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List of Occupations

Exhaustive List of Occupations to Improve your Vocabulary

List of Occupations


Try to guess the list of occupations that you are aware of and you would generally have the following answers: engineer, manager, doctor, lawyers, judges, officers and so on. But is this list representative of the all the different professions that people are indulged in across the globe? Afraid not, people do a lot more, and the following list of 40 professions would surely introduce you some professions you would have never heard about previously. Go through the list there:

  • Alchemist: Medieval chemist who claimed to be able to turn base metals into gold
  • Book keeper: Looked after the accounts for businesses
  • Calligrapher: Someone skilled in penmanship
  • Cartographer: Map maker
  • Chiropodist: Treats diseases of the feet & hands
  • Dermatologist: A doctor who specializes in the physiology and pathology of the skin
  • Entomologist: A zoologist who studies insects
  • Entrepreneur: Someone who organizes a business venture and assumes the risk for it
  • Fancy man: Pimp
  • Fancy woman: Prostitute
  • Filibuster: American mercenaries in South America, gun runners
  • Gaoler: Jailer
  • Internist: A specialist in internal medicine
  • Midwife: A woman skilled in aiding the delivery of babies
  • Muralist: A painter of murals
  • Ophthalmologist: A medical doctor specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the eye
  • Oracle: An authoritative person who divines the future
  • Ornithologist: A zoologist who studies birds
  • Paralegal: A person with specialized training who assists lawyers
  • Pathologist: A doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis
  • Pawnbroker: A person who lends money at interest in exchange for personal property that is deposited as security
  • Pediatrician: A specialist in the care of babies
  • Percussionist: A musician who plays percussion instruments
  • Philanthropist: Someone who makes charitable donations intended to increase human well-being
  • Physician: A licensed medical practitioner
  • Proctor: Official of a university
  • Rag picker: Sorted through the left over rags to find re usable ones
  • Runner: A person who is employed to deliver messages or documents
  • Seamstress: Someone who makes or mends dresses
  • Silversmith: Worked with silver
  • Solicitor: Lawyer
  • Townswaiter: Customs man
  • Turnkey: Prison warder or jail keeper
  • Undertaker: One whose business is the management of funerals
  • Vassal: Servant of the lowest order
  • Veterinarian: A doctor who practices veterinary medicine
  • Vicar: A Roman Catholic priest who acts for another higher-ranking clergyman
  • Warder: In charge of prisoners
  • Wet nurse: Woman employed to suckle the child of another (common practice with the rich)
  • Yeoman: Farmer who owns his own land


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