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What is the difference between a profession and an occupation?

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October 22, 2009 6:17PM

I believe that in the context of a job interview, your profession would be what you studied and are qualified for, and your occupation would be what it is that you are currently working as. So that if you studied law and are a practicing lawyer, your professoin and occupation would be the same thing, but if you studied law and you are currently working as, say, a bank teller, then your profession would be lawyer, but your occupation would be bank teller... I believe that in the context of a job interview, your profession would be what you studied and are qualified for, and your occupation would be what it is that you are currently working as. So that if you studied law and are a practicing lawyer, your professoin and occupation would be the same thing, but if you studied law and you are currently working as, say, a bank teller, then your profession would be lawyer, but your occupation would be bank teller...