The main difference between Career and Goal is that the Career is a course or progress through life and Goal is a desired result or outcome
A career is an individual’s metaphorical “journey” through learning, work and other aspects of life. There are a number of ways to define career and the term is used in a variety of ways.
A goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envisions, plans and commits to achieve. People endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines.
A goal is roughly similar to a purpose or aim, the anticipated result which guides reaction, or an end, which is an object, either a physical object or an abstract object, that has intrinsic value.
One’s calling in life; a person’s occupation; one’s profession.
General course of action or conduct in life, or in a particular part of it.
“Washington’s career as a soldier”
A jouster’s path during a joust.
A short gallop of a horse. 16th-18th c.
The flight of a hawk.
A racecourse; the ground run over.
To move rapidly straight ahead, especially in an uncontrolled way.
“The car careered down the road, missed the curve, and went through a hedge.”
A result that one is attempting to achieve.
“My lifelong goal is to get into a Hollywood movie.”
“She failed in her goal to become captain of the team.”
In many sports, an area into which the players attempt to put an object.
The act of placing the object into the goal.
A point scored in a game as a result of placing the object into the goal.
A noun or noun phrase that receives the action of a verb. The subject of a passive verb or the direct object of an active verb. Also called a patient, target, or undergoer.
To score a goal
an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress
“he seemed destined for a career as an engineer like his father”
the time spent by a person in a career
“the end of a distinguished career in the Royal Navy”
the progress through history of an institution, organization, etc.
“the court has had a chequered career”
working permanently in or committed to a particular profession
“a career diplomat”
(of a woman) interested in pursuing a profession rather than devoting all her time to childcare and housekeeping
“a driven career woman”
move swiftly and in an uncontrolled way
“the coach careered across the road and went through a hedge”