Education vs Occupation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between education and occupation

is that education is education while occupation is an activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.

education

English

Alternative forms

* (generally jocular) educashun, educamation

Noun

(en noun)
  • (uncountable) The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Mark Tran
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=1, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Denied an education by war , passage=One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools
  • (countable) Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=(Joseph Stiglitz)
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=19, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Globalisation is about taxes too , passage=It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child's life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.}}

    Derived terms

    * all-round education * distance education * educational * educationist * general education * liberal education * mass education * primary education * secondary education * tertiary education * higher education * further education * edjamacation

    See also

    * training * schooling

    occupation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An activity or task with which one occupies oneself; usually specifically the productive activity, service, trade, or craft for which one is regularly paid; a job.
  • The act, process or state of possessing a place.
  • The control of a country or region by a hostile army.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 23 , author=Angelique Chrisafis , title=François Hollande on top but far right scores record result in French election , work=the Guardian citation , page= , passage=The lawyer and twice-divorced mother of three had presented herself as the modern face of her party, trying to strip it of unsavoury overtones after her father's convictions for saying the Nazi occupation of France was not "particularly inhumane".}}

    Synonyms

    * (activity with which one occupies oneself) profession, vocation, interest, employment