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Here is the list of professions with the definistions and example sentences.


  • Accountant: a person who prepares an organization's financial documents like profit statement. Every organization needs one professional accountant.
  • Actuary: a person who calculates financial  risks and determines payments for insure companies, pension funds or similar financial services. An actuary helps clients minimize risks.
  • Administrator: a person who organizes the policies and procedures of an organization. The office administrator will prepare the meeting.
  • Analyst: a person who examines data, gives his opinion. The political analysts conducted public opinion survey.
  • Architect: a person who creates building designs and helps restore old buildings. The Jewish Museum in Berlin was designed by architect Daniel Libeskind.
  • Archivist: A person who collects, manages and maintains historical records and documents. This software helps archivists catalogue and index the archives.
  • Artists: a person who creates art such as painting, drawing or sculpture by using  his talent . Bas Jen Ader is one of the most famous conceptual artists.
  • Author: a person who creates written work such as book, article etc. Mark Twain is a famous author.
  • Baker: a person who makes bread and pastries for sale. Bakers have to start working very early in the morning.
  • Barber: a man who cuts men’s hair and shave their beard. This barber gives free haircuts to the homeless on Sundays. 
  • Bartender (barman; barmaid): a person who prepares and serves beverages in a bar.  The bartender made a cocktail.
  • Barrister: a lawyer in Britain who gives legal advice and defends people in higher courts of law. He is being represented by a barrister in the court.
  • Beautician: a person, usually a woman, who improves the customers’ personal appearance by using facials and make up. My beautician gave me manicures and pedicures.
  • Bookkeeper: a person who records financial transaction such as purchases and sales systematically. He is a self-employed bookkeeper.
  • Bricklayer: a person who builds or repairs wall by using bricks A bricklayer is called a brickie in informal English. The bricklayer mixed the mortar by hand.
  • Broadcaster: a person who introduces or hosts a programme on television or radio. He has been the broadcaster of the show for a decade.
  • Builder: a person who works on the construction of a building. The Chinese builders completed the skyscraper in 19 days.
  • Care worker (care assistant): a person who looks after people with illnesses and disabilities. As a care assistant she loves helping older people.
  • Carpenter: a person who makes or repairs wooden structures or fixtures such as doors or frames. The carpenter installed 5 windows and 2 doors.
  • Chef: a professional cook who has culinary education and supervises the kitchen staff. He is a fish chef in the hotel.
  • Chemist (also pharmacist; US druggist): 1. a healthcare person who prepares and sells medications 2.  A scientist who studies chemistry.  The pharmacist prescribed some medicine for my sore throat.
  • Cleaner: a person who cleans houses, offices or equipment for payment. The cleaner is sweeping the floor.
  • Comedian: a person who entertains people by making them laugh. He is a famous stand-up comedian.
  • Counselor: a person who provide guidance to people with problems. You need to visit a marriage guidance counselor.
  • Decorator: a person who decorates a room or house using paint or wallpaper. Bob started out as an interior decorator and painter.
  • Dentist: a healthcare person who examines teeth, prevents or treats oral and dental diseases. You need to see a dentist at least twice a year
  • Doctor: a healthcare person who has earned a medical degree to treat people who are ill. The doctor prescribed a course of antibiotics
  • Driver: a person who operates a vehicle such as a bus, lorry, truck or car. He decided to be a taxi driver.
  • Editor: a person who reviews or corrects the content of a newspaper, magazine or book for publication. She is the fashion editor of the magazine.
  • Engineer: a person who designs and builds roads, bridges, machines, etc. using scientific and mathematical knowledge. Agricultural/biochemical/civil/electrical /mechanical engineer
  • Entrepreneur: a person who runs or starts his own business. Successful entrepreneurs are always prepared for the risks.
  • Farmer: a person who owns or runs a farm. Farmers are the backbone of a country.
  • Firefighter (fireman): a person who extinguishes fires. The firefighters rescued the dog from the burning house.
  • Florist: a person who arranges and cut flowers for sale in a shop/store. The florist arranged a bouquet of flowers.
  • Hairdresser: a person who cuts, trim, wash, colour and shape hair. She asked her hairdresser to perm.
  • Historian: a person who studies the past. A group of historians found an ancient map in the archieve.
  • Inspector: a person who officially visits places such as school or factory in order to check processes and standards. a tax/school/health and safety inspector
  • Instructor: a person who teaches a particular subject, art or skill. Aerobics/driving/swimming instructor
  • Journalist: a person who researchs and writes news stories for mass media. The journalist is conducting an interview.
  • Judge: a person in a court of law who makes a final decision after reviewing the evidence, arguments and facts. The judge sentenced him to life imprisonment.
  • Labourer: a person who does hard, physically demanding work such as digging or plastering. Agricultural/construction/underground labourer
  • Lawyer: a person who explains the law and represents people in court. Do not say anything without your lawyer.
  • Librarian: a person who is in charge of a library and its collectionsThe librarian is collecting books back
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  • Masseur: a person who gives massages in order to relax or reduce pain in people’s muscles. I’ve got an appointment with the masseur.     
  • Mechanic: a person who checks, maintains or repairs the machines. The mechanic replaced the defective parts of the engine.
  • Midwife: a nurse who helps women during pregnancy and childbirth. The midwife gave me some advice on the daily care of the baby.
  • Musician: a person who performs or creates music .The famous musician, Elvis Presley, is known as “The King of Rock and Roll”.
  • Novelist: an author of novels; a person who writes novels. James Patterson is one of the famous contemporary novelists.
  • Nurse: a person who provides medical care to ill or injured people, usually in a hospital. The nurse took my pulse and blood pressure.
  • Personal assistant (PA): a person who helps a manager by arranging appointments, preparing letters and answering phone calls. She works as the personal assistant to the director general.
  • Painter: 1. a person who paints inside and outside surfaces of buildings. Bob started out as an interior decorator and painter. 2. an artist how paints pictures. He is a famous portrait painter.
  • Paramedic: a healthcare person who gives immediate treatment to sick or injured people in accidents and emergencies. The paramedic saved my father’s life injured in a horrific car crash.
  • Photographer: a person who take photographs to earn money. He makes a good living as a fashion photographer.
  • Pilot: a person who operates an aircraft such as a plane or helicopter. a military/civilian pilot
  • Plasterer: a person who puts plaster on interior surfaces of buildings. The plasterer prepares walls and ceilings for decoration.
  • Plumber: a person connects or repairs pipes and fittings. We’ll have to call the plumber to fix leaky pipes.
  • Poet: a person who composes poems. The poet recited his last poem about love.
  • Police officer (policeman; policewoman): a person who works for the police. He was stopped by a policeman for speeding.
  • Politician: a person who represents a political party; a member of parliament or government. The politicians will start election campaign next week.
  • Producer: a person who chooses director and crew and makes practical and financial decisions for a film, TV shows etc. The producer refused to read the script.
  • Publicist: a person who delivers information about a famous person or new product to the public. He worked for ten years as a music publicist.
  • Receptionist: a person who greets, welcomes and directs visitors in a hotel or in an office building. The receptionist gave me my key card.
  • Scientist: a person who gains scientific knowledge by doing research or experiments. Research/social scientist
  • Security guard: a person who protects someone’s property. A security guard patrols the car park at night
  • Vocalist: a skilled singer with a band who sings popular music. Jack Jones won Grammy Award for Best Male Vocalist.
  • Social worker: a person who provides help and support to people with family or financial problems. The social workers are working for social justice.
  • Solicitor: a lawyer in Britain who explains the law and represents people in court; a lawyer who specialized in one area of law. I need a solicitor to draw up a contract.
  • Stockbroker: a person who buys and sells shares and other financial products for other people or companies. As a stockbroker, you must have great analytical skills.
  • Surgeon: a healthcare person who treats injured or sick people through medical operations. Brain/eye/heart/orthopedic/plastic/trauma surgeon
  • Teacher: a person who teaches a subject such as a history in a school. She is a secondary school teacher.
  • Trader: a person who buys and sells goods, shares, bonds etc. Small traders play important role in the economy of our country.
  • Tutor: a private teacher who provides assistance to one student or very small group in a particular subject. He needs a tutor to help him with chemistry.
  • Waiter (female: waitress) a person who takes order from customers and bring the food and beverages to them in a restaurant. He asked the waiter for the bill.

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