Jobs for Characters

jobs for characters

We give the characters in our stories thoughts and words and a personality, but why not give them a job too? Of course the job your character does can say something about them too, but it can also open your plot up for some interesting twists and turns, and interactions with others on the work floor.

Below you will find a list with jobs for different genres, different time settings… from silversmith to pilot, from witch to pastor. So, how does your character earn a living?

Academic Fletcher Prime minister
Accountant Flight attendant Printer
Adventurer Florist Prison guard
Airplane mechanic Footman Prisoner
Animal trainer Foster parent Professor of economics
Apartment maintenance Game creator Professor of history
Archer Gardener Professor of science
Architect Geologist Proof reader
Armourer Gladiator Prophet
Artist Glazier Prostitute
Assassin Goldsmith Psychologist
Attorney Graphic designer Publisher
Au pair Hairdresser Rope maker
Baker Hatter Royal adviser
Ballet dancer Healer Royal companion
Banker Historian Saddler
Barber Hitman Sailor
Barkeeper Homeopath Salesman
Barista Housekeeper School secretary
Blacksmith Interior designer Sculptor
Bladesmith Inventor Security officer
Bodyguard Jester/Fool Servant
Bookbinder Jeweler Shipwright
Bounty hunter Journalist Shoemaker
Brewer Knight Shop owner
Bus driver Lady’s maid Silversmith
Butcher Lap dancer Slave
Cake decorator Librarian Slave trader
Carpenter Life guard Smuggler
Carriage driver Locksmith Social worker
Cartoonist Logger Songwriter
Chariot racer Manager Spy
Cheese maker Mapmaker Stable hand
Chemical scientist Master of ceremonies Stonemason
Chimney sweeper Mayor Surgeon
City guard Mechanic Sweet maker
Cleaner Merchant Tailor
Clerk Microbiologist Tanner
Cook Midwife Tattoo artist
Cooper Military adviser Taxi driver
Copywriter Minstrel Taxman
Dental assistent Model Teacher
Dentist Morgue attendant Thatcher
Detective Nail stylist Thief
Diplomat Nanny Toilet attendant
Disc jockey Nun Tour guide
Dishwasher Nurse Toy maker
Doctor Painter Train driver
Doctor’s assistant Papermaker Translator
Dressmaker Pastor Trapper
Driving instructor Peasant Truck driver
Dyer Pharmacist Tutor
Editor Photographer Undertaker
Electrician Piercer Waiter/Waitress
Executive secretary Pilot Weapons instructor
Explorer Pirate Weaver
Exterminator Plumber Wheelwright
Farmer Police officer Wise-woman
Firefighter Potioneer (making potions) Witch/Wizard
Fisherman Potter Yoga instructor

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