Occupation Thesaurus

Need help figuring out what career your hero, villain, love interest, sidekick, or other cast member is likely to have? Get the juices flowing by looking through these entries.

Each one can provide its own sources of conflict, opportunities for success or failure, and insight into your character’s passion, interests, and goals, all the while characterizing them to readers.

What Is an Occupation Thesaurus?

Animal Rescue Worker

Antiques Dealer

Architect

Auto Mechanic

Babysitter

Bartender

Business Tycoon

Cashier

Clergy

Corrections Officer

Deep Sea Diver (Commercial)

Dog Groomer

E.R. Physician

Emergency Dispatcher

Ethical Hacker

Exotic Dancer

Funeral Director

General Contractor

Glassblower

Human Test Subject

Interpreter

Landscape Designer

Librarian

Locksmith

Makeup Artist

Massage Therapist

Midwife

Model

Nightclub Bouncer

Outdoor Guide

Parole Officer

Personal Assistant (to a Celebrity)

Personal Trainer

Pest Control Technician

Pilot

Rancher

Real Estate Agent

Recruiter

Server (Waiter or Waitress)

Small Business Owner

Tattoo Artist

Taxidermist

Teacher

Tour Guide

Veterinarian

Wedding Planner

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