profession noun (WORK)
Teaching as a profession is very underpaid.
He's a doctor by profession.
- He reached the heights of his profession at the age of 35.
- Her ambition and determination ensured that she rose to the top of her profession.
- He's very highly regarded within his profession.
- She was, by profession, a lawyer.
- Until recently secretarial work and nursing were very much pink-collar professions.