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The Sims 1 career tracks and jobs

I have compiled an Excel database with all career tracks and job positions, showing also job description, salary, skills and friends required, etc… and offer it for FREE download! 21 careers, 211 jobs, 148 KB file.

Career Game Job levels Change to
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10  
Animal Care Unleashed $100 $160 $185 $250 $345 $435 $560 $700 $780 $1,050 Entertainment
Athletic base game $110 $170 $230 $300 $385 $510 $680 $850 $1,000 $1,300 Xtreme
Business base game $120 $180 $250 $320 $400 $520 $660 $800 $950 $1,200 Athletic
Circus Unleashed $90 $130 $140 $180 $200 $240 $500 $610 $775 $815 Animal Care
Criminal base game $140 $200 $275 $350 $425 $530 $640 $760 $900 $1,100 Hacker
Culinary Unleashed $90 $120 $130 $180 $220 $335 $590 $690 $760 $930 Science
Education Unleashed $120 $180 $190 $210 $290 $310 $490 $600 $700 $900 Business
Entertainment base game $100 $150 $200 $275 $375 $500 $650 $900 $1,100 $1,400 Politics
Fame Superstar $50 $65 $80 $100 $150 $200 $325 $425 $750 $1,000
Fashion Unleashed $130 $190 $210 $235 $450 $600 $650 $875 $1,050 $1,350 Culinary
Hacker Livin’ Large $120 $150 $200 $240 $400 $610 $800 $1,100 $1,300 $1,550 Journalism
Journalism Livin’ Large $120 $200 $230 $350 $420 $510 $660 $850 $975 $1,200 Slacker
Law Enforcement base game $240 $320 $380 $440 $490 $540 $590 $625 $650 $700 Entertainment
Medicine base game $200 $275 $340 $410 $480 $550 $625 $700 $775 $850 Science
Military base game $250 $320 $400 $450 $500 $550 $580 $600 $625 $650 Law Enforcement
Music Livin’ Large $90 $120 $190 $250 $325 $400 $550 $700 $1,100 $1,400 Paranormal
Paranormal Livin’ Large $100 $130 $200 $300 $375 $480 $600 $810 $1,000 $1,200 Business
Politics base game $220 $300 $360 $430 $485 $540 $600 $650 $700 $750 Medicine
Science base game $155 $230 $320 $375 $450 $540 $640 $740 $870 $1,000 Criminal
Slacker Livin’ Large $90 $110 $150 $180 $220 $280 $350 $400 $450 $600 Music
Xtreme base game $175 $250 $325 $400 $475 $550 $650 $725 $825 $925 Military

Which is the best career in The Sims 1?

The 10 base game careers have the top level salary inverse proportional with entry level salary. Entertainment career have lowest entry level salary and highest top level salary, Military career have highest entry level salary and lowest top level salary. At level 6 salaries are close apart, $500-550.

Livin’ Large, Unleashed and Superstar expansion packs add more careers which most of them follow the base game career rules: low entry level salary, high top level salary, but not all them.

Advice how to advance in careers

Is difficult to maintain over 10 simultaneous friends by playing a single family. You should play multiple families to make friends with the Sim you intend to reach top position in careers. I was able in this way to reach even level 10 (Mayor) in Politics which required 17 friends in The Sims 1. This in 2004 when I did not had internet connection and I had not many things to do thus could play The Sims for long periods of time, I compiled a table with the 10 career tracks in base game, by testing personally each job.

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  1. I realized today that the download link for The Sims 1 neighborhoods and lots was broken (the file was uploaded on server with different name than the link set for download). I re-sent download link to the 14 people (some did entered fake emails so will not receive) who attempted to download it since I created this Excel file in December 2018.

    I would have appreciated if any of you would have reported the broken link so I could fix it earlier.

  1. […] The Sims 1 have 10 career tracks with 10 position each, expansion packs add more careers making a total of 21 careers. Salary and hours vary from job to job, career been inverse proportional, the ones with lowest entry level salary have highest top level salary. More details here: The Sims 1 career tracks. […]

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