I get asked a lot which career at the highest level will earn sims the most money and XPs, in the table below I have put the amount they earn each time they complete a shift at the highest level in each career:
|Artist||7 hours||Level 5||1,260||1,740|
|Athlete||6 hours||Level 5||1,800||1,600|
|Filmmaker*||8 hours||Level 6||1,890||1,320|
|Level 10 (specialised)||2,100||2,040|
|Firefighter||9 hours||Level 5||1,500||1,500|
|Medical Staff*||12 hours||Level 6||1,890||1320|
|Level 10 (specialised)||2,100||1,920|
|Musician||7 hours||Level 5||1,750||1,250|
|Police*||8 hours||Level 6||1,640||1,200|
|Level 10 (specialised)||2,020||1,920|
|Politician||7 hours||Level 5||1,220||1,780|
|Real Estate Agent||Levels 1-3= 7 hours
Levels 4-5= 5 hours
|Scientist||8 hours||Level 5||1,400||1,560|
|Teacher||Levels 1-3= 7 hours
Levels 4-5= 5 hours
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In this post I show you how to get a job, send your sims to work and how to quit a job. You can find information on each career on this page
Getting a Job
Working is a great way to make money, to get a job you need to find the occupations tab (previously called the careers and education tab) which is the first one on the sim information panel.
Next to your sims picture it should say unemployed, click on the blue suitcase:
You will then open up the list of careers, as you unlock more workplaces you will unlock more careers, once you find the one you want click ‘accept job’
Sending a Sim to Work
Once they have a job you can send your sims to work whenever you want during the day but only once a day if you are completing a normal career. You can then send your sims to work again at/after 12am as it is the start of a new day. If your sims are completing profession careers and you are VIP level 1 you can send them to work twice in a day (this will cost you 15LP) or you can wait until tomorrow and you will be able to send them to work again without being VIP.
To send them to work, go to the simtracker and find the sim, you will see a pulsing suitcase under the image of them, as shown in the picture below:
Click on the suitcase and you will be asked to confirm you want them to go to work:
If they are completing a profession career you will be asked if you want to accompany sim (go to work with them), send alone (let them go alone but you can visit them at work later) or work off-site (which is like a normal career where you can’t visit them during their shift):
Want more information? Read: Guide to Profession Careers
Quitting a Job
Quitting is very similar to giving your sims a job.
Go to the occupations tab of the information panel:
Click on the career icon of the sim you want to quit
When the ‘choose an occupation’ screen appears you will see a red box under the job they have saying ‘quit job’ click that:
It will ask you if you are sure, say yes:
They will have quit their job
Should you change your sims career when you reach the highest level? I don’t recommend it as you earn less money until you reach the highest level again.
Can I send a sim to work automatically? No, you have to manually send them sometime during the day.
What happens if I don’t send my sim to work everyday, will they lose their job? No they don’t lose their job, nothing happens you just won’t earn any money or XP if you don’t send them to work.
My sim won’t go to work, why? They may be in a bad mood, improve their mood by fulfilling their needs and then try again.
How often can I send them to work? You can send them once a day if they are completing a normal career. You can send your sims to work again at/after 12am as it is the start of a new day.
If your sims are completing profession careers and you are VIP level 1 you can send them to work twice in a day (this will cost you 15LP) or you can wait until tomorrow and you will be able to send them to work again without being VIP:
Related: Guide to Profession Careers