What does “vocation” mean?

What does “vocation” mean?

vocation (noun) /voʊ.ˈkɛɪ.ʃən/ [vo-KAY-shun]: a particular job or occupation, especially one that someone is good at; one’s calling.

Example: We often talk of vocational school, which is sometimes associated with trades such as heating and air conditioning repair, but a true vocation is one’s calling or what one was put in this world to do.

Practice vocab question!

Which of the following would be most likely considered a vocation?

  1. Doing one’s homework
  2. Enjoying and excelling at a sport, such as beach volleyball
  3. Breaking rocks in the hot sun
  4. Working two weekend days picking up litter
  5. Being an exceptionally good accountant



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