Jobs that start with S

List of jobs that start with S

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This category also includes some things that aren't quite jobs but are definitely vocations - such as being a wizard or vampire!

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A sailor is either someone who sails boats of some kind for a living, or someone who is below the level of an officer in the Navy.

A scientist is someone who works to gain more knowledge about the sciences, particularly natural and physical sciences. Scientists work using scientific method as they learn.

Photo of a secretary at her desk
Photo by Jerry Bunkers

A secretary is someone who handles a lot of paperwork in an office. They will take notes at meetings, take dictations, type up letters and file papers.

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A seer is a person who can see the future, or who has profound insight or knowledge.
A similar word to seer is prophet.

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Photo of a British sentry
Photo by Laszlo Ilyes

A sentry is someone who stands guard over something, to protect it. The sentry in this picture is guarding the entry to the Tower of London, which contains the Queen's jewels.

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Photo of a man shearing a sheep
Photo by Amanda Slater

A shearer is someone who clips the wool, called a fleece, from sheep or other wooly animals.

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Photo of a skater
Photo by Rene Mensen

A skater is someone who skates, either on ice skates, roller skates or on a skateboard. People might skate just for fun, or professionally for money.

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Photo of a skipper
Photo by CJ Sorg

Skipper is an informal word meaning the captain of a ship, or simply the person who is in control of the ship.

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Photo of a sniper
Photo by isafmedia

A sniper is someone who can shoot a target from a very long distance away, from a concealed position.

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Photo of a soldier
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A soldier is someone who joins the armed forces of their country. Soldiers defend their country from enemies, to keep the peace.

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