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occupation : the principal business of one's life : vocation Webster

career : a profession for which one trains and which is undertaken as a permanent calling <a career in medicine> Webster

profession : a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation Webster

employment : activity in which one engages or is employed Webster

practice : to be professionally engaged in Webster


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Personal Branding and Marketing Yourself (Rita B. Allen, Boston.com)
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