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March 16, 2014 - Word of the Day: occupation

occ u pa tion


An occupation is a job or a type of work that a person does. This word is similar to the word "career."

  • What's your occupation?
  • What was your previous occupation? (Where did you work before the job you have now?)
  • There are many interesting occupations that a person can prepare for.
  • The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics is a good place to research various occupations.
  • Accounting is a good occupation.
  • Teaching is a noble occupation, but the pay isn't very good.
  • I'm thinking about changing occupations. What should I do?
  • Many occupations require some knowledge of how to use a computer.


The word "occupational" is an adjective.

  • People who study occupational medicine learn how a person's working conditions affect overall health.


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