Unique Jobs For Fantasy Characters

Unique Jobs For Fantasy Characters

As much as I love royals, witches, rebels and assassins, there are other jobs out there for your fantasy heroes! We can learn a lot about your world by seeing it from the perspective of a beekeeper or a low diplomat. 

If you need some ideas of unique fantasy jobs, check out this list I made for you below. There's a mix of real historical jobs with a touch of whimsy (hello papermakers) and fantasy jobs like curse breakers.


  • Papermaker
  • Taxidermist
  • Historian of magic
  • Wandmaker
  • Plague Doctor
  • Cursebreaker
  • Botanist
  • Falconer
  • Potion Sommelier
  • Poison Taster
  • Diplomat
  • Cycloptician
  • Hero Chronicler
  • Apothecary
  • Mapmaker
  • Jester
  • Dragon hunter
  • Astrologer
  • Ice Cutter
  • Perfumemaker
  • Charm Maker
  • Silversmith
  • Crystal Miner
  • Magic Clockmaker
  • Horticulturist
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  • Cryptographer
  • Star Catcher
  • Trapper
  • Mermaid Fisher
  • Jailer
  • Scrivener
  • Selkie Seamstress
  • Gravedigger
  • Sin Eater
  • Demonologist*
  • Butler to Faeries
  • Glassblower
  • Alchemy Professor
  • Royal Enchanter
  • Almoner
  • Debt Collector
  • Arrow Maker
  • Gallowglass
  • Bone Carver
  • Inquisitor
  • Serpent Charmer
  • Beekeeper
  • Fairy Ring Guard

*Did you read that as dermatologist? I did when I was double-checking for repeats


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