Work, Career, Vocation
Work. This could be anything from physical labor to researching for a school assignment. Work for me can be described as anything that has no long term meaning in life. For example if I am Re-mulching the garden it looks good for a while but after so many years it will have to be forgot about.
Career. This can be described as being a full time student to having a job in your field of interest. Working at McDonalds full time to me is not a career. A career is something that you can earn a living wage off of and provide basic amenities.
Vocation. This word means a calling. Your vocation does not have to be a job. Vocation is something that you are passionate about and can pursue that may or may not help others. Someones vocation can be to go fishing on Saturday. Someone else's vocation can be to go on mission trips to Uganda. It vary's from person to person. Your vocation can also change over the course of your life. When you are five years old one could have said there vocation was to be the best T-Ball player in the league, but as we progress through age and get a wider view of the world our vocation could be to be the best doctor in the field.