Professions – a paid occupation, especially one that involves prolonged training and a formal qualification.
Names of Professions and Jobs
Below we have a list of different occupations in English and an explanation of what each person does in that profession. For words to describe people go here.
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
Artist – a person who produces paintings, sculptors or drawings as a profession or hobby.
Astronaut – a person who is trained to travel in a spacecraft.
Author – They write books or novels.
Baker – They make bread and cakes and normally work in a bakery.
Ballerina – a female ballet dancer.
Bartender – a person who mixes and serves drinks at a bar.
Biologist – an expert in or student of the branch of science concerning living organisms.
Boxer – a person who takes part in boxing, especially as a sport.
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.
Caretaker – a person employed to look after people, buildings or animals.
Cashier – a person handling payments and receipts in a store, bank, or other business.
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)
Content Creator – a person who creates entertaining or educational material to be expressed through any medium or channel.
Computer Programmer – Computer programmers write, modify, and test code and scripts that allow computer software and applications to function properly.
Customs Officer – a person who works for the official organization responsible for collecting taxes on goods coming into a country
Dentist – a person that can fix problems you have with your teeth.
Designer – a person who has the job of designing things.
Delivery Man – a person who delivers wholesale or retail goods to customers usually over a regular local route.
Diver – a person who dives as a sport.
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.
Editor – a person who is in charge of and determines the final content of a text, particularly a newspaper or magazine.
Entrepreneur – a person who organizes and operates a business or businesses, taking on greater than normal financial risks in order to do so.
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
Flight Attendant – a steward or stewardess on an aircraft.
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.
Gas Station Attendant – A filling station attendant or gas station attendant is a worker at a full-service filling station who performs services other than accepting payment.
Guitarist – a person who plays the guitar.
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).
Marketer – a person or company that advertises or promotes something.
Mechanic – a person that repairs machines, especially car motors.
Miner – a person who works in a mine.
Musician – a person who plays a musical instrument, especially as a profession, or is musically talented.
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.
Office Worker – an employee who works in an office, for example carrying out clerical or administrative work for an organization.
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.
Police Officer– a member of the police force. They (try and) prevent crime.
Postman – a person that delivers mail to your house.
Paramedic – a person trained to give emergency medical care to people who are injured or ill, typically in a setting outside of a hospital.
Priest/Pastor – a person who performs religious ceremonies and duties in a Christian religion.
Rabbi – a Jewish scholar or teacher, especially one who studies or teaches Jewish law.
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.
Repairman – a person who repairs vehicles, machinery, or appliances.
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.
Singer – a person who sings, especially professionally.
Speaker – a person who delivers a speech or lecture, or a representative of company or institution.
Soldier – a person who works for the army.
Student – a person who is studying at a school or college.
Surgeon – a medical practitioner qualified to practice surgery.
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 organizes and sells holidays and flights for others.
Veterinary doctor (Vet) – a qualified person that looks after sick animals.
Violinist – a person who plays the violin.
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.
Writer – a person who writes books, stories, or articles as a job or regular occupation.
YouTuber – a person who uploads, produces, or appears in videos on the video-sharing website YouTube.