by trade or by profession

JACEK1

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Hello.

What is the difference between "by trade" and "by profession"?


I am a baker by trade.


I am a chief accountantant.


Do we use "by trade" when a blue collar worker is implied and do we employ "by profession" when a white collar worker is inferred?


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teechar

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Basically, yes.
 

JACEK1

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That brings me to the following conclusion: in the case of poorly skilled or unskilled workers, we say "by trade" whereas in the case of highy skilled workers, we say "by profession".
 

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I would say that both terms imply training and skills.
 
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