The Sims 4

Career List

The Sims 4 Guide

Career List

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Welcome to our Sims 4 Career List guide. There are a lot of choices of careers for your Sims that you can take when starting out, and you might wonder what career choice you would like for your Sim. In this page we’ll be discussing the different ones available in the base game, and the ones from expansion packs as well. You’ll find out what they do, and which sub careers they can branch out to.

What careers are available in the Sims 4?

What are the different Career choices that you can get in the Sims 4? Based on the version of the game that you have, you can gain access to the base careers which are: Astronaut, Athlete, Business, Criminal, Culinary, Entertainer, Painter, Secret Agent, Style Influencer, Tech Guru, and Writer. Freelancer was added in an update as well. The other expansions then provided Actor/Actress, Conservationist, Critic, Detective, Doctor, Gardener, Military, Politician, Scientist, Scout, and Social Media.

The Sims 4 Career List
The Sims 4 Career List

You can look at the different listings available through the computer or through your phone. The full time careers are your Sim’s main source of income when starting out with their lives, you need to help them to advance in their career so they can earn more money.

What are career branches?

With so many choices available, you might be wondering what the Careers can provide. Each career may or may not have sub branches as well that you can diverge into and they can provide different bonuses. Take note that once you have chosen a specific branch, you cannot switch into the other unless you reload the game if you haven’t saved it yet. Careers can be switched, but sub branches of one career are locked.

Career Branches
Career Branches

The Sims 4 Career List (Alphabetical order)

Now that you have an understanding on how careers work, here's a compilation of all career choices available in the game. Take note that some careers can only be obtained from certain game expansions, therefore they have been listed here. In this list, we'll be showing you the careers in alphabetical order, including their game description as well as the possible career branches if they have any:

Game Description
Career Branches
Actor or Actress (Get Famous Expansion)
The spotlight calls, the cameras are focused, and you are ready for your closeup. It is up to you to breathe energy into the words of the script and really make the characters come alive.
Who doesn't dream of going to space? Become an Astronaut and the galaxy will be your playground.
Space Ranger and Interstellar Smuggler
An athlete requires physical strength, speed, endurance, and intelligence. Start a career where enthusiastic fans will shout your name, wear your jersey and remember your feats forever.
Professional Athlete and Bodybuilder
Synergy! Efficiency! Planfulness! If the mere sound of these industry buzzwords gets you buzzing, then a career in business might just be the right fit for you!
Management and Investor
Civil Designer
As a Civil Designer, get involved in planning and designing solutions to all kinds of environmental problems, and chat to your fellow Sims about how to make their world a better place to live.
Green Technician and Civic Planner
You've watched every nature documentary out there, and you know just how much the planet is in danger. From educating the public to performing research expeditions, you want to truly make a difference. Change won't happen overnight, but keep at it and your hard work can lead to thriving ecosystems!
Environmental Manager and Marine Biologist
Not every Sim wants to play by the rules. You can make tons of Simoleons and have fun, too, as an outlaw.
Boss Branch and Oracle Branch
Critic (City Living Expansion)
Everyone has an opinion. But not everyone is paid to have it! Sims who feel they have superior judgment can enter the Critic Career. Whether it' the foods or the arts, your Sim will have something to say about it, and others WILL listen.
Arts Critic and Food Critic
Anyone can make dinner or mix a drink at home. The Culinary Career is for those who want to take it to another level and make money doing it.
Chef and Mixologist
Detective (Get to Work Expansion)
Do you want to be the type of cop who's never really off-duty? If so, this job's for you and we've got the rewards to support that unhealthy lifestyle! Unlock outfits like your Police Uniform to wear as pajamas. Teach your teen a valuable lesson for that C+ by dressing them in Prisoner Coveralls and transforming their bedroom into a virtual jail cell complete with Prison Bar Walls and a decorative Security Camera. As a bonus, you can keep an eye on them with your very own One-Way Mirror.
Doctor (Get to Work Expansion)
Who doesn't want to be held responsible for another Sim's health and well-being? A Doctor who can advance in the medical ranks will find themselves rewarded with objects like a Standing Surgical Light and a Full-Sized Skeleton to brighten up the home nursery. To make the deal extra sweet, you'll be able to unlock your very own Hospital Scrubs and Patient Gowns so you can play Doctor at home!
Education (Discover University Expansion)
Shape tomorrow's minds with a career in Education. Thought, at times, challenging, there are few jobs quite as rewarding.
Administrator or Professor
Engineer (Discover University Expansion)
There are many problems in the world that require modern and creative solutions. Take your love of technology and pursue a career in engineering to solve the world's problems with computers and mechanical gadgetry!
Computer Engineer and Mechanical Engineer
You've wanted your name in the lights from the time you could spell it, maybe even before. Answer your calling and claim your fame as a professional entertainer, either making the audience laugh with you or melting their hearts with your melodies.
Musician and Comedian
Be your own boss! Set your own work schedule! Sounds good, right? If you're both self-disciplined and determined, a career as a freelancer may be the right path for you. Multiple trades available to work within; agencies are standing by to connect you with eager clients today!
Writer, Programmer, Artist
Gardener (Seasons Expansion)
You've always had a green thumb, but now you think you can earn some green with it. You'll start by doing a lot of planting and gardening, but keep at it, and you can find success in the science, or art, in doing so.
Botanist and Floral Designer
Lawyer (Discover University Expansion)
Sims who pursue a career in law are in a unique position to help others with their legal problems, champion causes, and further the public good (or not). That fancy paycheck doesn't hurt either!
Judge and Private Attorney
Military (Strangerville Expansion)
Physical fitness and discipline will be the keys to success in the Military career. Rising through the ranks will not come easy unless you can demonstrate your physical prowess as well as your ability to recruit and be a leader. Will you pursue the path of a Grand Marshal, or will you follow a more secretive path to uncover what others might be hiding?
Officer and Covert Operator
Create your own world with a few strokes of the brush! Make a place for yourself in the art world with hyper-real masterpieces or abstract works of unsettling beauty.
Master of the Real Branch and Patron of the Arts
Politician (City Living Expansion)
Join a life of public service! From protesting against the unjust, to gathering donations for good causes, or even collecting the occasional bribe as a "means to an end". Politics is always interesting.
Politician and Charity Organizer
Scientist (Get to Work Expansion)
Calling all brains! Are you the nerdy type who aspires to one day wear tin foil on your head and decorate your studio with huge bubbly tanks? A Scientist who proves they've got the gray matter to change the world as we know it can unlock new outfits like the UFO hunter or objects like a swanky Chemistry Lab for concocting new inventions and serums.
Social Media
What's trending? Where's the best food in town? Who's the most interesting celebrity? Start a career in Social Media to be the person that answers these questions for their followers. Blog and check-in at venues to keep followers coming back for more.
Internet Personality and Public Relations
Secret Agent
Live Life unnoticed as a covert operative. From infiltrating enemy headquarters to the art of interrogation, the more you learn, the less you'll be known.
Diamond Agent and Villain
Style Influencer
By identifying the right colors, the trendy patterns, the unseen ensemble pairings, and identifying the right person to act as a vehicle for such insight, the Style Influencer can twist the world towards a more cohesive end.
Stylist and Trend Setter
Tech Guru
Who needs college with programming skills like yours? Opportunity is out there, ripe for the picking, and you and your big brain are ready to pluck away.
eSport Gamer and Start Up Entrepreneur
Get paid to express your ideas with beautiful turns of phrase, and words--wonderful words!
Author Branch and Journalist Branch

This covers the careers that you can choose from the game. Take note that there are more things in-depth for each career so we’ll do our best to provide each career options in detail through their respective pages. We hope that you’ll be able provide your Sims with good careers that will help them with their daily lives!

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