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Sims 4 has the best career paths of all the Sims games.
It’s one of those things that EA has truly perfected throughout the years, and the many modern careers are a big draw for this newest installment.
However you can never really have enough careers in a Sims game.
People who like to start many different saves often like to have their sims follow different career paths, and there comes a point where you’ll run out of new careers to try (or you’ll simply find many of them not as interesting as others).
And that’s why we have mods mods to keep the game interesting.
After scouring the web I’ve put together this post of all the best career mods that you can download right now.
There are hundreds of career mods for the game, but many of them are bland and not truly well developed.
But worry not–I’ve filtered all the low-effort mods to present only the best ones to save you the time and trouble of searching around. Have a peek and see what grabs your interest.
Working in retail is one of the most underrated careers in the world.
The hours are long, the work is hard, and customers can be quite a pain to deal with.
There’s no reason why a virtual human wouldn’t love this career, though!
And with this mod you can have your sim work the life of a retail salesperson by working their people skills to net profits for the store.
This rabbit hole career will let your sim live the same experience as many people have to live in real life. There’s nothing more realistic than having a young adult work in retail to try living on their own.
The modern world at its finest, am I right?
19. Animal Care
Is your sim an animal lover?
Well this mod will allow your sim to care for animals all around the world, helping protect endangered species and being one with nature by helping wildlife survive.
With the animal care career add-on you will become the protector of nature that you might be dreaming of becoming in real life.
After all, there’s no better way to earn a living than by helping others – nature needs our help!
Spielberg, Tarantino, watch out.
With the filmmaker career you will be able to become the most famous movie director in the entire world(well, the Sims world).
Have your sim grow from an amateur filmmaker to one of the world’s leading directors.
This career has many riches waiting for you. And with very creative branches and descriptions for each level, work has definitely been put into making this one of the best deeper careers in the entire Sims 4 modding community.
What films will your sim make? Are you going to be a science fiction director, or more of a rom-com movie maker? Movie magic is in your hands.
17. Ultimate Educator
Being an educator is one of the noblest yet underpaid professions in the entire world.
Thankfully this mod doesn’t let a teacher’s wages fall below the average earnings of a regular sim, and there are many branches to choose from too.
You can even reach a high level in the academy branch and have them become the director of a university. How cool!
If you want your sim to become a teacher then go straight ahead and download this mod. You won’t be disappointed with what this career path offers.
16. Makeup Artist
Being a makeup artist is probably the dream of many girls around the world.
But becoming one isn’t an easy as it seems – even if the talent is there.
This mod allows any sim to become a makeup artist with enough time.
But beware – the road to the top is full of challenges and becoming the best makeup artist won’t be easy. You know how gossipy those salons can be.
15. Fitness Instructor
The fitness life is not for everyone.
But there’s not really a clear way to choose it in the Sims 4 unless you go with the bodybuilder aspiration.
With the fitness instructor career, your sim works to help others become the fitness monsters that they wanna be. It’s inspiring and educational, and might even help you get in the gym a bit more.
Spread the words of health and teach others how to follow the footsteps of your sim’s healthy lifestyle.
It doesn’t matter whether your sim is male or female; models are always wanted by companies if they’re good enough.
With this mod you can have your sim pretty easily become a paid model. If only it was this easy in real life…
Be aware that you’ll need to remain in the most pristine physical shape if you want to succeed in this career, and doing so won’t be as easy as it sounds.
Stay away from junk food, make sure you lift weights, do runs, and get enough sleep. Making money with your beauty is possible if you stay on top of it.
13. Game Dev
Developing video games has to be one of the most sought-after careers in the modern world.
However not many people get into it because you need to have a lot of programming knowledge if you wish to succeed. Even then, creativity plays a huge part in your success as a game developer. After all, not everyone can create the next Sims franchise!
But if you want your virtual friend to help you feel what it’s like to work in the gaming industry you can try out this mod and have your sim develop games for the world’s most famous companies.
Simply download the mod and apply for the initial role to move into a Game Dev career path. Also this is a bit meta so it’s really quite entertaining.
Being a therapist might not be everyone’s dream career.
Yet those who do manage to chase this path often help others far beyond their wildest of dreams.
It’s a tough job and it requires a lot of mental strength, but if you think that your sim is up for it then go ahead and take them through this mod.
The later stages of this career allow your sim to make quite a significant amount of money, so the hard work will eventually pay off.
I’ve added the mortician career mod amongst the best career mods in the Sims 4 because it’s so unique and probably unthinkable to become a mortician in such a fun game.
I mean, we know EA/Maxis would never add this. So I’m really happy with this mod’s ingenuity.
Experience the grim side of life in The Sims 4 by taking care of the deceased. This forces your sim work closely with the dead and helping to send them on their way to a better life on the other side.
The ocean. The strangest place that the Earth has to offer, and same goes for our friendly sims fellows too.
We’ve managed to discover some of its mysteries with the latest Island Living expansion pack, but there are still many things that lie at the bottom of the ocean waiting to be discovered.
Well now you can have your sim study the oceanic landscape and become a prolific scientist with this free oceanography career mod!
This is one those careers that you probably didn’t know you wanted in the game until you saw it. And while it hasn’t appeared much in older titles, now you have the chance to try it out.
The strain of being a psychologist takes a toll on most sims. And it’s only natural for them to come home feeling tense(basically a therapist with a doctorate).
Apart from the satisfaction that it provides to help others, being a top-rated psychologist in the world of Sims 4 can see you rack up those stacks of simoleons quite fast.
You get to help people and become wealthy doing it. What more do you need?
8. Medical (4 Branches)
Let’s face it: being a doctor in the Sims has never really felt quite right.
Options don’t seem as aplenty, and there’s just something that feels to be lacking.
Sure, the Get to Work expansion did wonders to the scientific career. But medicine has always been a weak spot in the Sims.
Even though this mod only adds one deep career path, there are 4 branches that you can choose to follow as a doctor with this mod.
These 4 specialties are dermatologist, cardiologist, plastic surgeon, or a pediatrician. Some pretty varied options that I think add a lot of creativity into the mix.
7. Animal Rescuer
There are so many innocent animals that don’t have a future because they either get abandoned by their owners or left behind by their parents.
Not to mention some terrible living conditions that animals need to be saved from. Even virtual animals.
With this mod your sim can help out those animals in need and work for the biggest shelter in the city.
Pay the bills all while making the world a better place for our lovable pets.
Caring for a child is not a job everyone can handle.
Many people, in fact, are not fond of children at all.
If your sim loves to spend their time caring for the needs of children then you should consider making them follow the daycare worker career path.
You’ll be caring for the next generation’s best & brightest so make sure you’re up to the task.
Being a musician is incredibly fun. Getting on stage, touring, what’s not to love?
That said… why is there a singing skill if your sim can’t become a singer?! It makes no sense!
This mod fixes that – and boy does it make the game feel far more complete.
With a singer career you can live the dream of becoming the next big thing in the musical world without having to pick up a guitar to do it – although that would definitely help so don’t shy away from the instruments.
4. Real Estate
Working in real estate is for sure a great way to earn.
It may not be your childhood dream but it’s certainly a mature career choice.
Sims cannot really get into the business of selling properties in the vanilla game, but with this mod you can have your sim sign up for the real estate career and have them become experts in the selling game.
And if you do good work you’ll see plenty of bonuses.
3. Rocket Scientist
You can actually be a rocket scientist in The Sims 4, but there’s no career for it!
With the skill of rocket science already implemented in the game, becoming a rocket scientist just makes sense. Special thanks for this mod because it also adds a sense of completion to the game.
You can now have your sim walk the career path of one of the most difficult scientific careers on Earth – and take it all the way to outer space as you advance in ranks!
Rocket scientists are very well paid and respected too.
If you think your sim has what it takes to become a respected rocket scientist then go ahead and pick up this job. Rewards are aplenty at the latter stages of this career.
2. Social Services
Irresponsible simmers have probably felt the wrath of social service workers many times in their life as Sims players.
With this mod you’ll be able to have your sim work for them!
It’s still a rabbit hole career but there’s nothing quite as fun as seeing your sim work for a company that so many sim parents despise.
In any case, working for Social Services is nothing but an honorable profession. Help protect children from awful parents and shine as a state worker with this career mod.
Sure, the filming station might help you become a famous vlogger in The Sims 4.
But with this mod you’ll be able to actually become a famous YouTuber and watch your career propel you all the way into internet stardom!
We’ve all dreamt of becoming a YouTuber one day, or if we haven’t then we can at least admit it’s a cool way to make money. Well now your sim can actually do it with this incredibly modern and creative mod.
No matter what mod you choose just remember the Sims is all about variety and having fun. Maybe download a few, try them all out, and let us know what your favorites are.