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Julia H. West's Writing Ideas and Prompts

Random Science Fiction Character Jobs or Occupations

Most people think of themselves in terms of their jobs. "I'm a star pilot." "I'm a xenobotanist." Your characters probably do too. This is a list of jobs/professions/careers which you can give characters in your science fiction story. If you need more than one job for your story (you probably will), just click the refresh button on your browser and a new job will appear below. Right now this future/science fiction list is pretty sketchy. You might want to check the much lengthier lists of contemporary jobs or medieval/fantasy jobs as well. Many of the contemporary jobs (perhaps with a futuristic twist) can be used for futuristic/science fiction stories as well. If you have ideas for futuristic jobs to add to this list, please e-mail me at: julia at

Last updated 18 June 2011

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