List of 100+ Job Ideas for your Characters

February 8, 2018

 

So I'm a really, really big fan of lists. Really. I could live off of making lists and bullet points and just having everything neatly laid out. Is anyone else that way? I have an entire writing journal just filled with different kinds of lists: names, passions, story idea. Lists, lists, lists.

 

I thought it would be kind of fun to share one of my lists for writing with you guys, and see if anyone takes any inspiration from it. I know this has probably been done before, but the idea of sharing my thought processes is kind of exciting, and I hope someone finds a good idea. 

 

Today, I'm going to start with my list of Job/Careers for your characters, whether it be major or minor. Any kind of career can shape and make your character, so I hope one of these jumps out at you!

 

1. Delivery Nurse

 

2. Cell phone repairer 

 

3. Stay at home mother/father

 

4. Baker/Chef

 

5. Freelance writer

 

6. Dog Trainer

 

7. Delivery Driver

 

8. Nanny

 

9. Caregiver

 

10. Bookseller

 

11. Barista

 

12. Food Court Worker

 

13. Web Page Designer

 

14. Museum Curator 

 

15. Mechanic

 

16. Movie Theater Worker

 

17. Model

 

18. Fashion Designer

 

19. Waitress

 

20. Intern 

 

21. Wedding Planner

 

22. Tailor/Seamstress

 

23. Massage Therapist

 

24. Psychologist

 

25. Musician

 

26. Photographer

 

27. Bartender

 

28. EMT

 

29. Customer Service Representative

 

30. Professional Rock Climber

 

31. Marine Biologist

 

32. Ice Cream Attendant

 

33. Receptionist

 

34. Teacher

 

35. Veterinarian 

 

36. Pharmacy Technician

 

37. Makeup Artist

 

38. Singer

 

39. Fitness Instructor

 

40. Factory Worker

 

41. Grocery Store Clerk

 

42. Author

 

43. Graphic Designer

 

44. Accountant

 

45. Insurance Agent

 

46. Divorce Lawyer 

 

47. Cross Country Truck Driver

 

48. Mail Clerk

 

49. Hairdresser

 

50. Physician's Assistant

 

51. Personal Assistant

 

52. Interior Designer

 

53. Journalist

 

54. Custodian

 

55. Realtor 

 

56. Limo/Cab Driver

 

57. Carpenter

 

58. Lifeguard

 

59. Swimming Instructor

 

60. Farmer

 

61. Floral Designer

 

62. Professional Videographer

 

63. Substitute Teacher

 

64. Mystery Shopper

 

65. Travel Agent

 

66. Video Game Designer

 

67. Social Worker

 

68. Flight Attendant

 

69. Security Agent

 

70. Police Officer

 

71. Mortician 

 

72. Forensic Scientist

 

73. Political Ballot Counter

 

74. Retail Worker

 

75. Dishwasher

 

76. Dance Instructor

 

77. Skincare Professional

 

78. Bus Driver

 

79. Banker

 

80. Pianist 

 

81. Psychiatrist

 

82. College Professor

 

83. Construction Worker

 

84. Pediatric Nurse

 

85. Professional Skateboarder

 

86. Actor/Actress

 

87. Tattoo Artist

 

88. Zookeeper

 

89. Professional Blogger

 

90. Optometrist 

 

91. Critic

 

92. Psychic

 

93. Dentist

 

94. Beekeeper

 

95. Midwife

 

96. Talkshow Host

 

97. Personal Assistant

 

98. Self-Defense Instructor

 

99. Insurance Agent

 

100. Dog Breeder

 

101. Fisherman

 

102. Restaurant Owner 

 

103. CEO of a Company

 

 

The list could genuinely go on and on, but I hope a few of these job ideas gave you inspiration for a character or scene, no matter how small. Sometimes, when I'm stuck in a rut, reading or writing lists really gets my creativity flowing.

 

Do you have more jobs to add to the list? Did any of these inspire you? Leave a comment down below, I'd love to hear from you!

 

Over and out, 

Sarah Sutton

 

 

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