career (noun, adjective) LISTEN
A career is the profession you choose to do for most of your life.
- She chose a career in journalism.
It is also a general course of action, even when it’s not the profession you choose.
- He had a short career as a soldier when he finished high school.
Career can also mean having a profession.
- He was a career diplomat.
Did you know?
Your boss may ask you, “Is this just a job to you, or is it your career?” If it’s just a job, you are probably doing it so you can make money or have health insurance. If it is a career, you are more interested in learning all you can, taking more responsibility, and being promoted. Most companies prefer employees who want a career.
In pop culture
In this episode of The Simpsons, the students take a test to see what career is best for them. Do you agree with Bart’s and Lisa’s test results?
There are other meanings of career.