If We Give You Three Tools, Can You Tell Us the Job That Uses Them?

By: Khadija L.
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About This Quiz

The word profession is defined as "a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain". Growing up, most people are taught that having one of these is necessary to succeed in life. 

In medieval times, only three professions were recognized; medicine, law and divinity. These so-called "high society" careers were exclusive ... but as time has passed it went on to include everything from acting, to babysitting to teaching. 

All professions require tools to do their job effectively. Some tools are more easily associated certain career. For example, doctors and veterinarians are often seen carrying stethoscopes, construction workers are often seen wearing hard hats while firefighters are often seen using hoses and wearing rubber boots. There are also those which are more difficult to identify like priests who use their crosses and security guards who use walkie talkies.

If you were given three tools that were specific to each job, would you be able to match it to the person who uses them? If you think that you can, then this is definitely the quiz for you. Take it to see how well you do!

A teacher/professor is a person who helps others (both children and adults) in acquiring knowledge. They teach at varying levels all the way from kindergarten to college, where they use tools like chalkboards or dry erase boards, pencils and textbooks.

A chef is a trained professional who is particularly gifted in the art of food preparation and cuisine. They are trained at various institutions and/or by apprenticing. Some of the tools that they use include knives, pots/pans and mixing bowls.

A medical doctor is a person who is trained to treated illnesses and injuries of other human beings. They can be found working in hospitals, clinics or at their own private practices where they use tools like stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs and clipboards.

A musician is a person who is musically gifted and either plays an instrument, sings songs, composes instrumentals and/or arranges music. Some of the tools that they use include musical instruments, microphones and headphones.

A police officer is a professional whose line of work includes apprehending criminals with the intention of stopping crime. Some of the tools that they use includes handcuffs, guns and badges.

A makeup artist is a type of artist who specializes in applying makeup, prosthetics and other products to the human body for film, fashion, photoshoots, events and other day-to-day activities. Some of the tools that they use include makeup, brushes and sponges.

A judge is a person who presides over court proceedings. There are different types of judges which span many different jurisdictions, where they listen to witness accounts and assess evidence before ruling over a matter. Some of the tools that they use includes robes, gavels and papers.

A waiter/waitress is a person who attends to customers often supplying them with food or drinks as they are requested. They are also responsible for cleaning tables and changing silverware. Some of the tools that they use includes trays, aprons and server books.

A janitor is a person who cleans and maintains the cleanliness of different places of work as well as residences. Some also perform different maintenance duties and some of the tools that they are known for using includes brooms, gloves and disinfectant.

A secretary, sometimes called a personal assistant, is a person whose duties includes project management, relaying messages as well as various organizational tasks. Some of the tools that they are known for using includes computers, telephones and Post-it notes.

A librarian is a person who works in a library, providing access to information both in books and on computers. They keep track of all the books which go in and out as well as keeping them organized and they are known for using rolling carts, books and library cards.

An accountant is a person who practices accounting which includes the measuring and provision of assurance about financial information. Some of the tools that they use includes calculators, graphs and large volumes of papers.

A veterinarian is a professional who specializes in treating diseases, disorders and other injuries involving animals. They are said to be the doctors of the animal kingdom and as such use many of the same tools. They also use shedding rakes, nail trimmers and cutters and stethoscopes.

A mechanic is a type of technician who specializes in auto, general, refrigeration, boiler and diesel mechanics, among other fields. Some of the tools that they use include torque wrenches, car jack and multimeters.

A fashion designer is a person known for designing different types of clothing and accessories which are then bought by different consumers. Some of the most common tools that they use includes measuring tape, scissors and different cuts of cloth.

A butcher is a person who does either one of or all of the following; slaughter animals, sell their meat or dress their flesh, which are then sold at various establishments. Some of the tools that they use include cleavers, saws and cutting boards.

A pharmacist, sometimes called a chemist, is a health care professional who focuses on the safe use and practice of medication. They must have an extensive knowledge of these drugs and their interaction. Some of the tools that they use include pill bottles, white coats and labels.

A firefighter is a person who extinguishes hazardous fires in many different types of environments. They also risk their lives to rescue people and animals from these and other situations. Some of the tools that they use include hoses, rubber boots and fire extinguishers.

A surgeon is a type of doctor who specializes in surgical operations. There are subspecialties of surgery, some of which includes, cardiac, transplant and plastic. Some of the tools that they are known for using include a scalpel, forceps and in some cases, clamps.

Cartography is the study and practice of making maps and as such, a cartographer is a person who creates them. Some of the tools that they use include pens, protractors and other maps for comparison.

A dietician is a person who has been formally trained in the regulation of diets and human nutrition. They are known for altering a patient’s diet based on their needs and conditions. Some of the tools that they use include scales, measuring tapes and food.

A nail technician or manicurist is a person who specializes in styling and shaping a person’s nails. They perform a number of activities including manicures, pedicures and decorating. Some of the tools that they use include nail clippers, nail polish and nail files.

A personal trainer is a person who has knowledge of fitness and is trained in giving instructions involving exercise. They set goals for their clients and also motivate them while they use tools like dumbbells, weight plates and fitness balls.

An astronaut is a person who was trained by one of many spaceflight programs to either command, pilot or serve as a crew member on a spacecraft. They are often seen using items like strobe lights, walkie talkies and space suits.

An electrician is a type of tradesperson who specializes in the electrical wiring of machines, vehicles, buildings and anything that needs power to run. Some of the tools that they can be seen using include voltage testers, power drills and electric tape.

A flight attendant, also known as a cabin attendant, is a person who works on a plane to not only ensure the safety of the passengers, but to also make sure that they are comfortable. Some of the tools that they can be seen using includes trolley carts, life vests and seatbelts.

A film director is a person who directs the making of movies, controlling many different aspects including the screenplay and visualization. Some of the tools that they can be seen using include a slateboard clapper, a megaphone and a director’s chair.

A plumber is a tradesperson whose job entails maintaining clearance of drains and other water sources. It is one of the dirtiest jobs in the world. Some of the tools of the trade include plungers, pipe wrenches and basin wrenches.

An undertaker, also known as mortician, is a person who is responsible for undertaking various funeral rites, some of which include embalming and burying the dead. Some of the tools that they are known for using include embalming fluid, needles and in many cases, bone saws.

A dentist is a person who specializes in dentistry, which includes the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and other conditions involving the mouth, as well as dental health maintenance. They are known for using tools like dental scaler, mouth mirrors and dental probes.

An artist is a person who engages in creating and practicing art. Painters specifically apply paints and pigments to different surfaces. They are known for using tools like paint, easels and some type of canvas. One of the most popular works of art is the Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

A news reporter or journalist is a person who either collects, writes and/or distributes news and other types of information to the public. They can often be seen using tools like microphones and press badges and are often found in front of the camera.

A contractor is a person who is responsible for the running of the day-to-day activities of a construction site. They are also responsible for managing vendors and communications between different parties. Some of tools that they use include tool belts, hammers and auto levels.

A photographer is a person who takes and/or creates photographs. They are almost always seen with some type of camera and they can also be seen with photo disc reflectors and camera stands. They are seen at all different types of events from weddings to fashion shows.

A security guard is a person who is employed to protect their employer, their property or other assets from hazardous situations and others. Some of the tools that they use includes batons, binoculars and walkie talkies.

A telephone operator is a person who provides assistance to a person who calls them on the telephone. These people work in a number of fields including health care and sales where they can be seen using tools like telephones, head sets and computer.

A bellhop, sometimes called a hotel porter, is a person who helps hotel patrons with their luggage when they are checking in or out. They are often seen using tools like trolleys, keys and are often seen wearing gloves.

A hairdresser is a person who styles another person’s hair. Their job includes cutting, coloring and maintaining hair among other things. While at work, they can be seen using a number of tools, some of which include combs, blow dryers and curling irons.

A potter/pottery maker is a type of artist who creates pots, vases and dishes and other types of artwork usually out of clay. Their pieces are for decorative purposes, while others are used almost every day. Some of the tools that they use includes cutters, ribs and sporks.

A housekeeper is a person who is responsible for managing the running of a household which includes duties such as cleaning, cooking, shopping and home maintenance. Some of the tools that they use include vacuum cleaners, laundry detergent and dusters.

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