I made a list of every profession I could think of in Dungeons & Dragons

May 15, 2019
Professions
Work

I couldn't find many good lists of DnD professions online, besides the typical "Player Background" ones, so I decided to have something ready as an reference for any NPC or Player Background we'll need in the future. Feedback and suggestions very welcome, because I'm sure I forgot things here and there.

Update I: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1DbTqkg6b6oq_aKM-Oar3CBXM2HzMF_NY

Update II: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1fu1OU4zkvm3_H0TxF79xccWaf5EhoECc

Update III: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gw5vZdIEkz4x4--NHggR4IkvqCOYrKIp (Huge update with this last one, we're at 362 professions and I never dreamed of breaking 300. Thanks to everyone who contributed to this. I'm gonna keep working and pressing forward with it. Feedback still very very welcome!)


Newest Update, Draft Five: https://drive.google.com/file/d/116ybB5daRqYdQNOKn-xzhqJ-uWNvqATe/view?usp=sharing(We're at 422 professions now. Still have a couple hundred to add. Let's see how far we can go.)


Edit: I hate to be that guy but it's the first time I've gotten gold and I want to thank whoever gifted it to me. I'll be updating this list over the next week or so - be sure to check in. I'm already at 450 professions in my next draft. If you want a Word Doc. of the list, feel free to message me.


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AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, & FORESTRY

  1. Animal Handler
  2. Arborist
  3. Beekeeper
  4. Birdcatcher
  5. Cowherd
  6. Dairyboy/Dairymaid
  7. Falconer
  8. Farmer
  9. Fisher
  10. Forager
  11. Gamekeeper
  12. Groom
  13. Herder
  14. Horse Trainer
  15. Hunter
  16. Master-of-Hounds
  17. Miller
  18. Prospector
  19. Ranger
  20. Renderer
  21. Shepherd
  22. Stablehand
  23. Thresher
  24. Trapper
  25. Vintner
  26. Woodcutter
  27. Zookeeper

ARCHITECTURE & CONSTRUCTION

28. Architect

29. Brickmaker

30. Brickmason

31. Carpenter

32. Claymason

33. Plasterer

34. Roofer

35. Stonemason

36. Streetlayer

ARTS, The

37. Acrobat

38. Actor

39. Chef

40. Dancer

41. Gladiator

42. Glasspainter

43. Jester

44. Illuminator

45. Minstrel

46. Musician

47. Painter

48. Piper

49. Playwright

50. Poet

51. Sculptor

52. Singer/Soprano

53. Tattooist

54. Wrestler/Brawler

55. Writer

BUSINESS & TRADE

56. Accountant

57. Banker

58. Brothel Owner/Pimp

59. Chandler

60. Collector

61. Entrepreneur

62. Fishmonger

63. General Contractor

64. Grocer

65. Guild Master

66. Innkeeper

67. Ironmonger

68. Merchant

69. Peddler

70. Plantation Owner

71. Speculator

72. Street Vendor

73. Thriftdealer

74. Tradesman

COMMUNICATIONS

75. Courier

76. Herald

77. Interpreter

78. Linguist

79. Messenger

80. Town Crier

81. Translator

CRAFTSMAN

82. Armorer

83. Blacksmith

84. Bladesmith

85. Bookbinder

86. Bowyer

87. Brewer

88. Broom Maker

89. Candlemaker

90. Cartwright

91. Cobbler

92. Cooper/Hooper

93. Cutler

94. Embroiderer

95. Engraver

96. Fletcher

97. Furniture Artisan

98. Furrier

99. Glazier/Glassmaker

100. Glovemaker

101. Goldsmith/ Silversmith

102. Hatter/Milliner

103. Jeweler

104. Leatherworker

105. Locksmith

106. Mercer

107. Potter

108. Printer

109. Rope-maker

110. Saddler

111. Seamstress/Tailor

112. Soaper

113. Tanner

114. Taxidermist

115. Thatcher

116. Tinker

117. Toymaker

118. Watchmaker

119. Weaponsmith

120. Weaver

121. Wheelwright

122. Whittler

123. Woodcarver

CRIME

124. Assassin

125. Bandit

126. Burglar

127. Charlatan/Conman

128. Cockfighter/ Gamefighter

129. Crime Boss

130. Cutpurse

131. Drug Lord

132. Fence

133. Kidnapper

134. Loan Shark

135. Outlaw

136. Pirate

137. Poacher

138. Smuggler

139. Thief/Rogue

EDUCATION, SCIENCE, & MATH

140. Anthropologist

141. Apprentice

142. Archaeologist

143. Archivist

144. Artificer

145. Astrologer

146. Botanist

147. Cartographer

148. Chemist

149. Dean

150. Engineer

151. Historian

152. Horologist

153. Librarian

154. Mathematician

155. Philosopher

156. Professor

157. Scholar/Researcher

158. Scribe

159. Student

160. Teacher

161. Theologian

162. Tutor

GOVERNMENT & LAW

163. Archduke/ Archduchess

164. Aristocrat

165. Baron/Baroness

166. Chancellor

167. Chief

168. Constable

169. Count/Countess

170. Courtier

171. Diplomat

172. Duke/Duchess

173. Emperor/Empress

174. Judge

175. King/Queen

176. Knight

177. Lady-in-Waiting

178. Lawyer/Advocate

179. Marquess

180. Master of Coin

181. Master of the Revels

182. Minister

183. Noble

184. Orator/Spokesman

185. Prince/Princess

186. Steward

187. Squire

188. Tax Collector

189. Viscount/ Viscountess

190. Ward

HEALTH

191. Alchemist

192. Apothecary

193. Bloodletter

194. Doctor

195. Healer

196. Herbalist

197. Midwife

198. Mortician

199. Nurse

200. Physician

201. Surgeon/ Chirurgeon

202. Veterinarian

HOSPITALITY & COMMON LABOR

203. Baker

204. Barber

205. Barkeep

206. Barmaid

207. Butcher

208. Charcoal Maker

209. Chatelaine/ Majordomo

210. Chimney Sweeper

211. Clerk

212. Cook

213. Copyist

214. Croupier

215. Distiller

216. Florist

217. Gardener

218. Gongfarmer

219. Gravedigger

220. Housemaid

221. Kitchen Drudge

222. Laborer

223. Lamplighter

224. Landscaper

225. Laundry Worker

226. Longshoreman

227. Maid/Butler

228. Miner

229. Orphanage Caretaker

230. Page

231. Pastry Chef

232. Plumer

233. Porter

234. Prostitute

235. Rag-and-Bone Man

236. Slave

237. Street Sweeper

238. Tavern Worker

239. Vermin Catcher

240. Water Bearer

MAGICAL ARTS, The

241. Abjurer

242. Archmage

243. Augurer

244. Conjuror

245. Elementalist

246. Enchanter/ Enchantress

247. Evoker

248. Hearth-witch

249. Illusionist

250. Mage

251. Necromancer

252. Ritualist

253. Runecaster

254. Sage

255. Seer/Oracle

256. Shaman

257. Shapeshifter

258. Sorcerer/Sorceress

259. Summoner

260. Transmuter

261. Warlock

262. Witchdoctor

263. Witch

264. Wizard

265. Wordsmith

MILITARY & SECURITY

266. Admiral

267. Archer

268. Bailiff

269. Bodyguard

270. Bouncer

271. Captain

272. Castellan

273. Cavalier

274. City Watch

275. Detective/ Investigator

276. Duelist

277. Executioner

278. Fireman

279. Guard

280. General

281. Jailer

282. Man-at-Arms

283. Marshall

284. Mercenary

285. Sapper

286. Sentinel

287. Sergeant

288. Sergeant-at-Arms

289. Scout

290. Siege Artillerist

291. Slave Driver

292. Soldier

293. Spearman

294. Spy

295. Tactician

296. Torturer

297. Warden

298. Warmage

RELIGION

299. Abbot/Abbess

300. Acolyte

301. Archbishop

302. Bishop

303. Cardinal

304. Chaplain

305. Clergy

306. Cleric

307. Cultist

308. Cult Leader

309. Diviner

310. Friar

311. High Priest/Pope

312. Inquisitor

313. Missionary

314. Monk

315. Nun

316. Paladin

317. Pardoner

318. Priest

319. Prophet

320. Sexton

321. Templar

TRANSPORTATION

322. Boatman

323. Bosun

324. Cabbie/Wagoner

325. Caravaneer

326. Caravan Guard

327. Charioteer

328. Ferryman

329. First Mate

330. Helmsman

331. Navigator

332. Purser

333. Sailor

334. Sea Captain

335. Shipwright

336. Swab

UNEMPLOYED, SELF-EMPLOYED, & OUTCAST

337. Adventurer

338. Beggar

339. Blood Hunter/ Monster Hunter

340. Bounty Hunter

341. Deserter

342. Disgraced Noble

343. Dungeon Delver

344. Elder/Retiree

345. Exile

346. Explorer

347. Ex-Criminal

348. Far Traveler

349. Folk Hero

350. Fool

351. Gambler

352. Grave Robber/ Tomb Raider

353. Heckler

354. Heretic

355. Hermit

356. Housewife/ Househusband

357. Pilgrim

358. Rebel/Political Dissident

359. Refugee

360. Runaway Slave

361. Squatter

362. Urchin

363. Vagabond

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