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Vocation vs. Profession

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Vocationnoun

An inclination to undertake a certain kind of work, especially a religious career; often in response to a perceived summons; a calling.

Professionnoun

A promise or vow made on entering a religious order.

‘She died only a few years after her profession.’;

Vocationnoun

An occupation for which a person is suited, trained or qualified.

Professionnoun

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

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

Vocationnoun

A call; a summons; a citation; especially, a designation or appointment to a particular state, business, or profession.

‘What can be urged for them who not having the vocation of poverty to scribble, out of mere wantonness make themselves ridiculous?’;

Professionnoun

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.’;

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Vocationnoun

Destined or appropriate employment; calling; occupation; trade; business; profession.

‘He would think his service greatly rewarded, if he might obtain by that means to live in the sight of his prince, and yet practice his own chosen vocation.’;

Professionnoun

The practitioners of such an occupation collectively.

‘His conduct is against the established practices of the legal profession.’;

Vocationnoun

A calling by the will of God.

Professionnoun

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

‘A solemn vow, promise, and profession.’;

Vocationnoun

The bestowment of God's distinguishing grace upon a person or nation, by which that person or nation is put in the way of salvation; as, the vocation of the Jews under the old dispensation, and of the Gentiles under the gospel.

Professionnoun

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

‘The Indians quickly perceive the coincidence or the contradiction between professions and conduct.’;

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Vocationnoun

A call to special religious work, as to the ministry.

‘Every member of the same [the Church], in his vocation and ministry.’;

Professionnoun

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.

‘Hi tried five or six professions in turn.’;

Vocationnoun

the particular occupation for which you are trained

Professionnoun

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

Vocationnoun

a body of people doing the same kind of work

Professionnoun

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

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Vocationnoun

a strong feeling of suitability for a particular career or occupation

‘not all of us have a vocation to be nurses or doctors’;

Professionnoun

the body of people in a learned occupation;

‘the news spread rapidly through the medical community’;

Vocationnoun

a person's employment or main occupation, especially regarded as worthy and requiring dedication

‘her vocation as a poet’;

Professionnoun

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

Vocationnoun

a trade or profession

‘GNVQs in Leisure and Tourism will be the introduction to a wide span of vocations’;

Professionnoun

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

‘a profession of disagreement’;

Vocation

A vocation (from Latin vocatio 'a call, summons') is an occupation to which a person is especially drawn or for which they are suited, trained, or qualified. People can be given information about a new occupation through student orientation.

Professionnoun

affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith;

‘a profession of Christianity’;

Profession

A profession is an occupation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain. Medieval and early modern tradition recognized only three professions: divinity, medicine, and law, which were called the learned professions.

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