How to Work From Home in Sims 4? Complete Guide!

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How Do You Work from Home in Sims 4?

Working from is a dream for many of us. And naturally, we also wish that our Sims could work from home too. It’s understandable – we’d like to have our Sims all to ourselves, and we don’t want them to be forced to disappear in their daily jobs for hours. So, how do you work from home in Sims 4?

To work from home in Sims 4, you’ll have to choose a career/profession that allows you to do that. There are careers, like Freelancer, that can be worked entirely from home. And there are professions that you can choose between working from home and going on a job, like Politician.

Important disclaimer – you can’t work from home with just any career! I’m sorry, but that’s not possible. I’ve seen some mods pull it off in the past, but unfortunately, none of them are still working today.

So, if your dream is to have your Sims in Sims 4 work from home, I’d suggest you choose an appropriate career path first. In this post, I’ll go over all the careers that allow you to work from home, so you can decide which one to pursue. 

Let’s begin.

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What Careers Allow You to Work from Home in Sims 4?

The careers that allow you to work from home in Sims 4 are called semi-active careers. They were first introduced in The Sims 4: City Living expansion pack. The whole idea behind them is not to follow your Sim to work, but instead to have them work from home. 

How does this work?

Well, if you have one of these semi-active careers, you’ll also have a regular work schedule. However, 1 hour before your Sim is supposed to show up at work, the game will notify you and give you an option to choose whether you want your Sim to work or work from home instead. 

So if you choose the second option, to work from home, the game will also give you two tasks that you’ll have to get done, no matter which career you’ve chosen. If these tasks are completed, you’ll get your regular job performance boost. And if they aren’t completed, your job performance will go down.

All Careers that Allow You to Work from Home in Sims 4 – List

Here is a list of all careers that allow you to work from home:

CareerRequired DLC
Civil DesignerThe Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle
ConservationistThe Sims 4: Island Living
CriticThe Sims 4: City Living
EducationThe Sims 4: Discover University
EngineeringThe Sims 4: Discover University
GardenerThe Sims 4: Seasons
LawThe Sims 4: Discover University
MilitaryThe Sims 4: StrangerVille
PoliticianThe Sims 4: City Living
SalarypersonThe Sims 4: Snowy Escape
Social MediaThe Sims 4: City Living
Style InfluencerNone

All of these careers, with the exception of Freelancer, are semi-active careers.

Keep in mind that the Freelancer career is NOT a semi-active career. Instead, it’s a unique profession that allows you to work entirely from home. The freelancer career was added to the game via an update back in 2019, so all of us can pursue it for free.

Check out my complete guide on all careers in Sims 4!


And there you have it! I hope I helped you understand how working from home actually works in The Sims 4. It’s all tied with the profession you choose for your Sim, so that’s the first you need to take care of. Choosing a semi-active career is a great move, and it’s definitely fun to play with. Take one more look at the list and decide what your Sim will work on while being in the comfort of their home!

Happy simming!

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