a person who follows a career.
a person who pursues a policy or attitude of careerism.

Origin of careerist

First recorded in 1905–10; career + -ist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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a person who values success in his career above all else and seeks to advance it by any possible means
Derived Formscareerism, noun
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Word Origin and History for careerist

1917, from career (n.) + -ist.

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