Jobs and Occupations Vocabulary | List of Jobs in English

Learn English Vocabulary for Jobs and Occupations through Pictures and Examples.

A job, or occupation, is a person’s role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and performed in exchange for payment. Many people have multiple jobs.

A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering, starting a business, or becoming a parent. The duration of a job may range from temporary to a lifetime.

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Names of Jobs and Occupations

Office worker

– I’m an office worker.

Computer programmer

– Mike found a challenging job as a computer programmer.

Veterinarian

– She is a veterinarian, she is very kind to animals.

Street vendor

– Starting as a street vendor, he is now general manager of a trading corporation in Beijing.

Factory worker

– He did a lot to improve conditions for factory worker.

Miner

– He was a miner all his working life.

Teacher

– The teacher told the children to stop chattering in class.

Real estate agent

– The real estate agent showed them house after house, but they couldn’t find one they liked.

Bellboy

– The bellboy will lead you to your room.

Gas station attendant

– The gas station attendant warns them to service the car soon.

Speaker

– The students assailed the speaker with questions.

Delivery man

– I did not want to appear like a delivery man.

Butcher

– The butcher prepared a rack of pork.

Pharmacist

– The pharmacist will make up your prescription.

Receptionist

– He is a receptionist in a hotel.

Politician

– The politician gave an equivocal answer.

Tour guide

– Tomorrow the tour guide will take us to tour Imperial Palace.

Entrepreneur

– Being an entrepreneur is a way of fulfilling your creative potential.

Ballet dancer

– I wanted to be a ballet dancer when I was a child.

Astronaut

– The rocket boosts the astronaut into space.

Judge

– A good judge does not make arbitrary decisions.

Customs officer

– The customs officer inspected my passport suspiciously.

Lawyer

– The lawyer culled important facts from the mass of evidence.

Cashier

– I work at a book store as a cashier once a week.

Taxi driver

– The taxi driver picked up a fare outside the opera house.

Plumber

– We had to call a plumber to unblock the drains.

Musician

– He had been a talented musician in his youth.

Chef

– The chef used an electric grinder in the kitchen.

Baker

– The baker bakes his bread in the bakery.

Artist

– She wanted a famous artist to paint her picture.

Waiter

– The waiter brought up the next dish.

Paramedic

– A paramedic bandaged his foot.

Dentist

– You should visit your dentist at least twice a year.

Train conductor

– He is a train conductor.

Nurse

– The nurse should try to develop empathy between herself and the patient.

Electrician

– We need an electrician to mend the iron.

Doctor

– The doctor forbids him to smoke.

Businessman

– The rich businessman gave his whole fortune to the hospital.

American football player

– I was a fairly good American football player in my youth.

Student

– The teacher told the student to pay attention to his spelling.

Surgeon

– The surgeon is performing an eye operation.

Doorman

– I showed the doorman my card and he gave a friendly nod.

Secretary

– My secretary will phone you to arrange a meeting.

Soldier

– He wants to be a soldier when he grows up.

Repairman

– The repairman installed an iron latch on the door.

Scientist

– Einstein was a great scientist.

Reporter

– She was a TV reporter and worked long hours.

Construction worker

– My father is a temporary construction worker. He moves around all the time.

Professor

– Tom reported his discoveries to the professor.

Police officer

– I was a police officer in the city of New York.

Postman

– The postman has brought a parcel for you.

Photographer

– I think she will be successful as a photographer.

Pilot

– The pilot inquired about the weather condition.

Catholic nun

– Later into her life she would become a Catholic nun.

Painter

– The young painter has exhibited in several galleries.

Mechanic

– The mechanic was busy repairing the machine.

Magician

– The magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat.

Lifeguard

– There is always a lifeguard to ensure that no one comes to any harm.

Lunchroom supervisor

– He is a lunchroom supervisor at a school.

Clown

– She dressed up as a clown with a white face and red nose.

Housekeeper

– You need a housekeeper to nurse your property.

Gardener

– The gardener mows the grass regularly.

Geisha

– I took a very strict examination to become a geisha.

Footballer

– The footballer took a strike at the goal.

Forest ranger

– The group was noticed by a forest ranger, who notified border guards.

Builder

– Her father was a builder in Birmingham.

Foreman

– The foreman is always swearing at the workers.

Farmer

– The farmer grows potatoes in this field.

Flight attendant

– The flight attendant welcomed us aboard.

Fireman

– The fireman sent jets of water into the burning house.

Engineer

– The young engineer rejoiced in his success.

Carpenter

– The carpenter was hammering in his workshop.

Architect

– He is the architect who planned the new shopping centre.

Boxer

– The boxer has fought many opponents.

Cameraman

– A cameraman and the art director were injured in the incident.

Detective

– Sherlock Holmes is a famous detective in stories.

Journalist

– My job as a journalist is to expose the truth.

Housewife

– I don’t want to be a housewife after marriage.

Diver 

She wants to become a diver.

Pope

– He was the first pope to visit the White House.

Priest

– She asked the priest to pray with her.

Salesman

– He is still a salesman and can relate to the situation.

Librarian

– The librarian entered a new book in the catalogue.

Pirate

– Edward played at being a pirate.

Singer

– She’s a singer with a band.

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