Professions

Professions in SpanishProfesiones

What’s your job? Learn to talk about what you do with this list of some common professions in Spanish.

An indefinite article indicates that the noun is always that gender, no matter what the gender of the person it is referring to. Un/a indicates that the noun is spelled the same for both men and women. No article indicates that the noun is made feminine by replacing the final o with a (cajero -> cajera), or by adding a after or (director -> directora).

actor
actress
  un actor
una actriz
artist   un/a artista
baker   panadero
butcher   carnicero
carpenter   carpintero
cashier   cajero
civil servant   funcionario
cook   cocinero
doctor   médico
electrician   un/a electricista
employee   empleado
engineer   ingeniero
flight attendant   un(a) auxiliar de vuelo
lawyer (barrister)   abogado
maid   una criada
manager   director
mechanic   mecánico
nurse   enfermero
pilot   el piloto
plumber   un plomero
police officer   un policía
receptionist   una recepcionista
secretary   secretario
student   un/a estudiante
teacher   profesor
waiter/waitress   camarero 
writer   escritor

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