"Your Occupation" as listed on the signature page is an often
overlooked item of the tax return. Normally this would read:
- Securities Trader
- Commodities Trader
- Securities & Commodities
- Trader in Securities
- Trader in Commodities
- Trader in Securities &
But what about when you are
not a trader and you do not want the social embarrassment of
"Unemployed" or the boring "Retired" or "Housewife"
In many cases "Investor" or "Homemaker" or "Childminder"
is an honorable employment to be listed,
Being a "Consultant," of course, is the perennially stated
occupation when you are "between jobs" or otherwise out of work at
But what about when you basically do nothing, but want
to sound impressively mysterious when it comes to disclosing just
what it is that you do do?
For anyone who can at least read
the daily newspaper here we have some of the more creative
Occupational Titles that may fill just such a need:
- Social Policy Analyst
- Social Policy Analysts
examine and analyze social programs, social legislation, or
proposals based on demographic, social and economic analysis.
- Ergonomists analyze human
activity in domestic, leisure or working settings, the demands it
makes on the person, the effects of these demands, and its
implications for individual capabilities and limitations.
- Natural Resources Policy
- Natural Resources Policy
Analysts examine and analyze the use of our natural resources and
the legislation or proposals effecting them.
- Multimedia Ergonomist
- Multimedia Ergonomists or
conduct research and analyze the physical, social and psychological
interrelationships between persons, their equipment and working or
- Economic Policy Analyst
- Economic Policy Analysts
examine and analyze the economy and the legislation effecting it.
- Investment Economist
- Investment Economists study
economics as it pertains to investments.
- Fitness Policy Analyst
- Fitness Policy Analysts
examine and analyze health and recreational programs and the
legislation or proposals effecting them.
- Kinanthropologists observe
the human body in movement and analyze the relationships
humans in movement have with the biological, psychological, social,
cultural and ecological subsystems.
- Anthropologists examine,
analyze and compare different cultures and how they grow, develop
and interact. How people live and what their cultures are and were
like offer insights into modern life and how significantly (or, more
often, how little) we have changed as a people and how similar we
are in our basic systems of interaction.
- Behaviourists study
observable and quantifiable aspects of behavior and exclude
subjective phenomena, such as emotions or motives.
- U.S. Department of Labor
list of occupations