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15+ Super Fun Sims 4 Custom Active Careers (Free to Download Sims 4 Career Mods)

Do you want more interactive careers for the sims 4 like the ones from Get to Work? Here’s a list of the best sims 4 custom active careers mods!

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With The Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack, we got active careers. I’m a HUGE fan of active careers. Rabbit holes are nice sometimes but are SO boring.

I love that with interactive careers, I’m able to control my sim’s workday, interact with coworkers, and get some much-needed gameplay depth.

My careers mods list today includes the best custom active careers, sprinkled with some semi-active careers throughout (which are just as fun!) for the sims 4.

I’ve previously done a list of the best sims 4 career mods which included a few of these, so some might look familiar, but most of the interactive career mods I’ll share with you are brand new or recently updated with new features!

Unfortunately, there aren’t a lot of custom active careers for sims 4 right now, but there are new ones coming out from modders all the time, so I’ll be sure to keep coming back and updating this list.

And one last thing, (I know this intro is getting long😅) if you want to make the base game sims 4 active careers more fun, I highly recommend downloading the Get to Work Aspirations Mod which you can find linked in my 36+ Sims 4 Custom Aspirations post (it’s #32 on the list!)

This post is all about the best sims 4 custom active career mods.

Sims 4 Custom Active Careers

1. Sims 4 Active Doggy Daycare Career by ItsKatato

I’ve said it before on this blog, but ItsKatato’s sims 4 career mods are truly some of the best out there right now. The effort and depth of their mods is nearly unmatched!

The doggy daycare career mod is actually a combination between a business and a career. Your sim will purchase a doggy daycare lot (much like they would purchase a vet clinic) and run their own Planet Canine.

Your sim will want to focus on building up their pet training skill, so they’re able to charge top dollar for their dog sitting.

With this business, you’re able to hire employees to help you out, launch ads to get more customers, and interact with the adorable puppies.

2. Sims 4 Active Daycare Career Mod by ItsKatato

This one was recently updated to be a full-blown active career, whereas previously it was just a semi-active career.

Do you remember the daycare profession in the sims 3? This is an interactive sims 4 career version of that!

Now, this active career mod actually comes with two career options so stick with me:

One of the options is to be a daycare teacher at a daycare facility. This works like any other Get to Work career, where you go to your job and do tasks throughout the day associated with being a daycare teacher.

Obviously, you’ll need a daycare venue to make this mod work correctly. You can download and place the one that ItsKatato provides on the download page, or I believe, you can build your own (but don’t forget to set it as a daycare lot!)

Your other option is to work at home as a daycare teacher. This is great for those sims that already have children of their own, and can make some extra money watching other people’s kids while still watching their own.

It still works just like a Get to Work active career, but from the comfort of your sim’s home.

It’s completely modeled off of the Sims 3 daycare profession. The workday starts at 9AM and ends at 7PM (that’s a long day😩.)

Your sim will get paid $120 per day per child, plus a weekly stipend that goes up as you level up in your career.

If you’re looking for playable career mods in sims 4, I highly suggest this one!

Here’s a great overview of this career mod by ItsMeTroi:

3. Sims 4 Semi Active Photographer Career by MarlynSims

This is a ten-level semi-active career for sims 4! Your sim will become a photographer and actually need to take and sell their photographs.

Semi-active basically means that you can work from home for the entirety of the career and during those work from home days, you’ll get tasked with specific and fun things to do to get promoted.

You’ll start off making only $105 a day but if you reach level 10 of the photographer career, you’ll end up making a whopping $2400 a day!!

4. Sims 4 Active Lifeguard Career by simawhimhot

This is a new active career that I’ve come across recently. It’s a simple three-level active career for teens through elders.

It’s essentially the same as the lifeguard part-time job but recreated as an active career.

Before starting this job, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve placed down the new custom venue lot type called Slow Runners United, so your sim has somewhere to go to work.

5. Sims 4 Active Barista Career by rubi

The active career mods by Rubi work slightly different than other active careers on this list.

You’ll first want to join the career as a coffee maker (basically a barista) and then you’ll get work from home tasks.

These tasks will include things like ‘serve coffee at a cafe venue’ or ‘clean plates and glasses.’

To actively work at your new job, you’ll need to start the social event that comes with the mod called ‘Work as Barista.’

This will give you those active tasks like the one you get in the careers from Get to Work.

This mod is definitely not perfect and has some quirks, BUT it’s super fun and great for storytelling!

6. Sims 4 Work From Home Mod for Base Game Careers by NoelleBellefleur

These work from home mods make the Sims 4 base game careers more interactive.

Now you can choose to work from home as an athlete, tech guru, chef, entertainer, secret agent, painter, writer, criminal, and astronaut.

Just like with the other work from home careers, you’ll be given tasks to complete during the day, making the career active.

She even has a grade school from home mod if you want your kids to be homeschooled and be able to control their entire day.

7. Sims 4 Semi Active Online Therapist Career by MarlynSims

MarylnSims creates incredible semi-active career mods for sims 4. You can tell that a lot of hard work and time has gone into them.

This is one of my favorites and the most intriguing to me. I’ve only had the time to dip my ties into this mod because it’s SO big.

It comes with 374 new interactions and a brand new therapy skill!!

Your sims can now diagnose mental disorders and have online therapy sessions with 37 different focuses. Their example of a therapy session focus would be things like relationship issues or depression.

Definitely check out this career mod. You’ll truly be mind-blown. 🤯

{RELATED POST: 25 Absolute Best Sims 4 Career Mods (Free to Download Sims 4 Job Mods)}

8. Sims 4 Cosmetology Active Career by ItsKatato

This is one of my favorite active careers to play out of this lid. It’s the Shear Brilliance career mod.

When you download this mod, your sims will get a brand new option in their phones where they can open up a custom odd job menu.

You’ll find cosmetology gigs for your sims to take. Once your sim takes a gig, they’ll need the custom ‘All-In-One Styling Station’ to complete the job.

Basically, with this career mod, your sims will be able to open up their own salon and take new clients whenever they want. So cool!

There’s so much more to this mod than what I can describe here, so be sure to check out the download page for all of the details.

It’s so realistic and SUPER fun! I’ve been so impressed by ItsKatato’s mods lately and I can’t wait to see what they put out next.

9. Sims 4 Part-Time Active Career at Adult Company by ksuihuh

This job is one that I’m hesitant to share on my website, but honestly, it’s a super in-depth career mod for sims 4 and very well made, so I just had to.

This is an adult career mod where your sims will work at RedAppleNet.

As you can probably tell from the job description in the photo above, it’s VERY SPICY🌶️ and not for the faint of heart. Need I say more?

10. Sims 4 Vendor Career Mod by rubi

This is another active career mod from rubi and this time, your sim can work as one of the vendors from around the sim neighborhoods!

It’s pretty simple: your sim will tend to a stall and serve customers.

Once again, you’ll get a new social event so that you can start work. This time the social event is called ‘Work as Shop Clerk.’

One of the fun little parts about this mod is that during the social event, your sim will make simoleons per order!

11. Sims 4 Odd Jobs for Kids by ItsKatato

I’m OBSESSED with this one!! It’s a career mod that allows kids to get odd jobs and earn a little cash. How amazing is that?

Once the mod is downloaded, on your child sims phone will be an option for the ‘Kiddoodle Job Listings’

When you click on that, a job board will pop up that works just like the odd jobs for adult sims. However, the cool thing is that all the jobs are specific to child sims.

For example, there are jobs available such as dog walker, lemonade stand, garage sale, babysitter, etc. Some of which you can see in the photo above. So cool!

There are two different versions of the mod that you can download: one that gives kids higher pay and one that gives them lower pay.

I chose to download the lower-paying version because I love that realistic gameplay!

12. Sims 4 Active Honey Trapper Career by simawhimhot

This sims 4 active career is pretty SPICY! 🔥 Your sim will need tons of charm and wit to be successful in this career.

Each day your sim will be sent to a location with an assignment of seducing a target. Their target is either in a relationship or married. Once that assignment has been completed, you’ll earn your pay.

I won’t say too much more about this mod, as I like to keep my website pretty clean and kid-friendly, but if you’d like to learn more, check out the download link below.

13. Sims 4 Bartender Active Career Mod by rubi

This is the last sims 4 active career mod that I have by rubi. It’s a bartender active career!

This one is probably my favorite out of the three. Mainly because when the Sims 4 came out, it’s what I had envisioned that the bartending side of the culinary career would be like…you know, actually tending a bar.

You can see in the picture above the new social event ‘Work as Bartender’ that you’ll start to go to work.

While your sim is working, they’ll actually make tips per order that they serve which is pretty awesome, if you ask me.

Oh, and if you’re wondering about all those other cool custom events I have in social events, you can find those in my 50+ Super Fun Sims 4 Event Mods post!

Here’s a great overview by ItsMeTroi of these active career mods by rubi:

14. Sims 4 Photographer Active Career Mod by simawhimhot

If you already love the semi-active photographer career I showed you higher up in this list, but want something even more hands-on, then this career mod is for you!

For this interactive career, you’ll need to actually travel to a studio lot during the workday and take sims’ photos using a backdrop “set” and a camera. How professional!

It even includes a bonus 3-level active stylist career so be sure to check that out if you download this mod!

15. Sims 4 Firefighter Active Career by KiaraSims4Mods

This hasn’t been released for public access quite yet (coming 11/30/21), but if you aren’t already a part of KiaraSims4Mods Patreon, I highly recommend it! They create some of the best mods out there and I reference them often.

Anyways, this active firefighter career mod is modeled off of the firefighter profession from Sims 3 which I used to LOVE to play. Anyone else?

You’ll start off in this career as the waterboy or watergirl and spend a few days at the fire station learning the basics. Then your sim will need to work hard to get promoted all the way up to the prestigious title of Fire Chief.

Here’s an entire video from the creator showing off this active career mod:

16. Resort Owner Sims 4 Active Career by KiaraSims4Mods

If you’re looking for a way to expand upon the gameplay of the Spa Day update, then this career is a must-have download.

By becoming a resort owner, your sim will need to manage a spa and resort.

You’ll follow your sim to their workplace and do tasks like welcoming guests to the resort, reading reviews, and building your wellness skill!

17. Sims 4 Freelance Chef Active Career by adeepindigo

I’m personally VERY excited to play through this new active freelance chef career!

Your sim can work as either a freelance caterer or freelance pastry chef and choose their own hours and clients.

You’ll sign up for gigs, just like other sims 4 freelance careers, and complete the tasks for the clients.

This custom career comes with a whopping 50 unique freelance gigs! And works with most custom food.

{RELATED POST: 31+ Delicious Sims 4 Custom Food Recipes to Add to Your Game}

18. Sims 4 Active Angler Career by KiaraSims4Mods

If you like the fisherman career that came with Sims 4 Island Living, but want it to be more interactive, then this is the career mod for you!

This active career is pretty self-explanatory, but you’ll put down a fishing lot for your sim to work at and you’ll follow your sim there to have them complete various fishing-related tasks.

For example, they will spend their day catching fish, talking about bait with co-workers, and washing their hands to get all the ickiness off.

19. Sims 4 Active Education Career Mod by KiaraSims4Mods

I’m SO thrilled that this active career mod exists because it gives even more depth to Sims 4 Discover University!

Some sims love university so much that they may want to have a career working there after they graduate.

Now, your sim can either be a part of the teaching faculty and grade assignments, email students, etc., or the college administration and process student admissions, answer advising questions, and much more!

And the entire career is ACTIVE, so you’ll follow your sim to work and help them complete their daily tasks!

Unfortunately, mods are constantly breaking due to sims 4 updates. If you try out any of these sims 4 career mods and they don’t work for you, please let me know so I can update this list.

Which of these sims 4 custom active careers is your favorite? Do you know of other working active career mods that are fun? Let me know in the comments!

And don’t forget that I will be coming back frequently to update this list with new active careers, so be sure to check back in from time to time.

This post was all about the best Sims 4 Custom Active Careers.

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Sunday 25th of June 2023

I cannot find where to actually download the kiddoodle job listings odd jobs one, I click the download button, then the download now button, and it brings me to an error patreon page :/ I was looking forward to that one


Monday 26th of June 2023

It does look like the download button is broken. I reached out to the creator to see if there is a new link. I will update the post as soon as I hear back.

Vitoria Cavalcante Silva

Thursday 30th of March 2023

Amazing! :D


Monday 31st of October 2022

Kiaras is no longer free, hidden behind patreon wall


Saturday 31st of December 2022

This is false. All of my mods are up on my blog for free and will be on Curseforge for free.


Monday 31st of October 2022

Oh wow. I didn't even realize. I wonder why 😥