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A list of career tracks in The Sims series.

Career tracks table

Career The Sims The Sims 2[1] The Sims 3 The Sims 4
Careers, professions, and self-employments
Acrobat TS3ST Icon
Adventurer The Sims 2 Seasons Icon
Alchemist TS3SN Icon
Angler TS3A Icon
Animal Care The Sims Unleashed
Architecture The Sims 2 FreeTime Icon TS3A Icon
Art Appraiser TS3UL Icon
Artist The Sims 2 University Icon
Astronaut TS4 Icon
Astronomer TS3ITF Icon
Athletic The Sims Icon The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon TS4 Icon
Band TS3LN Icon
Bot Arena TS3ITF Icon
Bot Builder TS3ITF Icon
Business The Sims Icon The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon TS4 Icon
Circus The Sims Unleashed
Crafter TSCS Icon
Criminal The Sims Icon The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon TS4 Icon
Critic TS4 City Living Icon
Culinary The Sims Unleashed The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon TS4 Icon
Dance The Sims 2 FreeTime Icon
Daycare TS3G Icon
Education The Sims Unleashed The Sims 2 Seasons Icon TS3A Icon
Entertainment The Sims Icon The Sims 2 FreeTime Icon TSLS Icon TS4 Icon
Fame The Sims Superstar The Sims 2 University Icon
Fashion The Sims Unleashed TS3A Icon
Film TS3LN Icon
Firefighter TS3A Icon
Fortune Teller TS3SN Icon
Game Development TSLS Icon TS3UL Icon
Gamer The Sims 2 Seasons Icon
Gardener TS3A Icon
Gatherer TSCS Icon
Ghost Hunter TS3A Icon
Hacker The Sims Livin' Large
Horseman TS3P Icon
Hunter TSCS Icon
Intelligence The Sims 2 FreeTime Icon
Inventor TS3A Icon
Investigator TS3A Icon
Journalism The Sims Livin' Large The Sims 2 Seasons Icon TS3 Icon
Law The Sims 2 Seasons Icon
Law Enforcement The Sims Icon The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon TS4GTW Icon
Lifeguard TS3IP Icon
Magician TS3ST Icon
Medicine The Sims Icon The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon TS4GTW Icon
Military The Sims Icon The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon
Music The Sims Livin' Large The Sims 2 Seasons Icon TS3 Icon
Natural Scientist The Sims 2 University Icon
Nectar Maker TS3WA Icon
Oceanography The Sims 2 FreeTime Icon
Painter TS3A Icon TS4 Icon
Paranormal The Sims Livin' Large The Sims 2 University Icon
Photographer TS3WA Icon
Politics The Sims Icon The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon TS4 City Living Icon
Science The Sims Icon The Sims 2 Icon TS3 Icon TS4GTW Icon
Scuba Diver TS3IP Icon
Sculptor TS3A Icon
Secret Agent TS4 Icon
Singer TS3ST Icon
Slacker The Sims Livin' Large The Sims 2 Icon
Social Media TS4 City Living Icon
Sports Agent TS3UL Icon
Tech Guru TS4 Icon
Writer TS3A Icon TS4 Icon
Xtreme The Sims Icon
Part-time jobs
Alien Test Subject TS3S Icon
Babysitter TS4 Icon
Barista TS4 Icon
Bookstore Clerk TS3 Icon
Fast Food Employee TS4 Icon
Film TS3LN Icon
Grocery Store Clerk TS3 Icon
Manual Laborer TS4 Icon
Mausoleum Clerk TS3 Icon
Receptionist TS3 Icon
Retail Employee TS4 Icon
Spa Specialist TS3 Icon
Pet careers
Security The Sims 2 Pets Icon
Service The Sims 2 Pets Icon
Showbiz The Sims 2 Pets Icon
  1. Also includes careers in The Sims Stories series - The Sims Life Stories, The Sims Pet Stories and The Sims Castaway Stories.

The Sims

TS1 Careers Loop

In The Sims, a Sim at the top of a career track will eventually get moved to another.

The Sims base game careers

Livin' Large careers

Unleashed careers

Superstar careers

The Sims Bustin' Out

The Sims Bustin' Out for console careers

The Sims Bustin' Out for console free play careers

The Sims Bustin' Out for handheld careers

  • Mower Madness
  • Smoothie Slider
  • Powerlifter
  • Bait Flinger
  • Jam Session
  • Pizza Pandemonium
  • Cliff Diver X
  • Petri Dish

The Sims 2

The Sims 2 base game careers

University careers

Pets careers (for pets)

Seasons careers

FreeTime careers

The Sims Stories

The Sims Life Stories

The Sims Castaway Stories

The Sims 2 console

The Sims 2 for console careers

The Sims 2 Pets for console careers

  • Business
  • Clothes Manager[confirmation needed]
  • Education
  • Government
  • Law Enforcement
  • Park and Recreation
  • Science

The Sims 3

The Sims 3 base game careers

Ambitions careers

Late Night careers

  • Film - Acting branch
  • Film - Directing branch

Generations careers

Showtime careers

Supernatural careers

University Life careers

All new careers are connected to the new social groups:

Island Paradise careers

Into the Future careers

Part-time jobs

  • Alien Test Subject
  • Bookstore Clerk
  • Film
  • Grocery Store Clerk
  • Mausoleum Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Spa Specialist

Self-employed careers

  • Alchemist
  • Angler
  • Band
  • Bot Builder
  • Gardener
  • Horseman
  • Inventor
  • Nectar Maker
  • Painter
  • Photographer
  • Scuba Diver
  • Sculptor
  • Writer

The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Base Game Careers

Each career track introduced in The Sims 4 base game has two branches.

  • Astronaut
    • Space Ranger Branch
    • Interstellar Smuggler Branch
  • Athlete
    • Professional Athlete Branch
    • Bodybuilder Branch
  • Business
    • Management Branch
    • Investor Branch
  • Criminal
    • Boss Branch
    • Oracle Branch
  • Culinary
    • Chef Branch
    • Mixologist Branch
  • Entertainer
    • Musician Branch
    • Comedian Branch
  • Painter
    • Master of the Real Branch
    • Patron of the Arts Branch
  • Secret Agent
    • Diamond Agent Branch
    • Villain Branch
  • Tech Guru
    • eSport Gamer Branch
    • Start-up Entrepreneur Branch
  • Writer
    • Author Branch
    • Journalist Branch

Get to Work Careers

City Living Careers

Each career track introduced in The Sims 4: City Living has two branches.

  • Critic
    • Arts Critic Branch
    • Food Critic Branch
  • Politician
    • Politician Branch
    • Charity Organizer Branch
  • Social Media
    • Internet Personality Branch
    • Public Relations Branch

Part-Time Jobs

Teens can take a part-time job in addition to attending high-school.

The Sims Online

Restaurant

In this job, Sims go to work at a restaurant (different restaurant at higher levels in their career) and would take NPC's orders, place them in the ticket machine, and bring them their food when it was finished.

Robot Factory

In this job, Sims would have to operate and maintain machines in a factory to produce robots. Players were paid for every robot made.

Night Club

In this job, Sims would go to the club into the workers door and either work DJ or Dancer. They would be in competition with three other DJ/Dancer teams to get the most NPC guests in their area.

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