Occupation is a term that comes from Latin occupatio and that is linked to the verb occupy (take ownership of something, reside in a house, arouse someone’s interest). The concept is used synonymously with job, work or to do.

For instance: “Carpentry is my main occupation, although I am also a painter”, “If you don’t study, you should at least have an occupation”, “I would like to have an occupation that is well paid”.

Occupation is also what makes it impossible to carry out a different action: “I would like to come and greet you, but I am very busy”, “I have so many occupations that I no longer remember when was the last time I was able to go to the park to sunbathe”.


It is common for work or employment to be named as a work occupation.

Occupation in civil law and in the military field

In the civil law, the occupation is the natural procedure to achieve possession of something that has no owner. This action implies the material capture of the property in question to convey the intention to obtain the domain: “We have proceeded to the occupation of these idle lands more than ten years ago, and now we hope that the State recognizes our right as owners”.

The military occupationFinally, it consists of locating a army on certain lands that, according to international law, do not belong to the Condition to which these armed forces respond. This occupation can take place to defend or condemn a political cause or an ideology. There are also occupations that are developed to preserve the peace or as a result of a process of invasion or conquest.

For him straight, the military occupation does not grant the sovereignty of the region to whoever carries out the occupation, but it is mandatory that the occupier maintain security and order.


When a person loses his occupation, he becomes unemployed.


Unemployment, also known as unemployment, is a term in everyday use in countries considered third world, where the percentages of people without work have historically been very high, which has a worrying level of stress and dissatisfaction. This, which until a few years ago was seen from a comfortable and carefree position by some, has become a situation that afflicts the entire world.

There are more reasons for this problem than meets the eye, and some people are only just beginning to accept as the work situation becomes more desperate. In principle, since most people prepare to perform only a handful of trades And professions, existing for several generations, it can be said that there is an excessively high number of lawyers, accountants and teachers, to name just three of the most popular elections.

As if this were not enough, only a small portion of these people feel vocation because of the career they have chosen, and probably not all of them have great talent, which leaves us with an even smaller number.

Art as an occupation

On the other hand, those who choose unusual paths, such as writing, acting, or music, are seen as dreamers condemned to a life of economic instability and shortages. Art is associated with monetary failure, because it is believed that only those who achieve fame can live off their passions. In the same way, there is a general perception that studying computer science has a guaranteed future; In reality, while there are more programmer positions available than poet positions, success is often reserved for the most capable and innovative, who are often self-taught.

In conclusion, in a world where the inhabitants received a education flexible, that would incite them to think and choose for themselves, there would be a greater professional variety and a respect for all disciplines, which would eliminate reluctance, lack of vocation and surely would end unemployment.