Career vs. Job: What's the Difference?


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A long-term occupation is called a:

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1. Paid employment is called a:

2. A ______ is sometimes part of a ______ but not always.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In this quiz, you'll be asked to recall not just what careers and jobs are, but specific differences between the two terms.

Quiz & Worksheet

This career-related quiz tests your ability to:

  • Recognize definitions of terms relating to careers and jobs
  • Differentiate whether a description relates to a career or a job
  • Recognize concepts that differ for people with careers and people with jobs

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information in the lesson on the differences between careers and jobs
  • Defining key concepts - recognize definitions of terms relating to careers and jobs
  • Distinguishing differences - contrast factors of careers and jobs
  • Knowledge application - use what you've learned to successfully answer questions about careers and jobs

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Careers vs. Job: What's the Difference? covers the following objectives:

  • Define career and job
  • Identify similarities and differences between careers and jobs
  • Explain the planning when one wants a career and when one wants a job