[Top 15] The Sims 4 Best Career Mods

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Career mods are a great addition to your game when you are bored of the jobs already in game or add to your story line. While the game offers quite a few routes to go through, it is lacking in a few ways. These mods below add to the careers that are already in game or add even more career options for your sims. 

  • Adds more gameplay options like working multiple jobs
  • More career choices for your adult sims
  • Adds more depth to gameplay with what your sim is choosing to do with their life.

1. Live in business

Girl boss vibes

Live in business is one that I was excited to find as it lets you work from home. I enjoy having my sims create and sell items, but always annoyed with having to buy another lot just to sell my items as a business (unless I want to sell with the yard sale table) The plopsy option can also take time and you have to relist often, making it a bit harder to make a living that way. This mod allows you to make and sell items from the lot/home that you already live in making gameplay more realistic and entertaining. 

Live in Business key features:

  • Gives you more options on how to lock doors to keep customers out of your living space. 
  • Gives options to open and close the business in the home. 
  • Adds business lot traits 
  • Spawns NPCs on your home lot when you open for business. 
  • Offers live in Cafe, bar, club, daycare, gym, pet daycare and more. 
  • Can have a live store. You can click on objects to sell. 

Link: https://www.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/live-in-business

2. Teen Jobs

If you can work you can pay bills. 

When playing as a teen sim you sometimes want your sim to explore their life to figure out what they want to be when they are older. With this mod you have more options of jobs that your teen sim can do part time. It makes having more than one teen sim less “copy and paste” feeling as they can do much more after school. Teens are often exploring who they are as a person, which they can now do with more options for work. 

Teen jobs key features

  • Added 10 more career choices for teens
  • Includes jobs like Gardner, dog walker, camp counselor and more.

Link: https://www.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/teen-jobs-collection

3. Unlimited Jobs

Keeping up with inflation.

Another one of my pet peeves is not being able to do multiple jobs like working part time and freelancing. With this mod you are able to work multiple jobs regardless of the time of work. You can choose between full time or part time jobs and freelancing. It can make gameplay a bit more entertaining having to juggle between jobs and trying to keep your sim alive. 

Unlimited jobs key features:

  • Allows your sim to work more than one job including freelancing
  • Selecting a new freelancing trade will add another trade instead of replacing one.
  • You can work jobs with overlapping times. 

Link: https://www.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/unlimited-jobs

4. Simstagram Influencer Career

Keeping up with the modern times. 

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

This is more of a realistic job I feel that a lot of people would enjoy. Being an influencer is something that has really popped up in the past 10 years and become a way to make a living. It has gone from a job to a career for a lot. Being able to live this out in game is a perk that other simmers can enjoy. 

Simstagram key features:

  • Includes a new career as a simstagram influencer.
  • Has 10 levels in career
  • Need the skills charisma, fame and photography skills.
  • Can jump levels with a degree in communications. 
  • Has work tasks to do before work, and at work from home tasks. 

Link: https://legacy.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/simstagram-influencer-career

5. Music Artist Career

Listen to this sick track I just made

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

Another career that is more with what is an available job in modern times, this music artist career adds a route for the musically talented sims. There aren’t a lot of other options in game for sims who play an instrument or sing, and this really adds another way for your sims to utilize that skill. This also adds another creative route for sims who don’t want to make something or be an artist, but still want to be creative. 


  • Includes music artists as a career
  • Has three different daily tasks outside of work
  • Includes one daily work from home task option. 

Link: https://legacy.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/music-artist-career

6. Maid

You can be one of those deep cleaning vloggers. 

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

You can hire a maid in game, so why not work as one? Maid services are really a perk and being able to work as a maid really brings together other features of the game. I always thought it was odd to have these services but not being able to also work with that service yourself. 


  • Adds the career maid
  • Has one work from home option of cleaning. 

Link: https://legacy.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/maid-career-no-promotion

7. Pastor

You can praise whatever you believe in. 

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

While I am not religious myself I know that there are other simmers who may be. This is just another way to add more depth to the game if wanted. It could also be a perk for story lines, especially when it comes to vampires. 

Pastor key features:

  • Adds pastor as a career
  • Has three promotional tasks
  • Added one work from home task.

Link: https://legacy.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/pastor-career

8. Farmer

Cow poopies need to be cleaned.

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

*also requires farmer trait mod : https://kiarasims4mods.net/traits/lifestyle/

You can have a farm, but you don’t work as a farmer. And where I live you can also work on a farm as a farm hand or helping out the farmer who owns the land working for the world Henford-on-Bagley. This is something I thought would be a great perk depending on which world you live in. It could really add to more story lines in the game. 

Farmer features:

  • Includes several work from home tasks in order to be promoted
  • Utilizes gardening and animals in game 


9. Forensic Scientist

Dun dun...duuun dun dun dun duuuuun

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

*Also requires work interactions mod https://kiarasims4mods.net/work-interactions-piemenu/

Just another great route if you don’t want to work as a police officer or as a scientist, but want the best of both worlds. This mod adds a career analyzing crime scenes as a crime scene investigator. This mod takes me back to the 2000s when crime scene shows were all the rage. If you're a millennial like me who lived off of these shows, you can have your sims living it also. 

Forensic Scientist features:

  • Adds Forensic Scientist as a career
  • Includes work from home tasks
  • Adds a new interaction
  • Has seven work from home tasks
  • Includes three promotional tasks
  • Can utilize a degree in psychology to jump career levels. 
  • Utilizes logic and photography skills. 


10. Rancher

Get paid to be the horse girl

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

On the same theme of becoming a farmer, you can also become a rancher with this mod. It gives you an option to work as a rancher instead of just owning a ranch. This is a way to earn more simoleons instead of having to buy several goats or sheep or learning to make nectar. 

Rancher features:

  • Your sim can host ranch gathering as a promotional task
  • Has three work from home tasks
  • Includes three work from home tasks, but several times (like watering plants 10 times).

Link: https://legacy.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/rancher-career

11. Resturant waiter

Get yelled at and not make enough money

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

If you want to work in a restaurant but not own one, then this mod is perfect. A lot of people start out working in a restaurant and others make a career out of it in the real world. This mod allows your sims to do the same in game. 

Waiter features:

  • Includes waiter as a career option
  • Utilizes charisma skill as a work from home task


12. Wildlife biologist

I just really wanted to pet the sloth.

*Need the XLM mod linked below*

*also requires snowy escape expansion pack*

Wildlife Biologist is a great career to add to the eco lifestyle. You can work as a biologist that focuses on wildlife and study animals and their ecosystems. I love having more options with each lifestyle to give every sim giving them more of a personality and variety among sims. 

Wildlife Features:

  • Adds wildlife biologist as a career
  • Has three work from home task options. 

Link: https://legacy.curseforge.com/sims4/mods/wildlife-biologist-career

13. Oceanographer

Dolphins absolutly terrify me.

I feel that this is an expansion of the wildlife biologist bringing it Sulani with an oceanographer. This mod lets you have a career with ocean life, taking care of fish and cleaning tanks. You can enjoy working “outside”, adapting to more sims personalities. This career was from the sims 2 bringing previous aspects of the game to the sims 4. 

Oceanographer features:

  • Includes career level objects
  • Utilizes skills already in game, like handiness and logic. 

Link: https://modthesims.info/d/614525/oceanography-career-updated-for-island-island.html

14. Barista (work from home)

It's like liquid drugs. But legal, and not as addicting. 

A great career for those who want a job while not having to focus a lot on building a lot of skills. I can see creating works of art on the side and then going to work in a fast paced job like a Barista. Simmers who enjoy story lines and character development of their sims would enjoy having a mod like this in game. 

Barista features:

  • Barista career has several levels
  • Has career level objects to complete
  • Can work as a barista from home
  • Also includes events that your sim can complete in your home or other venues. 

Link: https://modthesims.info/d/644745/barista-career-rubi-s-quot-work-from-home-quot-career-mods.html

15. Veterinary Technician Career

We love every single pet that comes through. 

*requires the cats and dogs expansion pack*

Like becoming a waitress, some sims want to work in a field but not own the business. This mod lets you become a veterinarian without having to purchase the lot and create the business on their own. Great for sims and simmers who love animals.

Veterinarian features:

  • Includes vet focused interactions like study vet med.
  • Adds Veterinarian as a career
  • Includes four career specialties that you can choose from.
  • Utilizes the pet training skill.

Link: https://www.itskatatomods.com/post/veterinary-technician-career

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