Get to Work: Doctor Career

How to unlock your career as Sims 4 Doctor?
Get to Work: Doctor Career
Authored by : JessicaSprater
Last updated on 15 June, 2024

The Doctor Career is an available interactive profession that comes with the Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack. Not only are you able to go with your sim to work, but you can unlock new interactions, treat patients, give medical advice, and much more.

Whether you are trying to figure out if you want to purchase the Get to Work expansion pack, or need help navigating the Doctor Career, this article will give you an overview of the Doctor Career, explain how to max out the career, and much more.

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Sims 4 Get to Work

The Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack added many new interactive careers and new experiences you can enjoy with your sims. With the Get to Work expansion you can join your sims at their job, they can join multiple new professions including the Doctor, Scientist, or Detective. You can also purchase and run a retail lot and sell items your sims create or collect.

Not only can you go to work with your sims now, you also get the chance to interact with new civic center lots that are not available in the base game. The civic center lots are lots that you cannot go visit while you travel. When you join your sims at one of the new careers you will load into one of these civic center lots.

If you are wondering how you can visit the hospital I wrote this article on where to find the hospital and how your sim can visit to the hospital and I even show you how you can edit the lot to make it your own.

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How to join the doctor career

You can use either your phone, a computer, or your sim's career tab to find a job. To use your phone you want to select the Business button (the yellow one with a briefcase in it) and then select "Find a Job." Once you click on find a job a menu with all the available careers will appear.

To find a job using a computer you want to click on the computer, then select "career" and then "Find a Job." Lastly, you can use your sim's career tab, it is the small briefcase next to your sim's aspiration, and if your sim does not currently have a job you will see a an option to "Join a Career." If your sim already has a job this option won't be under your career tab. Instead, this is where you will go to find information on your sim's career, such as schedule, vacation days, salary, and more.

To join the doctor career you will want to select the doctor career when the menu of the available careers appear. Your sim will start out as a process server and will have to work hard to climb the ranks of the legal field.

If you are wondering how your sim can take advantage of their paid vacation days you can learn more in this article.

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Climbing the ranks of the doctor career

Your sim can join the doctor career as a Medical Intern and work their way through the ten levels and earn their way to become the Chief of Staff of the Willow Creek Hospital. The Doctor Career is great for players who want to play through their sim's day. You will be required to perform certain promotional tasks for each level of the career, such as successfully diagnosis a certain number of patients, or performing other tasks successfully while joining your sim at work.

sims 4 medical intern


Below you can find exactly what to expect your sim's schedule and wages to look like as you progress throughout the doctor career.

Career LevelScheduleWageBonuses
(1) Medical InternS,M,T,F,Sat - 7:00 am-3:00 pm$18/hrN/A
(2) OrderlyS,M,T,W,Sat - 7:00 am-3:00 pm$23/hr$192 
New Clothes
Doctor Xavier Ray's Display
Not So Blind Eye Chart
(3) Medical AssistantS,M,T,W,T - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm$35/hr$256
Use of X-Ray machines at work to scan and exam patients
Can now Give Medical Advice
Can now Give Bad Medical Advice if you have level 3 Mischief
(4) Medical TechnologistM,T,W,Th,F - 9:00 am - 5:00 pm$49/hr$312
New Clothes
Defeat the Darkness Surgical Light
Medical Treadmills can now be used to further examine patient's condition
(5) Assistant NurseS,T,W,F - 6:00 am - 4:00 pm$68/hr$384
Restless Thankless Medical Stool 
Can now use Surgery Tables to treat the most severe patients at work
Can now Check Hotness
(6) R.N.M,W,Th,Sat - 7:00 am - 5:00 pm$95/hr$576
Doctor of Medicine Diploma
Can now Determine Baby's Gender on Pregnant Sims
(7) Doctor - General PractitionerS,T,Th,F - 8:00 am - 6:00 pm$135/hr$816
New Clothes
Seat of Health
(8) Medical SpecialistS,M,W,F - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm$195/hr$1,136
The Diligent Doctor's Desk
Sickness Resistance Trait
(9) SurgeonM,W,Th,Sat - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm$245$1,496
Skelly Sim
(10) Chief of StaffM,T,Th,F - 9:00 am - 7:00 pm$280$1,720
Doctor Career Styled Room
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Degrees that help your sim in the doctor career

If you have the Sims 4 Discovery University, you can enroll your sim in university, I explain enrollment process in detail in this article, and earn a degree that can help boost your career performance and pay. The discover university expansion

The discover university expansion allows sims to earn different levels of degrees. Depending on your sim's skills and high school performance they can be selected for a distinguished degree program. A distinguished degree will give your sim an advantage in the job market, you can earn more at each level of your doctor career than someone with a normal degree. You can earn a distinguished biology degree from Foxbury institute.

Sims also have the ability to graduate with honors if they perform well at university. Graduating with honors will also boost your sim's starting position and earning abilities in their doctor career. You can graduate with honors with either a normal or distinguished degree at the University of Britechester or Foxbury Institute.

Depending on the type of degree you earn you will start at a different position in the doctor career and receive a signing bonus anywhere from $960 to $1248.

Biology Degree TypeStarting LevelStarting PaySigning Bonus
Distinguished Biology Degree with Honors8$274/hr$1,248
Distinguished Biology Degree7$187/hr$1,200
Biology Degree with Honors7$183/hr$1,056
Biology Degree6$125/hr$960

The type of degree also affects how much your sim earns as they level up and max out the Doctor career. If you earn a distinguished degree with honors you end up earning $25 more an hour than a sim with a normal biology degree without honors.

Title/LevelDistinguished w/ HonorsDistinguishedWith HonorsBiology Degree
Doctor - General PractitionerN/A$187/hrN/A$178/hr
Medical SpecialistN/A$271/hr$265/hr$257/hr
Chief of Staff$394/hr$389/hr$380/hr$369/hr
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How to perform the daily tasks

The Doctor Career is one of the professions included with the Sims 4 Get to Work expansion pack. Each work day you can choose to join your sim at work and play through each work day to help your sim advance in their career, or send them alone like you would with any other job.

When you join your sim at work you will enter a loading screen and end up at the Willow Creek Hospital where you will carry out your work day. You will find a progress bar with task underneath it at the top left of your screen. Your goal is to fill up the progress bar by completing as may tasks as you possibly can.

sims 4 perform daily tasks

Doctors are often tasked with having to greet patients, run tests, finding diagnosis, swab patients for samples, make beds, and much more. When you finish a task you will see that the particular task will disappear and a new one will become available.

With each task you finish you should see the progress bar above your tasks start to fill up. If you fill the progress bar up all the way, your sim will gain a large performance boost, making your sim on the way to the next level in the Doctor Career.

If you decide to send your sim to work alone, you will have the same options that you would with other career paths. You will see a small briefcase on your selected sim's profile and you can have them work hard, socialize with co-workers, leave early, or slack off. If you choose work hard your sim will gain a good bit of performance.

While you do not need to necessarily join your sim at work to fill up the performance bar, you do need to complete the promotional tasks that usually require you to interact with patients at work. Unlike a few of the other professions, such as the scientist career, you will need to join your sim at work from time to time to complete the promotional tasks.

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