Different types of jobs in English. On this page, we will look at different types of jobs. How many of these jobs you know?
- Health: Doctor, nurse, dentist (teeth), veterinarian [also called vet] (animal doctor)
- Shopping: salesperson, sales assistant, shopkeeper
- People in a type of shop: baker, butcher (meat), greengrocer (fruit and vegetables), florist (flowers), hairdresser/barber
- Schools: teacher, instructor, tutor, student, principal (the main person), coach (normally for sports)
- Science: chemist, biologist, scientist, historian (studies history), archaeologist (studies the past), economist
- Artistic: artist, painter, musician, actor, guitarist, director, writer
- Food and drink: chef, cook, bartender, waiter/waitress/wait staff, dishwasher,
- Building: builder, construction worker, engineer, carpenter (works with wood), plumber (works with pipes), electrician (works with electricity)
- Travel: pilot, air steward, mechanic, taxi driver, truck driver, sailor, bus driver
- Emergency: police officer, firefighter, paramedic, soldier
- Outside jobs: farmer, window cleaner, postman
In conversations in English, you might have to talk about your job. Here are some ways people ask about jobs:
- What job do you do?
- What do you for work?
- What’s your occupation?
When you answer, it is a good idea to give more than just a single sentence. Here are some examples with different types of jobs in English:
What job do you do?
- I’m a chef. I work in a restaurant in the city.
- I’m a teacher. I teach children from age 5 to 12.
- I’m a nurse. I work in the hospital on Smith Street.