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Job vs. Profession

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Main Difference

The main difference between Job and Profession is that the Job is a role of a person in a society and Profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training.

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  • Job (noun)

    A task.

    "I've got a job for you - could you wash the dishes?"

    "A job half done is hardly done at all."

  • Job (noun)

    An economic role for which a person is paid.

    "That surgeon has a great job."

    "He's been out of a job since being made redundant in January."

  • Job (noun)

    Plastic surgery.

    "He had had a nose job."

  • Job (noun)

    A task, or series of tasks, carried out in batch mode (especially on a mainframe computer).

  • Job (noun)

    A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

  • Job (noun)

    A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.

  • Job (noun)

    Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.

  • Job (noun)

    A thing (often used in a vague way to refer to something whose name one cannot recall).

    "Pass me that little job with the screw thread on it.''"

  • Job (verb)

    To do odd jobs or occasional work for hire.

  • Job (verb)

    To work as a jobber.

  • Job (verb)

    To take the loss.

  • Job (verb)

    To buy and sell for profit, as securities; to speculate in.

  • Job (verb)

    To subcontract a project or delivery in small portions to a number of contractors.

    "We wanted to sell a turnkey plant, but they jobbed out the contract to small firms."

  • Job (verb)

    To seek private gain under pretence of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

  • Job (verb)

    To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

  • Job (verb)

    To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

  • Job (verb)

    To hire or let in periods of service.

    "to job a carriage"

  • Profession (noun)

    A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

    "She died only a few years after her profession."

  • Profession (noun)

    A declaration of belief, faith or of one's opinion.

    "Despite his continued professions of innocence, the court eventually sentenced him to five years."

  • Profession (noun)

    An occupation, trade, craft, or activity in which one has a professed expertise in a particular area; a job, especially one requiring a high level of skill or training.

    "My father was a barrister by profession."

  • Profession (noun)

    The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.

    "His conduct is against the established practices of the legal profession."

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  • Job (noun)

    A sudden thrust or stab; a jab.

  • Job (noun)

    A piece of chance or occasional work; any definite work undertaken in gross for a fixed price; as, he did the job for a thousand dollars.

  • Job (noun)

    A public transaction done for private profit; something performed ostensibly as a part of official duty, but really for private gain; a corrupt official business.

  • Job (noun)

    Any affair or event which affects one, whether fortunately or unfortunately.

  • Job (noun)

    A situation or opportunity of work; as, he lost his job.

  • Job (noun)

    A task, or the execution of a task; as, Michelangelo did a great job on the David statue.

  • Job (noun)

    A task or coordinated set of tasks for a multitasking computer, submitted for processing as a single unit, usually for execution in background. See job control language.

  • Job (noun)

    The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man.

  • Job

    To strike or stab with a pointed instrument.

  • Job

    To thrust in, as a pointed instrument.

  • Job

    To do or cause to be done by separate portions or lots; to sublet (work); as, to job a contract.

  • Job

    To buy and sell, as a broker; to purchase of importers or manufacturers for the purpose of selling to retailers; as, to job goods.

  • Job

    To hire or let by the job or for a period of service; as, to job a carriage.

  • Job (verb)

    To do chance work for hire; to work by the piece; to do petty work.

  • Job (verb)

    To seek private gain under pretense of public service; to turn public matters to private advantage.

  • Job (verb)

    To carry on the business of a jobber in merchandise or stocks.

  • Profession (noun)

    The act of professing or claiming; open declaration; public avowal or acknowledgment; as, professions of friendship; a profession of faith.

  • Profession (noun)

    That which one professed; a declaration; an avowal; a claim; as, his professions are insincere.

  • Profession (noun)

    That of which one professed knowledge; the occupation, if not mechanical, agricultural, or the like, to which one devotes one's self; the business which one professes to understand, and to follow for subsistence; calling; vocation; employment; as, the profession of arms; the profession of a clergyman, lawyer, or physician; the profession of lecturer on chemistry.

  • Profession (noun)

    The collective body of persons engaged in a calling; as, the profession distrust him.

  • Profession (noun)

    The act of entering, or becoming a member of, a religious order.

Webster Dictionary
  • Job (noun)

    the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money;

    "he's not in my line of business"

  • Job (noun)

    a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee;

    "estimates of the city's loss on that job ranged as high as a million dollars"

    "the job of repairing the engine took several hours"

    "the endless task of classifying the samples"

    "the farmer's morning chores"

  • Job (noun)

    the performance of a piece of work;

    "she did an outstanding job as Ophelia"

    "he gave it up as a bad job"

  • Job (noun)

    the responsibility to do something;

    "it is their job to print the truth"

  • Job (noun)

    a workplace; as in the expression

    "on the job"

  • Job (noun)

    an object worked on; a result produced by working;

    "he held the job in his left hand and worked on it with his right"

  • Job (noun)

    a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved;

    "she and her husband are having problems"

    "it is always a job to contact him"

    "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"

  • Job (noun)

    a damaging piece of work;

    "dry rot did the job of destroying the barn"

    "the barber did a real job on my hair"

  • Job (noun)

    a crime (especially a robbery);

    "the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"

  • Job (noun)

    a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him

  • Job (noun)

    any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing

  • Job (noun)

    (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit

  • Job (noun)

    a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply

  • Job (verb)

    profit privately from public office and official business

  • Job (verb)

    arranged for contracted work to be done by others

  • Job (verb)

    work occasionally;

    "As a student I jobbed during the semester breaks"

  • Job (verb)

    invest at a risk;

    "I bought this house not because I want to live in it but to sell it later at a good price, so I am speculating"

  • Profession (noun)

    the body of people in a learned occupation;

    "the news spread rapidly through the medical community"

  • Profession (noun)

    an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)

  • Profession (noun)

    an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion;

    "a profession of disagreement"

  • Profession (noun)

    affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith;

    "a profession of Christianity"

Princeton's WordNet

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