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36 Jobs and Professions in English – Learn Vocabulary

Here is a list of 36 common Jobs and Professions in English, as well as an explanation of what a person in each profession does.


A person who looks after the finances in an organisation.


A person who bakes bread and cakes. They usually work in a bakery.


A person who shaves men’s beards and cuts men’s hair.


A person who tends to a bar or a pub and serves drinks. Also known as Barman or Barmaid.


A person who constructs something by putting parts or materials together – Also known as a Construction Worker.


A person whose trade is cutting up and selling meat in a shop.


A person who makes and repairs wooden objects and structures.


A person that handles payments and receipts in a shop, bank, or business.


A person who cooks and prepares food. Typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel.


A person who is employed to clean the interior of a building.


A person who is qualified to treat diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums. 


A person who is qualified to treat people who are ill. They usually work in hospitals.


A person who installs and maintains electrical equipment.


A person who designs, builds or maintains engines, machines, or structures.

Fireman (Firemen)

 A person employed to extinguish or prevent fires. Also known as Firefighter(s).

Flight Attendant(s)

An airline employee who serves meals, attends to passengers’ comfort, etc., during a flight.


A person who cuts and styles hair as an occupation.


A person who writes for newspapers, magazines, or news websites or prepares news to be broadcast.


A public officer who is appointed to decide cases in a law court.


A person whose profession is to provide people with legal advice and services.


A person who makes music a profession, especially as a performer of music.


A person trained to care for the sick or infirm, especially in a hospital.


A person whose job is painting buildings.


A person who takes photographs as an occupation.


A person who operates the flying controls of an aircraft.


A person who fits and repairs the pipes, fittings, and other apparatus of water supply, sanitation, or heating systems.

Policeman (Policemen)

A person who is a member of the police force. (Policewoman) is used for females.

Postman (Postmen)

A person who is employed to deliver or collect letters and parcels. (Mailman) is used in American English.


A person who greets and deals with clients and visitors to a surgery, office, etc.


A person who is studying or has expert knowledge of one or more of the natural or physical sciences.

Secretary (Secretaries)

A person employed by an individual or in an office to assist with correspondence,  and carry out administrative tasks.


A person whose occupation is making fitted clothes such as suits, trousers, and jackets to fit individual customers.


A person employed to look after technical equipment or do practical work in a laboratory.


A person whose job is to serve customers at their tables in a restaurant. (Waitress) is used for females


A person whose job is to weld materials together.


A person with a medical degree who is trained to take care of the health of animals. They usually work in a veterinary surgery or vets.

Jobs and professions in English
List of Jobs and Professions in English

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