QUOTE (Kread-EX @ Jan 10 2012, 09:28 AM)
Just because the literal translation is Occupation doesn't mean this is the best to use. Class is the standard term is RPGs, the one most people are familiar with - way before the first JRPGs came here, the term was already used for D&D campaigns - so it's the most obvious choice.
Its sorta like dubbed anime, a literal translation may possess more fidelity to the source but it would sound jagged and unstructured in our language that possesses different rules.
The way it was written in Japanese was most likely intended colloquially, ergo a better translation would be to use the corresponding English colloquialism, and Class does sorta seem the standard round here.