Different types of jobs in English

Different types of jobs in EnglishDifferent 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.