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Careers in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Careers

There are some exciting careers in The Sims 4. I made a list with all of them. Your adult Sims can choose between an Astronaut, a Criminal, a Secret Agent, a Tech Guru, an Entertainer, a Painter, a Writer, an Athlete, a Business man/woman or Culinary. The teenagers can choose between a Babysitter, a Barista, a Fast Food Employee, a Retail Employee or a Manual Laborer. These careers will all be in The Sims 4 base game. You will be able to earn in-game achievements with these careers. If you want to get promoted really fast there are cheat codes available to get to the top of the career path.

Careers for adults in The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Astronaut Career

Astronaut Career

Who doesn’t dream of going to space? Become an astronaut and the galaxy will be your playground.

Branches: Space Ranger and Interstellar Smuggler

» Visit the Astronaut Career Guide
The Sims 4 Athlete Career

Athlete Career

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.

Branches: Professional Athlete and Bodybuilder

» Visit the Athlete Career Guide
The Sims 4 Business Career

Business Career

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!

Branches: Management and Investor

» Visit the Business Career Guide
The Sims 4 Criminal Career

Criminal Career

Not every Sim wants to play by the rules. You can make tons of Simoleons and have fun, too, as an outlaw.

Branches: Boss and Oracle

» Visit the Criminal Career Guide
The Sims 4 Culinary Career

Culinary Career

Anyone can make dinner of mix a drink at home. The Culinary career is for those who want to take it to another level and make money doing it.

Career Branches: Chef and Mixologist

» Visit the Culinary Career Guide
The Sims 4 Entertainer Career

Entertainer Career

You’ve wanted your name in lights from the time you could spell it, maybe even before. Answer your calling and claim your fame as a professional entertainer, eighter making the audience laugh with you or melting their hearts with your melodies.

Branches: Musician and Comedian

» Visit the Entertainer Career Guide
The Sims 4 Painter Career

Painter Career

Create your own world with a few strokes of a brush! Make a place for yourself in the art world with hyperreal masterpieces or abstract works of unsettling beauty.

Branches: Master of the Real and Patron of the Arts

» Visit the Painter Career Guide
The Sims 4 Secret Agent Career

Secret Agent Career

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.

Branches: Diamond Agent and Villain
The Sims 4 Tech Guru Career

Tech Guru Career

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.

Branches: eSport Gamer and Start Up Entrepreneur

» Visit the Tech Guru Career Guide
The Sims 4 Writer Career

Writer Career

Get paid to express your ideas with beautiful turns of phrase, and words–wonderful words!

Branches: Author and Journalist

Active Careers for adults in The Sims 4 (The Sims 4 Get to Work)

These careers are only available with The Sims 4 Get To Work Expansion Pack.
The Sims 4 Doctor Career

Doctor Career

Just another day at the hospital for Sim doctors! Players can gain experience and strive to become the best doctor in town. Sims in the doctor career start off as Medical Interns but with a little hard work and experience they can eventually perform surgeries as seasoned doctors!

» Visit the Doctor Career Guide
The Sims 4 Detective Career

Detective Career

Detectives aren’t pencil pushers stuck behind a desk - they have different locations they frequently work in: Police Station, at Crime Scenes, and they can be found patrolling the streets.

» Visit the Detective Career Guide
The Sims 4 Scientist Career

Scientist Career

As a scientist, your Sim will want to invent new technology. In order to create new inventions, they must do research. Scientists love to experiment! Who knows where these crazy creations can lead? Mind control Sims, Transform Objects, or maybe even ALIENS!

» Visit the Scientist Career Guide

Careers for teens in The Sims 4

Teen Career Babysitter


Get paid to play with kids and keep them safe and all that. You get to be in charge…
Teen Career Barista


If you love hanging out at the coffee house and already know all the fancy drink names, why not get paid for it?
Teen Career Fast Food Employee

Fast Food Employee

Earn a little spending money serving food to people you know. And wiping up after them, for a while.
Teen Career Manual Laborer

Manual Laborer

You’re young and healthy, so get paid by people who aren’t. From mowing lawns to operating bug machines, your muscle is where the money is.
Teen Career Retail Employee

Retail Employee

Set your sights on the future by launching your career in sales. From creating displays to disarming customers, you’re on your way to perks, discounts and sweet Simoleons.

Career Achievements

Reach the top of the Careers to complete these Achievements.
Are You Entertained?

Are You Entertained?

Have a Sim reach max level in the Entertainer career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
Captain of Industry

Captain of Industry

Have a Sim reach the max level in the Business career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
Flying Colors

Flying Colors

Have a Sim reach max level in the Painter career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
I, Spy

I, Spy

Have a Sim reach max level in the Secret Agent career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
Knack of All Trades

Knack of All Trades

Reach max level in every career in The Sims 4.
100The Sims 4 Base Game
Startup Upstart

Startup Upstart

Have a Sim reach max level in the Tech Guru career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
Stellar Work

Stellar Work

Have a Sim reach max level in the Astronaut career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
Suave Criminal

Suave Criminal

Have a Sim reach max level in the Criminal career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
The Pen is Mightier

The Pen is Mightier

Have a Sim reach max level in the Writer career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
Up a Notch

Up a Notch

Have a Sim reach max level in the Culinary Career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
World Competitor

World Competitor

Have a Sim reach max level in the Athletic career.
50The Sims 4 Base Game
Clued In

Clued In

Have a Sim reach max level in the Detective career.
50The Sims 4 Get to Work
Patients are a Virtue

Patients Are a Virtue

Have a Sim reach max level in the Doctor career.
50The Sims 4 Get to Work
Down to a Science

Down to a Science

Have a Sim reach max level in the Scientist career.
50The Sims 4 Get to Work
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  1. I know this game just came out and all, but come on? Some people don’t want these crazy jobs. I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, and any opportunity in Sims before I would be a teacher. The fact that the jobs are just so out there and yet I’m unable to even be a teacher? I can be a secret agent, an astronaut, and even a high-class criminal, yet I can’t sit in front of kids and teach ABC’s? sorta disappointing….

  2. I like how the careers branch. It’s a really nice touch. I just wish there was a bit more variety. No medicine, politics, education, or public safety jobs? What’s up with that?

    1. I’m hoping there will be more jobs in the expansions, they did that with The Sims 3. I would love to see some ‘normal’ jobs like teachers. I definitely like the jobs for teenagers now.

  3. No science, business, architecture (just adding my old favorites to everyone else’s complaints)! But of course they would hold back and charge us for the expansions to get back all the cool jobs.

    1. The Sims Team is adding more careers in December free of charge as an update. I don’t know what the new careers are going to be.

  4. Hey, Someone! Get your sim a computer and then click career (this will only come up when you have a job) and then click Quit Job! Simple, If you ask me.

  5. Will get to work, or any future expansion include the teaching profession? I’d like that, considering that’s the field i’m getting into myself.

  6. a teacher playable career pls with option to choose to teach in basic school or highschool oh my it’s my dream to follow with my sim to job as teacher pls someone do this mod

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