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    Wink question on words

    Are there any differences among the words :career,profession,occupation,vocation and employment?

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    Re: question on words

    To me:
    Career- an individual's path through their working life, generally involving serious jobs
    Profession- often used for jobs that have specific entry requirements, like doctors, lawyers, accountant, etc, and professional codes of conduct, etc
    Occupation- any work, often used in forms
    Vocation- a job like a priest which requires a degree of devotion

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