The Sims 4 Athlete Career Guide

The athlete career is one of many careers in The Sims 4 that is quite straightforward. This career allows you to earn money using fitness skills. This guide will cover all the details you need about Athlete Career in Sims 4 like its skills, traits, career levels, best mods and tips.

How to become an athlete in The Sims 4?

You can start working as an athlete by going to the phone and selecting Find a Job. You can also go to the Career panel in the lower right corner and select the Find a job option.

Here you will find a complete list of available careers. Choose Athlete from the list if you want to advance in this career.

Best Skills and Traits for Athletes

Some of the best astronaut skills and traits are given below.


Maximizing active traits is important for athletes because this career depends on fitness skills. With this trait, you can pick up skills quickly and your Sims will enjoy the exercise. You can say this is a necessary trait for your career as an athlete in any branch.

Bracing Breeze

While your Sim is exercising, it will give you an energized mood. Because of this, you have a better workout and the rate at which you acquire skills will be increased.

Love the outdoors

Since your Sim will be spending a lot of time outdoors, this trait is also very important. You will get both Charisma and Fitness with this trait. This trait will help the sim stay happy outdoors so you can just go out and have a good run session.


This trait can make your house a better place to learn the Charisma skill. Home will become a better place to talk with others.

Athlete career levels and job rankings

After leveling up 4 times, your career will split into two different branches. Details on the four levels you go through before your career is split into two branches are given below.

Level Use Salary
1 water person $112/day
2 Cloakroom Attendant $133/day
3 Team mascot $196/day
4 Captain of the dance team $273/day

Career Levels and Bodybuilder Job Rankings

Once you have completed the fourth level of your athlete career, there are two branches to choose from. The first branch is Bodybuilder, and its levels, jobs, and salaries are listed below.

Level Use Salary
5 Personal trainer $329/day
6 Professional bodybuilder $399/day
seven champion bodybuilder $595/day
8 Coach of the Stars $894/day
9 celebrity bodybuilder $1674/day
ten Mr. or Mrs. Solar System $3000/day

Career levels and professional rankings of professional athletes

The second branch is Pro Athlete, and its levels, jobs, and salaries are listed below.

Level Use Salary
5 minor leaguer $357/day
6 Beginner $462/day
seven Hall $602/day
8 All Star $910/day
9 MVP $1452/day
ten Hall of fame $1998/day

The Sims 4 Athlete Cheats

You can also improve your athletic career by using cheats. You can access these cheats by heading to the cheat console by pressing Ctrl+Shift+C.

If you are playing this game on Mac, you can use Command + Shift + C. For console, you can use R1 + R2 + L1 + L2. For Xbox One, you need to press all four shoulder buttons to access the cheat console.

Once the cheat console appears, type Test cheats True or Testingcheats and press Enter to enable cheats. For a quick promotion, you can type careers.promoting athletics, and the athlete will be promoted to the next level. You can use this cheat until you reach the required level.

You can also max out other skills using the cheats below.

  • Aptitude:set_skill_level Skill_Fitness 10
  • Charisma:set_skill_level Major_Charisma 10

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