In the book, The Westing Game, what is Turtle's or Tabitha-Ruth Wexler's occupation?

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During the actual events of The Westing Game, Tabitha-Ruth (Turtle) Wexler does not have any occupation.  She is, at that time, a 13 year-old girl.  The only occupation you might say she has is that of student.  However, at the end of the book, we find out what happens to her later in life.  At that point, she does have an occupation.

In Chapter 30, we find out what happens to Turtle later in life.  At the beginning of the chapter, she is at Julian Eastman’s deathbed.  We are told that she, “T. R. Wexler,” got and MBA and a law degree.  She had been the “legal counsel to the Westing Paper Products Corporation” and she is now Eastman’s lawyer.  She is also a wealthy woman, having made $5 million playing the stock market.  So, we can say that her occupation is “lawyer,” but she is not a lawyer during the time when most of the book is set.  Instead, she is a 13 year-old kid.