All career cheats for The Sims 4

Get promotions and unlock career items

Cheating your way through your career in The Sims 4 can help you avoid having to go through the same career again and again. You can also unlock items in Buy mode limited to Sims who have reached a certain career level. Here's a guide to cheating every career in The Sims 4:

To begin: open the console

Awards Ctrl + Shift + C on the keyboard to open the command line - type testingcheats on to ensure that any tricks you use work (some require this). After pressing Enter, this can be closed by pressing the C control key again or pressing Esc when in focus.

Unlock items in Buy mode

Bb.ignoregameplayunlocksentitlement (Ignore Gameplay Unlock right all run together) will have requirements off build/buy items such as high end easels, computers and career specific furniture that cannot be purchased without having a high level in a career. These items are typically offered for free when a Sim is promoted into a specific career (found in the family inventory) but can be purchased (usually for a premium price).

The Sims 4 career cheats

Enter careers.promote x replacing x with the career of your choice. You can also press on the keyboard after pressing Enter and quickly re-enter it a second time. This is how you can climb more levels without having to retype it.

careers.promote actorActor/actress Career (Get Famous expansion)
careers.promote astronautAstronaut career
careers.promote athleticAthlete career
careers.promote businessCorporate career
careers.promote civildesignerCareer as a civil designer (ecological lifestyle)
careers.promote conservationistConservationist career (expansion of life on the island)
careers.promote criminalCriminal career
careers.promote adult_criticCritic Career (City Living Expansion)
careers.promote culinaryCulinary career
careers.promote detectiveDetective career (go to work expansion)
careers.promote doctorDoctor career (go to work expansion)
careers.promote educationEducational career (Discover University)
careers.promote engineerEngineering career (Discover University)
careers.promote entertainerCareer as an entertainer
careers.promote adult_freelancer_artistFreelance artist
careers.promote adult_freelancer_agency_makerFreelance Maker (Eco Lifestyle)
careers.promote adult_freelancer_agency_programmerFreelance programmer
careers.promote adult_freelancer_agency_writerFreelance writer
careers.promote adult_gardenerGardening career (expansion of the seasons)
careers.promote lawCareer in Law (Discover University)
careers.promote militaryStrangerVille military career
careers.promote painterCareer as a painter
careers.promote activistPolitical career (expansion of city life)
careers.promote corporateworkerSalaryperson career (Snowy escape)
careers.promote adult_active_scientistCareer as a scientist (Get to Work expansion) **
careers.promote scoutScouts (children/adolescents) (expansion of seasons)
careers.promote secretagentSecret agent career
careers.promote socialmediaSocial media career (expanding city life)
careers.promote styleinfluencerStyle Influencer Career (from the free November 2018 patch)
careers.promote techguruCareer of Tech Guru
careers.promote adult_writerCareer as a writer

** may be just careers.promote scientist without Strangerville.

School tricks

Younger Sims' school counts as a career for cheating purposes. Improve a Sim's grades with careers.promote gradeschool o careers.promote highschool. You can also lower them with careers.demote gradeschool / highschool. If you have the Seasons expansion, you can also promote your child in the scout career, with careers.promote_scout. Players with Get Famous can try careers.promote drama club to increase the rank of their child in the new Drama Club function.

Other tricks

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