Sims 4 Career Cheats: How to Promote Your Sims’ Careers!

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Would you like to discover how to advance your career in the Sims 4? This is your how-to guide to Sims 4 career cheats with instructions and tips on the best careers to go for. Grow your Sims 4 experience with these cheats and become super successful!

Sims 4 Career Cheats

How to activate Career Cheats in your game

Activating Sims 4 Career cheat codes is the fast track to avoid the boring repetition of going through the same career track over and over. Unlocking items is also possible in buy mode. using the code: bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement

Sims 4 Career Cheats

This code will take the requirements off build/buy items like high-end easels, computers, and furniture etc. This is great, as usually these are restricted to Sims who have achieved a particular career level in the game. Bringing a better experience and fluidity to the career path and it means you can try lots of different careers and have lots of experiences.

How to activate career cheats on PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox

To start with, you will need to open the cheat console following these simple instructions below:

  • PC cheats: Hold Ctrl + Shift, then press C
  • Mac cheats: Hold Command (⌘) + Shift, then press C
  • PS4 cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once.
  • Xbox One cheats: Hold down all four shoulder buttons at once.

As soon as you get it right, a text box will appear across the top of the screen where you can enter your cheat codes.

With these Sims 4 career cheats, you can get yourself that automatic promotion without any of the work! Simply enter careers.promote in your cheat console followed by the name of the career you want to advance your Sim in. One thing to bear in mind is, you must have first started this career. You will advance a level each time you use a cheat, so you could even keep repeating the cheat until you reach the highest level.

You must remember to make sure you’ve clicked on the correct Sim you want to level up. Another thing worth remembering is that you can also replace promote with demote, if your Sim has got too big for his/her boots and you wish to demote them. Once you’ve enabled cheats, you must type testingcheats true into the console and then use any of the relevant cheats below.

The Careers available

There are a vast amount of careers available with the cheat codes. In a moment, I will talk about my favorites, but for now- Here is a list of the Sims 4 Career Cheats available.

The baseline cheat: careers.promote (space) (career).
For example: careers.promote Athlete.

  1. Actor or Actress Career (with the Get Famous Expansion)
  2. Astronaut
  3. Athlete Career
  4. Business Career
  5. Civil Designer Career (Eco Lifestyle)
  6. Conservationist Career (with Island Living Expansion)
  7. Criminal Career
  8. Critic Career (With City Living Expansion)
  9. Culinary Career
  10. Detective Career (With Get to Work Expansion)
  11. Doctor Career (Get to Work Expansion)
  12. Education Career (with Discover University)
  13. Engineering Career (with Discover University)
  14. Entertainer Career
  15. Freelance Artist
  16. Maker (With Eco Lifestyle)
  17. Programmer
  18. Freelance Writer
  19. Gardener Career (Seasons Expansion)
  20. Law Career (Discover University)
  21. Military Career (With Strangerville Game Pack)
  22. Painter Career
  23. Politics Career (City Living Expansion)
  24. Salaryperson Career (Snowy escape)
  25. Scientist Career** (Get to Work Expansion)
  26. Scout (Children/Teens) (Seasons Expansion)
  27. Secret Agent Career
  28. Social Media Career (City Living Expansion)
  29. Style Influencer Career (from free patch in November 2018)
  30. Tech Guru Career
  31. Writer Career

Sims 4 Career Cheat Codes

To find the cheat code you want, press CTRL on your keyboard, and type the career desired to find its respective cheat line in the table below!

Career Cheat CodesCareer
careers.promote Actor or careers.promote Actress Actor or Actress Career
careers.promote Astronaut Astronaut career
careers.promote Athlete Athlete Career
careers.promote Business Business Career
careers.promote Civil Designer Civil Designer Career
careers.promote Conservationist Conservationist Career
careers.promote Criminal Criminal Career
careers.promote Critic Critic Career
careers.promote CulinaryCulinary Career
careers.promote Detective Detective Career
careers.promote Doctor Doctor Career
careers.promote Education Education Career
careers.promote Engineering Engineering Career
careers.promote Entertainer Entertainer Career
careers.promote adult_freelancer_artistFreelance Artist
careers.promote adult_freelancer_agency_maker Freelance Maker
careers.promote adult_freelancer_agency_writer Freelance Writer
careers.promote adult_gardener Gardener Career
careers.promote LawLaw Career
careers.promote Military Military Career
careers.promote Painter Painter Career
careers.promote ActivistPolitics Career
careers.promote CorporateworkerSalaryperson Career
careers.promote adult_active_scientist Scientist Career
careers.promote Scout Scout (Children/Teens)
careers.promote secretagentSecret Agent Career
careers.promote Styleinfluencer Style Influencer Career
careers.promote Techguru Tech Guru Career
careers.promote adult_writer Writer Career
careers.promote socialmedia Social Media Career
Sims 4 Career Cheats

Top 5 Best Careers to activate

1. Actor/Actress Career

Sims 4 Career Cheats

The Sims 4 “Get Famous” has an option for an Actor Career. The Actor or Actress cheat will help you achieve in this world. It is an active career, meaning you can participate in your Sims career and help them achieve. How would you like your Sim to rise the ranks to stardom? Live out your dreams with this cheat for the “Get Famous” expansion pack. What are you waiting for then?

3. Secret Agent Career

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The Secret Agent Sims 4 Career cheat brings an amazing career for someone who likes to solve cases in this cool and mysterious world. Sometimes you might confuse it with a detective career, but it is quite different. A secret agent works more underground than a detective would, and are usually the big guns brought out for more serious crimes. Would you like this excitement for your Sim? That is now possible with this career cheat. Go ahead and try it out!

4. Painter Career

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Would you like to cheat your way into the career of a master painter? Using this Sims 4 career cheat is a wise move. The interesting part of this career is that as you level up your skill, you can gain extra perks that will help you make more money. Meaning, your chances of success as a Pro Painter are increased the higher you rise in the ranks. So you don’t just need to earn a reasonable income, you can become a pro, creating masterpieces. Try the cheat and create awesome works of art!

5. Scientist

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This Sims 4 Career cheat will bring you a fun, exciting active career. You will be able to obtain this career cheat if you have the “Get To Work” Expansion pack. This job comes with great experiences, including, new inventions, serums, the chance to upgrade your SimRay, as well as being in a position of authority with others working under you.

Furthermore, you will be able to unlock lab coats and lots of accessories. More will become available as you get promoted. So, don’t forget how to activate promotions in the cheat. Your Sim will eventually be able to travel to Sixam, the Alien World in The Sims 4! This is no boring science career, this is the career of a top scientist.


So this was my top 5 career cheats and how to activate them. Have loads of fun playing with all these amazing careers! If you would like more info on Sims 4 business careers, please follow this link here. Or more info on the Scientist’s career go here.

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