidies an area or place (such as in an office)

Dentist – a person that can fix problems you have with your teeth.

Designer – a person who has the job of designing things.

Doctor – a person you go to see when you are ill or have some type of health problem.

Dustman/Refuse collector – a person that collects trash/rubbish from bins in the street.

Electrician – a person that works with electric circuits.

Engineer – a person who develops solutions to technical problems. They sometimes design, build, or maintain engines, machines, structures or public works.

Factory worker – a person that works in a factory.

Farmer – a person that works on a farm, usually with animals.

Fireman/Fire fighter – a person that puts out fires.

Fisherman – a person that catches fish

Florist – a person that works with flowers.

Gardener – a person that keeps gardens clean and tidy. They take care of the plants in the garden.

Hairdresser – they cut your hair or give it a new style.

Journalist – a person that makes new reports in writing or through television.

Judge – a qualified person that decides cases in a law court.

Lawyer – a person that defends people in court and gives legal advice.

Lecturer – a person that gives lectures, usually in a university.

Librarian – a person that works in a library.

Lifeguard – a person that saves lives where people swim (at a beach or swimming pool).

Mechanic – a person that repairs machines, especially car motors.

Model – a (usually attractive) person that works in fashion, modeling clothes and accessories.

Newsreader – a person that reads the news, normally on television.

Nurse – a person trained to help a doctor look after the sick or injured.

Optician – a person that checks your eyes and try and correct any problems with your sight.

Painter – a person that paints pictures or the interior and exterior of buildings.

Pharmacist – a qualified person that works with and dispenses medicine.

Photographer – a person that takes photos.

Pilot – a person who flies a plane.

Plumber – a person that repairs your water systems or pipes.

Politician – a person who works in politics.

Policeman/Policewoman – a member of the police force. They (try and) prevent crime.

Postman – a person that delivers mail to your house.

Real estate agent – a person that makes money from selling land for development.

Receptionist – a person that is at the reception (entrance) of a company.

Scientist – a person that works in the science industry. They do many experiments.

Secretary – a person employed in an office who types letters, keeps records etc.

Shop assistant – a person that works in a shop or store selling products.

Soldier – a person who works for the army.

Tailor – a person that makes clothes for others, many times producing exclusive items of clothing.

Taxi driver – a person who drives a taxi.

Teacher – a person that passes knowledge to students, usually at school.

Translator – a person that translates from one language to another.

Traffic warden – a person that patrols areas to check that people do not park in the wrong place.

Travel agent – a person that organises and sells holidays and flights for others.

Veterinary doctor (Vet) – a qualified person that looks after sick animals.

Waiter/Waitress – a person that works in a food outlet, looking after customers and serving food.

Window cleaner – a person that cleans windows, normally the windows of big buildings.


Related phrases

Listen to Rosie


What do you do? What business are you in?

I am a teacher. I am a car dealer. I am a freelance writer.

I am a sales representative. I sell computers.

I work as a psychologist. I work as a stockbroker.

I work at a bank. I work at a small travel agency.

I work at a hotel. I work at a transportation company.

I work for a newspaper. I work for a film company.

I am in real estate. I am in advertising.

I have a small business of my own.

I am a homemaker. I work at home.

I am unemployed at the moment. I am looking for a job right now.

I am looking for a job in marketing. I am looking for a job as a driver.

I am seeking a position as librarian. I am seeking a position as office clerk.

He is looking for a place as a housekeeper. She is looking for a place as a cook.

I’d like to apply for a job. I’d like to apply for the position of shop assistant.

He was offered the position of salesclerk. She has a position as cashier.



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