Careers

Here is a Simple list of Careers, and their use/place in the world:

Stolen shamelessly, after realizing I was duplicating a lot of work that had already been done for me…

Learned
Academic – a scholar or sage — astrologer, cartographer, historian, philosopher, etc.
Architect – a master builder
Ascetic – a hermit or wandering monk
Barber – a doctor, surgeon, bloodletter, dentist, and haircutter
Barrister – a lawyer
Bureaucrat – a local functionary, servant to some more powerful political figure
Chemist or Alchemist – A mixer of compounds with a variety of effects
Engineer – a builder of roads, bridges, castles, fortifications, and siege engines
Herald – an announcer and deliverer of news on behalf of a lord
Monk/Nun – a lay cleric devoted to prayer and spirituality
Scribe – skilled in taking dictation or copying documents

Lesser Nobility
Adventurer – a minor scion of a noble house who’s chosen to wander the world
Dilettante – a minor scion of a noble house who dabbles in various interests
Diplomat – a representative of his house in dealings with other noble houses
Knight – a well-trained warrior, skilled with sword and lance
Minister – a political figure appointed by the ruler to govern a specific area or to oversee a domain; also lesser but important officials, such as a reeve or judge
Page – a very young noble beginning his training to be a knight
Squire – a young noble progressing on the path to knighthood, perhaps herself a capable warrior

Professionals
Armorer
Artist – a painter of portraits
Baker
Blacksmith
Bookbinder
Bowyer
Brewer – a maker of beer and ale
Bricklayer – a laborer skilled in the building of walls and ducts
Butcher
Candlemaker or Chandler
Carpenter – an elite tradesman, skilled in math as well as woodworking
Cartwright – a maker and repairer of carts and wagons
Clothier – a garment-maker
Cobbler or Shoemaker – makes and mends shoes
Cook
Cooper – a barrel-maker
Dyer – a maker of inks, paints, dyes, and stains
Engraver
Furrier
Glassblower
Goldsmith or Silversmith
Hatter
Innkeeper or Tavern-keeper
Jeweler
Joiner – a maker of furniture
Leatherworker
Locksmith
Mason
Merchant
Moneylender
Potter
Shipwright – a builder of ships
Tax Collector
Tinker – a traveling craftsman who repairs tin pots and other small items, often also a peddler
Torturer
Trader – by land or by sea
Vintner – a maker of wines
Weaver

The Working Class
Boatman – travel by lake or river
Coachman – driver of a coach
Farmer
Fisherman
Gravedigger
Groom – one who tends animals
Herdsman – a keeper of livestock
Hunter or Trapper
Messenger
Miller
Miner
Painter or Limner
Peddler – an itinerant merchant of goods
Ratcatcher
Sailor
Seamstress
Servant – maid, butler, attendant, steward, etc.
Stevedore – one who loads and unloads goods from sailing ships or caravan
Martial
Bodyguard
Bounty Hunter
Forester – a ranger or game warden, often empowered to act as law enforcement within the forest
Gatekeeper or Toll Keeper
Jailer
Mercenary or Soldier
Watchman

Scoundrels and the Underclass
Assassin
Bandit, Mugger, or Thug – steals by force; often part of a gang of thieves
Beggar
Burglar – steals by breaking and entering
Drunk or Pub Crawler
Fence – finds buyers for stolen goods, may serve as a pawnbroker
Gambler
Pickpocket or Cutpurse – steals by stealth
Procurer – streetwise specialists in finding whatever their client might be looking for
Prostitute
Slaver
Smuggler – moves stolen or illegal goods
Wanderer – a “barbarian” nomad, drifter, or rover

Entertainers
Acrobat
Actor
Clown
Dancer
Fortune-teller – might well have real power in a fantasy world
Juggler
Minstrel
Prestidigitator – stage magician
Storyteller

Careers

Alon-Dar Ashton