Professions, jobs, and occupations were so limited in scope in the olden days. During the times of Geoffrey Chaucer, there were even professional organisations which even determined who could practice a craft or trade. Thus, in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, we see the five guildsmen. The weaver, the dyer, the tapestry-maker, the haberdasher and the carpenter travel together as members of the same fraternity.
As new jobs and occupations came up to meet the demands of the modern world, we have forgotten the names of many traditional jobs, trades, and professions. Here is a list of words that denote the different jobs and occupations. Search a word to get all the related words.
|Name of Profession
|Who he/she is
|one who performs daring gymnastic feats
|commander of a fleet
|one who is interested in pre-historic remains and ancient buildings
|one who plans and draws the designs of buildings, and superintends their construction
|one who foretells events through a study of the stars
|one who studies the stars
|Aviator or pilot
|one who directs the course ofan aeroplane
|one who works in brass
|one who draws maps
|one who makes or sells candles
|one who drives a motor car
|one who works in a coal mine
|one who sets type in a printing press
|one who sells sweets and pastries
|Conjuror or juggler
|one who performs tricks by sleight of hand
|person in charge of a museum
|one who makes or deals in cutting instruments like knives
|one who attends to the teeth
|one who deals in cloths and other fabrics
|Druggist or pharmacist
|one who compounds or sells drugs
|one who shoes horses
|one who deals in fish
|one who deals in flowers
|one who deals in fruits
|one who studies rocks and soils
|one who sets glass in windows, doors etc.
|one who pastures cattle for the market
|one who sells small articles such as ribbons,laces, thread etc.
|Hawker or pedlar
|one who travels from place to place selling miscellaneous articles
|one who watches over students taking an exaniination
|one who deals in iron or hardware
|professional rider in horse races
|Journalist or correspondent or reporter
|one who writes for a newspaper
|Lapidary or lapidist
|one who cuts precious stones
|person in charge of a library
|one who makes and sells ladies' hats etc.
|one who is employed as a labourer to do excavating work
|one who attends to the diseases of the eyes
|one who tests eyesight and sells spectacles
|one who lends money and keeps goods as security
|one who collects postage stamps
|one who attends to sick people and prescribes medicines
|one who works in lead, especially mending water pipes
|one who makes pots, cups etc.
|officer in charge of the stores, provisions and accounts on a ship
|one who carves in marble or stone
|Shoemaker or cobbler
|one who makes or mends shoes
|one who sells paper, ink, pens and writing materials
|one who loads and unloads ships
|one who attends to the fire ofa steam-engine
|one who treats diseases by performing operations
|one who goes from place to place mending pots, pans, etc.
|one who manages funerals
|one who makes and sells cushions, chair covers, car seats etc.
|one who lends money at exorbitant rates