Vocabulary List: Jobs and Occupations

Jobs and Occupation List

Jobs and Occupations

Jobs and Occupation by Category


  • doctor
  • physician
  • family doctor
  • general practitioner
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist
  • Veterinarian
  • eye specialist
  • ear specialist
  • heart specialist
  • cardiologist
  • surgeon
  • pediatrician
  • psychiatrist
  • Dentist

Art and Creative Work

  • Artist
  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Architect
  • Musician
  • Singer 
  • Dancer
  • Author
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Actor
  • Actress
  • Drummer
  • Guitarist

Law and Order

  • Judge
  • Lawyer
  • Attorney
  • Detective
  • Traffic Officer
  • Lifeguard
  • Body Guard
  • Prison Guard
  • Police Officer

Management and Financial Activities

  • CEO
  • Manager
  • Inspector
  • Supervisor
  • Accountant
  • Banker
  • Economist
  • Bank Clerk

Jobs and Occupations with Descriptions

Accountant – a person that keeps financial records

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 – A person who write books

Baker – A person who makes bread

Bus driver – a person that drives buses.

Butcher – a person that cut the meat and sell it

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 an area or place 

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 who cures health problems

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

Electrician – a person that works with electric circuits.

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

Gardener – a person that keeps gardens clean and take care of the plants 

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.

Lifeguard – a person that saves lives where people swim 

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

Model – a person that works in fashion, modeling clothes and accessories.

Nurse – a person who helps  doctor look after the sick people.

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

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

Pharmacist – a qualified person that dispenses medicines

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 person who tries to prevent crime

Postman – a person that delivers mail to your house.

Real estate agent – a person that sell properties

Receptionist – a person that welcomes visitors and gives information

Scientist – a person who does experiments

Tailor – a person that makes clothes for others.

Taxi driver – a person who drives a taxi.

Teacher – a person that teaches classes at school

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

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.

Jobs and Occupations Readings

Jobs and Occupation Police Officers

Police Officers

     Everybody is grateful becausethere are police officers. They are men and women who help to keep everyonesafe in a city or town.

     The police in an area works asa team and help people in necessity. They go through special training so thatthey will know how to solve problems as quickly as possible.

     Police officers use special radios so that they can talk to other officers.   When they see someone in trouble they cancall more officers to come and help.

     Being a police officer is a rewarding job. The police officers know people look for them in order to findsafety and guidance.

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