RESOURCE Potential Jobs: Fantasy

Discussion in 'DEVELOPING CHARACTERS & CULTURES' started by Diana, Jun 18, 2011.

  1. Need a career for a character in a FANTASY setting? Never fear! We've compiled a list of potential job opportunities just for you! Feel free to comment and post your own suggestions as well to help make this list even better.


    June 13, 2016: Edited to remove some doubles and add some new things! All male/female counterparts are now listed side-by-side with a slash separating them. -Astaroth


    A
    Abbot/Abbess
    Acrobat
    Actor/Actress
    Adventurer
    Admiral
    Adviser
    Agent
    Alchemist
    Animal Translator
    Apothecary
    Apprentice
    Archbishop
    Archduke/duchess
    Archer
    Architect
    Archivist
    Arkwright
    Armorer
    Arms Master
    Artificer
    Artisan
    Assassin
    Astrologer
    Augur

    B
    Bailiff
    Baker
    Bandit
    Banker
    Barber
    Bard
    Barmaid
    Baron/Baroness
    Barrister
    Basket Weaver
    Bartender
    Bath Attendant
    Beastmaster
    Beekeeper
    Beggar
    Bellmaker
    Bellringer
    Biologist
    Bishop
    Blacksmith
    Bladesmith
    Bloodletter
    Boatman
    Boatwright
    Bodyguard
    Bookbinder
    Bookkeeper
    Bookprinter
    Bounty Hunter
    Bowyer
    Brewer
    Breeder
    Bricklayer
    Broom Maker
    Buffoon
    Butcher

    C
    Calligrapher
    Camp Follower
    Cannoneer
    Captain
    Captain of the Guard
    Cardinal
    Carpenter
    Carrier Pigeon Breeder
    Cartographer
    Cartwright
    Carver
    Cavalryman
    Cellar Keeper
    Charlatan
    Chaplain
    Chamberlain
    Chambermaid
    Chamber Pot Maker
    Chancellor
    Chandler
    Cheesemaker
    Chieftain/Chieftess
    Chimney Sweep
    Chirurgeon
    Clergyman
    Cleric
    Clerk
    Clockmaker
    Clothier
    Cobbler
    Commoner
    Conjurer
    Contract Magician
    Cook
    Cooper
    Coppersmith
    Councillor
    Count/Countess
    Courtesan
    Courtier
    Cowherd
    Crier
    Crofter
    Crossbowman
    Crown Prince/Princess
    Cryptkeeper
    Currier
    Cursebreaker
    Cutpurse
    Czar/Czarina

    D
    Dairymaid
    Dancer
    Deacon
    Demon Hunter
    Dentist
    Diplomat
    Ditch Digger
    Diviner
    Doctor
    Double Agent
    Dragon Hunter
    Dragon Keeper
    Dragon Riding Instructor
    Dragon Tamer
    Dragonsmith
    Dragoon
    Dresser
    Dressmaker
    Druid
    Drummer
    Duke/Duchess
    Dung Carter
    Dyer

    E
    Earl/Countess
    Elder
    Emperor/Empress
    Enchanter/Enchantress
    Engineer
    Engraver
    Ewerer
    Executioner
    Exorcist
    Explorer

    F
    Falconer
    Familiar
    Farmer
    Farrier
    Fashion Police
    Feltmaker
    Ferryman/woman
    Fewterer
    Fiddler
    Fisherman/woman
    Fishmonger
    Fletcher
    Florist
    Flutist
    Follower
    Fool
    Foot Soldier
    Footman
    Footpad
    Forester
    Fortune Teller
    Friar
    Furniture Maker
    Furrier

    G

    Gambler
    Gatekeeper
    General
    Geomancer
    Gamekeeper
    Gardener
    Gelder
    Gemcutter
    Gentleman Pirate
    Gladiator
    Glassblower
    Glass Painter
    Glazier
    Goatherd
    Goldsmith
    Goose Shepherd
    Governor
    Grand Duke/Duchess
    Grand Vizier
    Grave Robber
    Gravedigger
    Greengrocer
    Groom
    Groundskeeper
    Guard
    Guildmaster
    Gunsmith
    Gypsy

    H
    Haberdasher
    Handgunner
    Hangman
    Harper
    Haruspex
    Hawker
    Hayward
    Healer
    Hedgewitch
    Herald
    Herbalist
    Hermit
    Hierophant
    High Priest/Priestess
    Historian
    Horse Farrier
    Horse Trader
    Horticulturist
    Hunter
    Huntsman

    I
    Imperial Guard
    Infantryman
    Innkeeper
    Inscriber
    Interpreter
    Interpreter of Dreams
    Inventor
    Ivorist

    J
    Jailer
    Jester
    Jewelcrafter
    Jeweler
    Job Broker
    Journeyman
    Judge
    Juggler

    K
    Keeper of the Wardrobe
    Kennel Keeper
    Khan/Khanum
    King/Queen
    Knight

    L
    Labyrinth Guardian
    Lady's Maid
    Laird/Lady
    Lampwright
    Lancer
    Landlord/lady
    Laundress
    Lawyer
    Leatherworker
    Legerdemainist
    Librarian
    Limner
    Locksmith
    Lord/Lady
    Luthier

    M
    Maid
    Mage
    Magewright
    Magician
    Marauder
    Margrave/Margravine
    Marquess/Marchioness
    Marquis/Marquise
    Marshal
    Mascot
    Mason
    Master of Arms
    Master of Revels
    Mathematician
    Mayor
    Meat-Lender
    Medic
    Medicine Man/Woman
    Mercenary
    Merchant
    Messenger
    Microbiologist
    Midwife
    Milkmaid
    Miller
    Milliner
    Millwright
    Miner
    Minstrel
    Minter
    Money Changer
    Monk
    Mummer
    Musician

    N
    Navigator
    Necromancer
    Nobleman/woman
    Notary Public
    Nun
    Nurse

    O
    Official
    Opener
    Oracle
    Ostler
    Outlaw

    P
    Page
    Painter
    Paladin
    Peddler
    Perfumier
    Philosopher
    Physician
    Pickpocket
    Pig Farmer
    Pikeman
    Piper
    Pirate
    Plague Doctor
    Playwright
    Plowman
    Plunderer
    Poacher
    Poet
    Porter
    Potboy
    Potion Brewer
    Potionsmaster
    Potter
    Priest/Priestess
    Prime Minister
    Prince/Princess
    Prince/Princess of Thieves
    Privy Cleaner
    Professor
    Prophet
    Prostitute
    Psychic
    Pugilist
    Puppetmaster

    Q
    Quack
    Quarryman
    Quartermaster
    Quilter

    R
    Raider
    Ranger
    Rat Catcher
    Record Keeper
    Reeve
    Regent
    Ropemaker
    Royal Consort
    Rugmaker

    S
    Sailor
    Sapper
    Sausage Maker
    Sawbones
    Scholar
    Scout
    Scribe
    Scrivener
    Scullery Maid
    Sculptor
    Scribe
    Seamstress
    Seeker of the Dead
    Seer
    Seneschal
    Sentinel
    Serf
    Sergeant
    Sergeant-at-Arms
    Servant
    Shaman/Shamaness
    Sheepshearer
    Shepherd/Shepherdess
    Sheriff
    Shield Bearer
    Shingler
    Shipwright
    Shit Carrier
    Shoemaker
    Shopkeeper
    Silversmith
    Singer
    Skinner
    Slave
    Slave Trader
    Smelter
    Smith
    Soldier
    Soliciter
    Songstress
    Soothsayer
    Sorcerer/Sorceress
    Spearman
    Spice Merchant
    Spinner
    Spirit Medium
    Spy
    Spymaster
    Squire
    Stable Boy
    Stablehand
    Steward
    Stonecutter
    Stone Mason
    Stoneworker
    Storyteller
    Sultan/Sultana
    Summoner
    Surgeon
    Swineherd
    Swordmaster
    Swordsman/woman
    Swordsmith

    T

    Tailor
    Tanner
    Tapestrymaker
    Tasseler
    Taster
    Tax Collector
    Teacher
    Templar
    Thatcher
    Theologian
    Thief
    Tile Maker
    Tinker
    Toll Keeper
    Town Crier
    Town Gate Guard
    Toymaker
    Trader
    Trapper
    Treasurer
    Troubadour
    Tutor

    U
    Understudy
    Undertaker
    Urchin

    V
    Vagabond
    Valet
    Valkyrie
    Vassal
    Vicar
    Viking
    Vintner
    Viscount/Viscountess
    Vizier

    W
    Wagoner
    Wainwright
    Warden
    Warder
    Warlock
    Warlord/lady
    Warmage
    Warrior
    Water Bearer
    Watchman
    Watchmaker
    Weapon Master
    Weaponsmith
    Weaver
    Wetnurse
    Wheeler
    Wheelwright
    Wigmaker
    Witch
    Witch Doctor
    Wizard
    Wizard's Staff-Cleaner
    Woodcutter
    Wood Worker
    Wool Comber
    Writer

    X

    Y
    Yeller
    Yeoman

    Z
     
    #1 Diana, Jun 18, 2011
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  2. Apprentice shit carrier XD
    I just found the most awesome job for a main char ever 8D Awesome list!
     
  3. Abbot/Abbess
    Acrobat
    Alchemist
    Armorer
    Astrologer

    Bard
    Barmaid
    Baron
    Baroness
    Bath Attendant
    Beekeeper
    Bishop
    Bowyer
    Brewer

    Calligrapher
    Candlemaker
    Captain of the Guard
    Cardinal
    Cellar Keeper
    Chamber Pot Washer
    Chamberlain
    Chandler
    Cheesemaker
    Chieftain
    Chirurgeon
    Cleric
    Clockmaker
    Cobbler
    Cook
    Courtesan
    Cowherd

    Dairymaid
    Dancer
    Diplomat
    Ditch Digger

    Earl
    Exorcist
    Explorer

    Farmer
    Ferryman
    Fiddler
    Fletcher
    Furrier

    Gamekeeper
    Gardener
    Gem Cutter
    Gladiator
    Glassblower
    Glasspainter
    Goatherd
    Gravedigger
    Graveyard Keeper
    Guard
    Guildmaster
    Gunsmith
    Gypsy

    Harper
    Healer
    Herald
    Herbalist
    Hermit

    Innkeeper
    Inventor

    Jester
    Jeweler
    Juggler

    Kennel Keeper
    Khan

    Labyrinth Guardian
    Lady's Maid
    Locksmith

    Margrave
    Master of Arms
    Mayor
    Messenger
    Miller
    Milliner
    Miner
    Minstrel

    Navigator
    Necromancer
    Nun
    Nurse

    Oracle

    Page
    Painter
    Paladin
    Peddler
    Pickpocket
    Pirate
    Playwright
    Poet
    Potion Brewer
    Prostitute

    Ranger
    Rat Catcher

    Sausage Maker
    Sawbones
    Scout
    Scrivener
    Scullery Maid
    Sculptor
    Serf
    Servant
    Shaman
    Sheep Shearer
    Shepherd/Shepherdess
    Sheriff
    Shipwright
    Shopkeeper
    Silversmith
    Soldier
    Soothsayer
    Spymaster
    Steward
    Storyteller
    Sultan
    Swineherd
    Swordsman

    Thief
    Trapper

    Urchin

    Valet
    Vassal
    Viscount
    Viscountess
    Vizier

    Water Bearer
    Weaponmaster
    Weaver
    Wheelwright
    Witchdoctor
    Woodcutter
    Wool Comber
     
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  4. Tanner!
    Reeve (makes sure peasants don't steal and work hard)
     
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  5. Agent
    Alchemist
    Archer

    Bandit
    Beastmaster
    Bodygaurd

    Cardinal
    Commoner
    Conjurer/Magician
    Councillor
    Culinarian/Cook

    Dragoon

    Elder
    Engineer

    Fencer
    Fisherman
    Freelancer

    Gambler
    Geomancer
    Gladiator
    Goldsmith
    Governor
    Grand Duke

    High Priest

    Judge

    Marauder
    Mascot
    Medic
    Mercanary
    Monk

    Prime Minister
    Prophet (Usually a male role)
    Psychic
    Pugilist
    Puppetmaster

    Scholar
    Seer (Usually a female role)
    Sentinel/Defender
    Slave trader
    Singer
    Songstress
    Swordmaster

    Templar
    Tinker

    Valkyrie
    Viking


    Warden
     
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  6. Don't forget Archer and Arms Master.
     
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  7. Would a "Job Broker" count as a potential job?

    That would defeat the purpose of potential jobs; a job that gives other people jobs.

    He's like the guy who gives you your mission, the middle-person between the person who wants something, and the person who needs to do something.

    Is that not the purpose of this thread?

    IGNORE HER. I say "Job Broker: The Broker of All Sorts of Jobs!"

    That is a mercenary middle-person.

    JOB BROKER!
     
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  8. Surprised no one has said Demon Hunter or Bounty Hunter yet XD
     
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  9. DEMON HUNTER & BOUNTY HUNTER

    And Tracker, Smasher, Basher, and Stasher.

    lol.

    Dragonsmith [those who make stuff with dragon scale, bone, flesh, claw, etc.]
    Xenobiologist, for them intellectually enlightened scientists that study unnatural and magical plants, foreign to the natural world.
     
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  10. Dragon tamer (tames dragons)

    Dragon hunter (hunts dragons, and may or may not sell the body parts)

    Dragon keeper (feed the dragons, clean the dragon cages, they DO NOT tame the dragons, the dragon tamers do.)
     
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  11. Wizard staff-cleaner
    bonus points if they are sick of all the people making dirty jokes about them "polishing staff"
     
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  12. Ostler! Like a horse-handler. Or a groom.
     
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  13. Crier! (A person who would literally cry out important events and announcements throughout the towns - he was the first newscaster!)
     
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  14. Fortune teller
    Farmer
    Follower

    Historian

    Interpreter
    Inscriber
    Innkeeper
     
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  15. Chaplain

    Druid

    Fashion Police (In Medieval times, nobles didn't like wealthy merchants wearing the same clothes they did so they made laws about what they can wear.)

    Magewright

    Slave
     
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  16. Raider/Bandit

    Because Being a Criminal will always technically be a profession.
     
  17. If there's magic, warders to reinforce architecture!
    Also, fire mages to heat underground plumbing networks! Hot water yaaaay~
     
  18. Shaman
    Spirit Medium
    Fortune Teller
     
  19. Here is my alphabet. (job description here) Some of these are only good with magic, but this is fantasy.

    Acrobat, Apothecary owner (owns medicine store)
    Blood-Letter (doctor who specializes in the art of using leeches and tools to get rid of bad blood) Breeder(horses, hunting dogs, etc.)Brewer
    Cooper(the man that makes barrels), Chambermaid, Cook, Chamber pot crafter(the person who makes chamber pots, probably in high demand)
    Ditcher(digs ditches), Dyer
    Executioner, Ewerer (brought heated water to nobles and royalty
    Father, Fool, Furrier, Fish Monger
    Gossiper(it takes lots of work to get the juicy stuff first)
    Hayward(makes sure fences are secure)
    Innkeeper Interpreter of dreams
    Judge (think unfair and cruel), Jester(other word for fool)
    Keeper of the wardrobe(keep the clothes safe) knight
    Librarian, Laird,(small landlord/minor baron) Landlord
    Marauder, Merchant, Miller
    Navigator
    Opener(open doors)
    Pirate, Plunderer
    Questor(go on quests to bring glory to your home)
    Reeve(made sure people did their share and nothing was stolen.) Rat catcher
    Spy, Scribe, Stone Mason
    Traitor, Thief
    Under study(same as modern day- main play character is gone, you step in)
    Vassal(ruled over a part of a baron's land, who he swore fealty to)
    Weaver, Watchman
    Xtra bad wizard (spell caster who does them badly- hired to work for your enemies)
    Yeller(like the crier, but will yell out anything for a price)
    Zebra translator(hey, it's fantasy)
     
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  20. Falconer
    Armsmaster
     
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