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