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The Sims 3 Military Career Track

This Sims 3 Guide was originally written for the PC and Mac versions of the game, but also will help owners of the console versions - PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Please remember some info or numbers may have changed.

Military Career Track in the Sims 3The military career track will require the Athletic and Handiness skills. Athletic will come first, so it's the skill your Sim should start hitting early. To apply for the military career track in the Sims 3, have them go to the military base. There aren't really any special bonuses for the upper level job in this career, but it is quite unique. Astronauts work one day a week and make a massive sum of cash in that one day, more than enough to live on. Your Sim can then spend the rest of the week working on their hobbies and other skills.

    Lifetime Wishes Associated with this Career Track
  • Become an Astronaut - This is the only really obvious choice for an easy with for the Military career. Starting in this career can lead to many other different job opportunities as you rise in the ranks however, so you could be creative.

The Sims 3 Military Career Track: Pay Rate, Hours Worked and Skill Reqs

Career Track
Job TitleWork HoursSalary/Pay Rate
Wages Earned/Day
Job Promotion &
Work Promotion Factors
1Latrine CleanerMon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood
2Mess Hall ServerMon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood
3GruntMon, Tue, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood, Handiness
4Squad LeaderMon, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood, Handiness, Boss
5Flight OfficerMon, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood, Handiness, Boss
6WingmanMon, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood, Handiness, Boss
7Fighter PilotMon, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood, Handiness, Boss
8Squadron LeaderMon, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood, Handiness, Boss
9Top GunMon, Wed, Fri
Athletic, Mood, Handiness, Boss
$6012 in one day
Athletic, Mood, Handiness, Boss

Military Career Events

There are a number of minor events which can result in promotions and job performance increases. Along the way, you'll have multiple opportunities to jump to different career tracks. Military is a springboard for other careers, just as in in life. However, assuming you stick with your guns and rise to the top, you will not see many events. Astronauts only get one event with a choice: either break rank and meet a cute reporter or brush off the reporter. You should always brush them off, because trying to get their phone number will result in your Sim having an embarassed moodlet.

Good Traits for The Sims 3's Military Career Track

Even latrine cleaners need a little athletic skill. This is used heavily throughout the career track. Take athletics to help your Sim raise the skill faster.

Handiness will appear early in the career track, so military men and women will do well with this trait. It will make the skill go up faster, and upgrading their home will be a cinch because they'll never fail.

Look to Good Traits For Every Career for more ideas.

Military Career Uniforms
Sims 3 Military Uniform: Grunt
Grunt Uniform
Sims 3 Military Uniform: Wingman
Wingman Uniform
Sims 3 Military Uniform: Squadron Leader
Squadron Leader Uniform
Sims 3 Military Uniform: Top Gun
Top Gun Uniform
Sims 3 Military Uniform: Astronaut
Astronaut Uniform
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Share Tips and FAQs (4)

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Jon says...
The Brave trait gives a bonus to Military (and Law Enforcement) careers. With Athletic, Brave and Ambitious, along with Multi-tasker, I got a promotion every day with a recent sim, without really even trying! It's not the most interesting career but it's great for a sim you're not paying much attention to.
4th May 2014 8:55am
Cross-boy says...
I realize that u have to immediately start ya career and make sure you work on ya promotions/raises you'll become old and die lol.. Starting a new game (Sims 3)
4th August 2013 12:28am
gremily says...
If you immediately want to go to level 10 of the any career choices hit shift control and c and then type in "testingcheatsenabled true" Then with that sim click on the mailbox holding down shift. After that hit "set career" then choose the career you would like and the ranking you would like to be.
17th July 2017 4:33pm
harry says...
How can you get your pet back or revive because it glitched and got stuck under a house. My sim did the same thing before and she died and I was able to revive now my cat did the same thing and the government took it away. I have the ps3 version.
27th September 2015 2:05am
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