I think there's a difference between having a job and having a career. There are contexts where the word "job" can't be substituted for the word "career". I'll provide some examples. People say they have a part-time job or a full-time job. You would hardly ever hear someone say that they have a part-time career or a full-time career. There are people who work seasonal jobs, but there are no seasonal careers. High school students may have summer jobs, but they certainly won't have summer careers. Jobs are more transitory and people can rack up many of them to add to their resumes. Careers, on the other hand, are more defining of your status. Many careers are more professional than jobs. People can work minimum wage jobs, but no one has a minimum wage career. A minimum wage career is not something that would be professional and defining of your status in society.

What are your thoughts?