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Sims 4 Career Cheats You NEED To Know

Since The Sims 4 is a life simulator you’re going to want your characters to have a career while you’re playing but getting promotions can take time. Thankfully, there are so many sims 4 career cheats that you can use to skip past the boring parts of careers and make more money.

When you pair these career cheats with skill cheats you can get your sims earning so much money, having a fun time and being able to raise their families with ease.

This page is currently updated up to The Sims 4: High School Years!

How to Enable Cheats

Before we get started with any of our cheat guides, we like to make sure you know how to properly open up the cheat dialogue box and use the cheat code that will allow all other cheats to work.

To open the cheat box, you need to hit ctrl + shift + c on your keyboard. Important Note: Mac users hit command not control! Once you see the white bar at the top which is the cheat dialogue box, type in testingcheats true which will allow all other cheats to start working and most won’t work if you don’t first use this cheat!

An image showing how to enable cheats in The Sims 4 which lets you use career cheats easily.

Promotion Sims 4 Career Cheats

There are so many careers in the game for you to play through and sometimes you just want to give your sim’s an easy promotion and these sims 4 career cheats are perfect for that.

These are super simple to use, just enable cheat codes then go ahead and type these into the cheat box and hit enter and you’ll instantly get a promotion without needing to gain the skills.

Career NameCheat Code
Actingcareers.promote Actor
Astronautcareers.promote Astronaut
Athletecareers.promote Athletic
Businesscareers.promote Business
Civil Designer Careers.Promote CivilDesigner
Conservationistcareers.promote Conservationist
Criminalcareers.promote Criminal
Criticcareers.promote careers_adult_Critic
Culinarycareers.promote Culinary
Detectivecareers.promote Detective
Doctorcareers.promote Doctor
EducationCareers.Promote Education
EngineerCareers.Promote Engineering
Entertainercareers.promote Entertainer
Gardenercareers.promote Adult_Gardener
Interior Decoratorcareers.promote deco
LawCareers.Promote Law
Militarycareers.promote Military
Paintercareers.promote Painter
Politiciancareers.promote Activist
SalarypersonCareers.Promote CorporateWorker
Scientistcareers.promote Scientist
Secret Agentcareers.promote SecretAgent
Social Mediacareers.promote SocialMedia
Style Influencercareers.promote Influencer
Tech Gurucareers.promote TechGuru
Writercareers.promote Writer

Demotion Sims 4 Career Cheats

Of course not all gameplay is sunshine and rainbows, you may want to have your sims get lower in their career instead of getting promoted. These are the exact same cheat codes but instead of the word promote you swap it out with the word demote and it will work just the same way.

Career NameCheat Code
Actingcareers.demote Actor
Astronautcareers.demote Astronaut
Athletecareers.demote Athletic
Businesscareers.demote Business
Civil Designer Careers.demote CivilDesigner
Conservationistcareers.demote Conservationist
Criminalcareers.demote Criminal
Criticcareers.demote careers_adult_Critic
Culinarycareers.demote Culinary
Detectivecareers.demote Detective
Doctorcareers.demote Doctor
EducationCareers.demote Education
EngineerCareers.demote Engineering
Entertainercareers.demote Entertainer
Gardenercareers.demote Adult_Gardener
Interior Decoratorcareers.demote deco
LawCareers.demote Law
Militarycareers.demote Military
Paintercareers.demote Painter
Politiciancareers.demote Activist
SalarypersonCareers.demote CorporateWorker
Scientistcareers.demote Scientist
Secret Agentcareers.demote SecretAgent
Social Mediacareers.demote SocialMedia
Style Influencercareers.demote Influencer
Tech Gurucareers.demote TechGuru
Writercareers.demote Writer

Part-Time Job Cheat Codes

If you want your sims to earn a good income but don’t feel like giving them a full-time career, you may choose to go with a part-time job instead. These are jobs where your sims are going to work a few hours a day instead of an eight to ten hour shift, allowing them to have more time for hobbies and family.

You can even have more than one part time job in The Sims 4 now which is so much fun and so chaotic. These cheat codes are going to let you promote your sim’s to the next level in these part-time jobs which will help you earn more money.

Part-Time JobCheat Code
Babysittercareers.promote PartTime_Babysitter
Baristacareers.promote PartTime_Barista
Divercareers.promote PartTime_Diver
Fast Food Employeecareers.promote PartTime_FastFood
Fishermancareers.promote PartTime_Fisherman
Lifeguardcareers.promote PartTime_Lifeguard
Manual Laborercareers.promote PartTime_Manual
Retail Employeecareers.promote PartTime_Retail
Video Game Streamer (Teens)careers.promote teen_streamersidehustle
Video Game Streamer (Adult)careers.promote parttime_streamersidehustle
Simfluencer (Teens)careers.promote teen_simsfluencersidehustle
Simfluencer (Adult) careers.promote parttime_simsfluencersidehustle

With these part-time jobs you can also go ahead and demote your sims to push them backwards in their career. This works with the exact same cheat codes but you just change the word promote to demote.

Part-Time JobCheat Code
Babysittercareers.demote PartTime_Babysitter
Baristacareers.demote PartTime_Barista
Divercareers.demote PartTime_Diver
Fast Food Employeecareers.demote PartTime_FastFood
Fishermancareers.demote PartTime_Fisherman
Lifeguardcareers.demote PartTime_Lifeguard
Manual Laborercareers.demote PartTime_Manual
Retail Employeecareers.demote PartTime_Retail
Video Game Streamer (Teens)careers.demote teen_streamersidehustle
Video Game Streamer (Adult)careers.demote parttime_streamersidehustle
Simfluencer (Teens)careers.demote teen_simsfluencersidehustle
Simfluencer (Adult) careers.demote parttime_simsfluencersidehustle

School Related Sims 4 Career Cheats

There are two age groups who are going to be spending all of their time in school instead of getting a job, and you can cheat their experiences in grade school and high school as well. You can use these promotion and demotion cheats for both children and teenagers.

Cheat Cheat Code
Promote in Grade Schoolcareers.promote gradeschool
Promote in High School careers.promote highschool
Demote in Grade Schoolcareers.demote gradeschool
Demote in High Schoolcareers.demote highschool

After School Activity Cheats

After School Activity TypeCheat Code
Scouts (Seasons)careers.promote_scout
Drama Club (Seasons) careers.promote dramaclub
E-Sports Competitor (Discover University) careers.promote career_Volunteer_E-Sports
Soccer Team Player (Discover University) careers.promote careers_Volunteer_SoccerTeam
Cheer Team (High School Years)careers.promote hsteam_cheerteam
Chess Team (High School Years)careers.promote hsteam_chessteam
Computer Team (High School Years)careers.promote hsteam_computerteam
Football Team (High School Years)careers.promote hsteam_footballteam

How to Unlock Career Reward Objects

There are a number of items in game that you have to get to a certain level of a career to be able to unlock, thankfully, there is a way for you to unlock the career reward objects in The Sims 4!

All you need to do is hit ctrl + shift + c on your keyboard and type in testingcheats true into the cheat dialogue box that pops up at the top of the screen.

Then you may need to use the buy debug cheat as well just to ensure that these items appear, so I always just do it anyway. Type bb.showhiddenobjects into the cheat box. Then type bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement to unlock all of the career reward objects!

Final Thoughts on Sims 4 Career Cheats

There are so many incredible cheat codes for you to play with in the game and these sims 4 career cheats are going to be so useful. Career cheats are amazing because it can truly give yourself a head start and get you through parts of careers that are super boring. Use these to earn more money, get better rewards and just have more fun. Happy Playing!

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  1. How do I use the “Career picker debug”. I turned on testingcheats true and I right clicked and selected a career and it still says that the sim has no career.

        1. still didnt work for me, it wont pop up nor will it let me hop in the cheats tab to enter it. after i try to type it in, the Sim Info options dissappere


  3. Hi, can you go to work for other jobs? Not only for doctor, detective and scientist? Thank you

  4. Can you go to work for other jobs? Not only for doctors, detective, scientist and interior designer? How?

  5. All but the scout promotion works for me. testing is enabled and every other cheat works, but promote scout does not work for child or teen as of cottage living

  6. Hi. Sims cannot retire. Even sim that did successfully retire 6-7 months IRL ago are no longer listed as retired and no longer gets retirement pay. Tried career.retire acting, then actor. So any suggestions please? I’m on Xbox and again retirement did work, but now elder sims do NOT have option on phone or computer to retire. They must just quit with no pension. Thanks

  7. for the scientist promotion use “careers.promote adult_active_scientist” instead if it is not working

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