Sometimes the meaning of a word is explained in a nearby phrase. Phrases that begin "for example," "including," and "such as" tell you that the writer is clarifying, or explaining, a word by giving examples. Use the examples as context clues.
Example: The school prepares its students for a variety of professions, such as auto repair and plumbing.
Auto repair and plumbing are examples of jobs, right? So "profession" must mean job or career.