Job and Occupation
Topic : Job and its description
Professions & Occupations
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.
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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