What is the difference between career, job and profession?

I do not understand the differences. Can you explain them?

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  • Dictionary look-up questions are off-topic here. In your question could you add the definitions you found, and what part(s) are unclear? – user3169 Jun 10 '14 at 18:40
  • I do not know when we can use one of them. – golnaz Jun 10 '14 at 18:44
  • For example:I am a writer - that is my profession/job/career. – golnaz Jun 10 '14 at 18:51
  • Can we use them instead of each other? – golnaz Jun 10 '14 at 19:04

'job' means something you do to get money, but isn't necessarily your profession.

'Career' is a job you do based on your profession, so for example, if your career was a computer software developer, your profession might be a computer scientist.

'Profession' is something that you are good at or something that you studied, so you have extra knoledge in that field.

  • I agree with your answer, but your example is not correct. A computer scientist writes operating systems, kernels, algorithms, and does much more interesting things that just fixing computers; that would be a computer technician. – dockeryZ Jun 10 '14 at 20:22
  • Fixed it. Changed it to 'software dev' – Pyraminx Jun 19 '14 at 23:28

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