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?

Actor

Animal Rescue Worker

Animal Trainer

Antiques Dealer

Architect

Auto Mechanic

Babysitter

Barista

Bartender

Bounty Hunter

Business Tycoon

Cashier

Chef

Clergy

Coroner

Corrections Officer

Deep Sea Diver (Commercial)

Diplomat

Dog Groomer

Driver (Car)

E.R. Physician

Emergency Dispatcher

Escort

Ethical Hacker

Exotic Dancer

Farmer

Fundraiser

Funeral Director

Geologist

General Contractor

Ghostwriter

Glassblower

Home Health Aide

Human Test Subject

Interpreter

Jeweler

Landscape Designer

Librarian

Locksmith

Makeup Artist

Mail Carrier

Massage Therapist

Mechanical Engineer

Midwife

Model

Nanny

Nightclub Bouncer

Outdoor Guide

Paleontologist

Paralegal

Parole Officer

Personal Assistant (to a Celebrity)

Personal Trainer

Pest Control Technician

Physical Therapist

Pilot

Police Officer

Radio DJ

Rancher

Real Estate Agent

Recruiter

Referee

Server (Waiter or Waitress)

Skydiving Instructor

Small Business Owner

Tattoo Artist

Taxidermist

Teacher

Therapist (Mental Health)

Tour Guide

Treasure Hunter

Veterinarian

Wedding Planner

Yoga Instructor

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