All Careers and Professions in The Sims 4

From conservationism to freelance writing, the career options in The Sims 4 have something for everyone!

EA's The Sims 4 is a game where you can quite literally make any of your dreams come true, well, your sim's dreams that is. Since its release in 2014 more and more careers paths have been added to the game, from the out of this world extraordinary, to the close to home jobs that we see popping up in the current day, such as influencers. Your sims can take part in just about everything that you can in the real world, and more!

All Careers and Professions in The Sims 4

Extra jobs and career modes are added in with new Downloadable Content (DLC) and add-on packs, which EA calls Expansion Packs and Game Packs.

When you purchase these extra pieces of content for the game you not only open up new worlds to visit and live in, but also new avenues for career progression. Bored of being a culinary master? Get the Get Famous pack and become an actor! No longer finding muses for your paintings? Become a detective with the Get to Work add-on!

So, just how many professions are currently available in the Simverse? A grand total of 27 with sub-categories within some of the jobs, as well as eight part-time job options as well.

Related: How Many Sims Can be in a Household in The Sims 4?

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Without further ado, here is the complete up-to-date list of jobs and careers available currently in the base game and the add-on packs.

Base Game Professions:

Astronaut (comes with the Space Ranger Branch and the Interstellar Smuggler Branch).

Athlete (comes with the Professional Athlete Branch and the Bodybuilder Branch).

Business (comes with the Management Branch and the Investor Branch).

Criminal (comes with the Boss Branch and the Oracle Branch).

Culinary (comes with the Chef Branch and the Mixologist Branch).

Entertainer (comes with the Musician Branch and the Comedian Branch).

Freelancer (comes with the Digital Artist Branch, Programmer Branch, Writer Branch, Fashion Photographer Branch, Crafter Branch and the Paranormal Investigator Branch).

Painter (comes with the Master of the Real Branch and the Patron of the Arts Branch).

Secret Agent (comes with the Diamond Agent Branch and the Villain Branch).

Style Influencer (comes with the Trendsetter Branch and the Stylist Branch).

Tech Guru (comes with the eSport Gamer branch and the Start-up Entrepreneur Branch).

Writer (comes with the Author Branch and the Journalist Branch).

City Living Professions:

Critic (comes with the Arts Critic Branch and the Food Critic Branch).

Politician (comes with the Politician Branch and the Charity Organizer Branch).

Social Media (comes with the Internet Personality Branch and the Public Relations Branch).

Discover University Professions:

Education (comes with the Administrator Branch and the Professor Branch).

Engineer (comes with the Computer Engineer Branch and the Mechanical Engineer Branch).

Law (comes with the Judge branch and Private Attorney Branch).

Eco Lifestyle Professions:

Civil Designer (comes with the Civic Planner Branch and the Green Technician Branch).

Get Famous Professions:


Get To Work Professions:




Island Living Professions:

Conservationist (comes with the Environmental Manager Branch and the Marine Biologist Branch).

Seasons Professions:

Gardener (comes with the Botanist Branch and the Floral Designer Branch).

Snowy Escape Professions:

Salaryperson (comes with the Expert Branch and Supervisor Branch).

StrangerVille Professions:

Military (comes with the Covert Operator Branch and the Officer Branch).

Related: The Sims 4 StrangerVille Cheats List – Military Career Promotions, Virus Removal

Part-time Jobs

Base Game:



Fast Food Employee

Manual Laborer

Retail Employee

Island Living:




Afterschool Activities



Get Famous:

Drama Club

Discover University:

eSports Competitor

Soccer Team Player

This extensive list of jobs and activities will be sure to have you and your sims busy for hours on end, with each path having career goals and milestones it's challenging and fun to get through as many as you can! Without cheats of course...

Whilst you're building up your sim's career goals, why not take a look at how to change and remove a trait in The Sims 4?

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About the Author

Hi there! I'm Hannah and I am a guide and news journalist for PGG. My gaming adventures started back in '98 and I have been an avid gamer ever since. You will usually find me playing the likes of The Last of Us, Days Gone (I like zombies), the GTA Series and The Sims to name a few!

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