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A job, or occupation, is a person 's role in society . More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and often performed in exchange for payment ("for a living"). Many people have multiple jobs (e.g., parent , homemaker , and employee). A person can begin a job by becoming an employee, volunteering , starting a business , or becoming a parent . The duration of a job may range from temporary (e.g., hourly odd jobs) to a lifetime (e.g., judges). An activity that requires a person 's mental or physical effort is work (as in "a day 's work"). If a person is trained for a certain type of job, they may have a profession . Typically, a job would be a subset of someone's career. The two may differ in that one usually retires from their career, versus resignation or termination from a job.