Jobs in Korean – Complete List of Occupations

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In this lesson, we’re going to cover the different jobs in Korean. In other words, you will get a list of the various occupation names in Korean.

This can be very useful when you’re learning the Korean language. For example, when you befriend Koreans or fellow students in your Korean language class, you will likely be asked what your job or dream job is. It’s one of the most common questions you’ll hear when talking with Koreans, so you’ll want to be prepared to answer.

Below is a comprehensive list of some of the most common job titles in Korean. Let’s get to work!

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Job Titles in Korean

Accountant → 회계사 (hoegyewon)

Actor → 배우 (baeu)

Advertising specialist → 광고 전문가 (gwanggo jeonmunga)

Animal caretaker → 동물 관리인 (dongmul gwalliin)

Architect → 건축가 (geonchukga)

Assistant → 보조 (bojo)

Baker → 제빵사 (jeppangsa)

Barista → 바리스타 (bariseuta)

Bookkeeper → 부기계원 (bugigyewon)

Bus driver → 버스 운전사 (beoseu unjeonsa)

Business(wo)man → 실업가 (sireopga)

Butcher → 정육업자 (jeongyugeopja)

Carpenter → 목수 (moksu)

Cashier → 출납계원 (chullapgyewon)

Chef → 요리사 (yorisa)

Childcare worker → 육아종사자 (yugajongsaja)

Cleaner → 청소부 (cheongsobu)

Coach → 코치 (kochi)

Construction worker → 건설노동자 (geonseollodongja)

Cosmetologist → 미용사 (miyongsa)

Counselor → 상담원 (sangdamwon)

Customer service representative → 고객센터 직원 (gogaeksenteo jigwon)

Dental assistant → 치위생사 (chiwisaengsa)

Dentist → 치과 의사 (chigwa uisa)

Director → 감독 (gamdok)

Doctor → 의사 (uisa)

Editor → 편집자 (pyeonjipja)

Electrician → 전기기사 (jeongigisa)

Engineer → 엔지니어 (enjinieo)

Farmer → 농부 (nongbu)

Financial advisor → 금융 상담원 (geumyung sangdamwon)

Fire fighter → 소방관 (sobanggwan)

Fitness instructor → 운동 강사 (undong gangsa)

Flight attendant → 승무원 (seungmuwon)

Graphic designer → 그래픽 디자이너 (geuraepik dijaineo)

Hairdresser → 미용사 (miyongsa)

Healthcare worker → 의료계 종사자 (uiryogye jongsaja)

Hotel receptionist → 호텔 접수원 (hotel jeopsuwon)

Housewife → 주부 (jubu)

Human resources assistant → 인사조수 (insajosu)

IT specialist → IT 전문가 (IT jeonmunga)

Janitor → 관리인 (gwalliin)

Journalist → 기자 (gija)

Judge → 심판 (simpan)

Kindergarten teacher → 유치원 교사 (yuchiwon gyosa)

Laboratory technologist → 임상병리사 (imsangbyeongnisa)

Lawyer → 변호사 (byeonhosa)

Librarian → 사서 (saseo)

Lifeguard → 인명 구조원 (inmyeong gujowon)

Mailman → 우편집배원 (upyeonjipbaewon)

Maintenance worker → 관리 직원 (gwalli jigwon)

Manager → 매니저 (maenijeo)

Marketing specialist → 마케팅전문가 (maketingjeonmunga)

Mechanic → 정비사 (jeongbisa)

Musician → 음악가 (eumakga)

Nurse → 간호사 (ganhosa)

Office worker → 회사원 (hoesawon)

Painter → 화가 (hwaga)

Paralegal → 준법률가 (junbeomnyulga)

Personal caretaker → 개인간호사 (gaeinganhosa)

Personal trainer → 개인 트레이너 (gaein teureineo)

Pharmacist → 약사 (yaksa)

Photographer → 사진작가 (sajinjakga)

Pilot → 비행사 (bihaengsa)

Plumber → 배관공 (baegwangong)

Police → 경찰관 (gyeongchalgwan)

Post office clerk → 우체국 사무원 (ucheguk samuwon)

Professor → 교수 (gyosu)

Programmer → 프로그래머 (peurogeuraemeo)

Real estate agent → 부동산 중개인 (budongsan junggaein)

School principal → 학교장 (hakgyojang)

Secretary → 비서 (biseo)

Security guard → 경비원 (gyeongbiwon)

Sales person → 판매원 (panmaewon)

Social worker → 사회복지사 (sahoebokjisa)

Soldier → 군인 (gunin)

Stylist → 스타일리스트 (seutailliseuteu)

Taxi driver → 택시 운전사 (taeksi unjeonsa)

Teacher → 선생 (seonsaeng)

Telemarketer → 텔레마케터 (tellemaketeo)

Tour guide → 관광 가이드 (gwangwang gaideu)

Travel agent → 여행사 직원 (yeohaengsa jigwon)

Truck driver → 트럭 운전사 (teureok unjeonsa)

Veterinarian → 수의사 (suuisa)

Waiter → 웨이터 (weiteo)

Writer → 작가 (jakga)

Illustration of people in different lines of work

Sample Sentences

그쪽의 직업은 뭐예요? (geujjogui jigeobeun mwoyeyo?)

What is your job?

제 직업은 작가예요. (je jigeobeun jakgayeyo.)

My job is as a writer.

저는 회계사예요. (jeoneun hoegyesayeyo.)

I am an accountant.

How to Say Job in Korean

You would use the word 직업 (jigeop) for “job” in Korean.

How to Say Office in Korean

You can 직장 (jikjang) for “office” or “workplace” in Korean.

Korean Jobs

Here is some information about work in Korea.

How to Find a Job in Korea

If you want to get a Korean job, these may be useful places to help start your search:

Korean Work Culture

If you enter a company in Korea, you may notice it is different than in your home country. There is a special language that company employees use to address each other. Here are some resources about that language and Korean work life:

For more information on how to introduce yourself and things about you in Korean, please refer to our article How to introduce yourself in Korean.

We hope you enjoyed this lesson. For a complete guide on how to learn Korean, check out our resource here: https://www.90daykorean.com/learn-korean/

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