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"The Sims 4": Island Living Careers and Odd Jobs Guide

Careers and (odd) jobs.

Careers and (odd) jobs.

The Island of Sulani

Let's take our Sims to the new Island of Sulani and invest ourselves in new careers! The Sims 4: Island Living offers three new part-time jobs and a new full-time career, as well as an entirely new functionality known as Odd Jobs.

The odd jobs

The odd jobs

Odd Jobs

Odd jobs are available to your Sim through the phone just as if they were going to find a career. However, these opportunities are only available throughout the day, starting at 8 AM and ending at 9 PM. Although you cannot pick up more during nighttime hours, each of the tasks you receive will have different deadlines. You can definitely accomplish multiple jobs in a day.

There is a ranking for Odd Jobs that increases as you complete requests, unlocking higher paying jobs that will require that your Sim has higher skills.

Fisherman, Lifeguard, and Diving Part-Time Jobs

These three new part-time jobs feature three ranks, and now with the new update, you can work multiple at once rather than one normal career, as long as you take different shifts! While they may not be very rewarding financially, there are a few bonus perks to unlock by playing them.

Selecting a career

Selecting a career

Fisherman Part-Time Job

Job TitleIncomePromotion RequirementsBonus Rewards

Goldfish Hunter

33§ an hour

Fishing Skill Level 2

None

River Wrangler

40§ an hour

Fishing Skill Level 4

Life of Fish (Object)

Deep Sea Fishing Master

48§ an hour

Max Rank

Swordfish- Mounted

Lifeguard Part-Time Job

Job TitleIncomePromotion RequirementsBonus Rewards

CPR Dummy Stand-In

33§ an hour

Fitness Skill Level 2

None

Wave Watcher

44§ an hour

Fitness Skill Level 4

New Clothes, Lifeguard Life Preserver

Prolific Whistler

48§ an hour

Max Rank

Oversized Lifeguard Beach Towel

Diving Part-Time Job

Job TitleIncomePromotion RequirementsBonus Rewards

Snorkel Guide

45§ an hour

Purchase a Diving Knife from a Diving Buoy

None

Scuba Instructor

59§ an hour

Purchase a Treasure Tool Dive Gear from a Diving Buoy

Scuba Dive Tank

Sunken Treasure Hunter

70§ an hour

Max Rank

Mermaid's Love Treasure Chest

Conservationist

Conservationist

Conservationist Career

A conservationist's job is to survey and improve the environment, a very helpful task based on the original state of Mua Pel'am. Your Sim will gain the ability to survey natural objects (plants, rocks, etc.) and, with promotions, gain more new abilities based on their branch. Completing tasks for this job and using related interactions will help increase the overall health of Mua Pel'am.

Job TitleIncomeRequirements for PromotionDaily TaskBonus Rewards

Wildlife Enthusiast

14§ an hour

None

Research Conservation

None

Field Assistant

18§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 2

Spread Conservation Awareness to Others

Enthuse about Conservation

Land Surveyor

25§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 3

Spread Conservation Awareness to Others

Can Spray Invasive Species

Wildlife Technician

37§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 4

Spread Conservation Awareness to Others

Write Conservation Article

Nature Historian

43§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 5

Spread Conservation Awareness to Others

The Conservation Canoe

Conservation Director

62§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 6

Spread Conservation Awareness to Others

New Conservationist Clothes, Activate Flower Sail, Deactivate Flower Sail

Environmental Manager and Marine Biologist Branches

Once you've reached this point, you'll be forced to choose between one of two branches; Environmental Manager or Marine Biologist. Environmental Managers handle conservation in a more political manner, whereas Marine Biologists obviously focus more on researching ocean wildlife.

Environmental Managers get the option over the phone to Consult on Global Policies. By doing so, they can enforce new laws that will help the island flourish. You need to keep consulting on them, though, in order to make sure they are enforced. Your Sim can also now Prepare Grant Applications and Submit Grant Applications, earning them simoleons and more points towards the overall health of Sulani.

Marine Biologists, however, will spend most of their time at the deep sea diving buoys. They may even discover new wildlife during their surveys.

Both branches gain the ability to shoot nature documentaries, which costs 500 simoleons.

Consult on global policies

Consult on global policies

Environmental Manager Branch

Job TitleIncomeRequirements for PromotionDaily TaskBonus Rewards

Conservation Regulator

127§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 8, Charisma Skill Level 2

Prepare Grant Application

Consult on Global Policy, Prepare Grant Application, Submit Grant Application

Sustainability Specialist

178§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 9, Charisma Skill Level 4

Prepare Grant Application

Write Conservation Paper

Environmental Ambassador

231§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 10, Charisma Skill Level 6

Prepare Grant Application

Shoot Nature Documentary

Chief Sustainability Officer

340§ an hour

Max Rank

Prepare Grant Application

Natural Speaker Reward Trait, "Can you see me now?" Camera

Environmental manager branch

Environmental manager branch

Marine Biologist Branch

Job TitleIncomeRequirements for Promotion Daily Task Bonus Rewards

Ocean Observer

87§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 8, Fitness Level 2

Survey Ocean Wildlife

Enthuse about Marine Biology, Survey Ocean Wildlife

Fisheries Specialist

130§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 8, Fitness Skill Level 4

Survey Ocean Wildlife

Survey Ocean Floor

Aquatic Ecologist

208§ an hour

Logic Skill Level 10, Fitness Skill Level 6

Survey Ocean Wildlife

New Marine Biologist Clothes, Shoot Nature Documentary

Master of Marine Affairs

325§ an hour

Max Rank

Survey Ocean Wildlife

Master of the Sea Reward Trait

Thank you for reading! Now that you're informed on all the new things get out there and enjoy Sulani!