The Sims 4 Tech Guru Career Guide

This in-depth career guide briefs you about the Tech Guru profession in The Sims 4, including the best skills, career levels and cheats.

Tech Guru is one of the best career options in The Sims 4 because you can enjoy and earn money while pursuing this career. You will have two wonderful options, programming and Gaming, to choose from. Instead of grunt work from 9 to 5 in another career, this career will give you more money in the beginning by doing simple tasks like playing games.

Being a Tech Guru, you can choose between developing applications, games, and hacking. This guide will give you all the information about the Tech Guru profession in The Sims 4, including the best skills, career levels, job rankings, best mods, and cheats.

How to Become a Tech Guru in The Sims 4?

To take a Tech Guru career in The Sims 4, you first need a computer. Then go to the Career Panel in the bottom right corner and choose Tech Guru from the list of options. Then, you’ll be given the choice of a level 1 job, which in your instance is Live Chat Support Agent.

The game has mandated a compulsory requirement to have level 2 programming to increase your level as a Tech Guru. Exercise your programming skills for four hours, and you will automatically be converted to a level 2 programmer without any additional exam. You can also learn how to unlock career items in Sims 4 through the linked guide.


You do not need a degree to join the Tech Guru career in The Sims 4.

Best Aspirations / Traits for Tech Guru


There are two sides to the social personality spectrum: introvert and extrovert. The more you are introverted, the less social you are. That’s where the loner attribute comes in because your sims must be the least social to be a loner.

The nature of the work demands them to be on their computer, so we don’t want him socializing with other sims all day. The loner sim will feel weird between people, so consider this before selecting this trait.


Building programs and games require high brain capacity, so genius attributes will be useful if you choose this career. You will get more brain cloud inspiration if you are a genius. Also, you will concentrate more on pulling long hours in front of the screen.


Geek, in simple language, is a person obsessed and expert in his profession, so having that trait in your sim is a plus if you want to excel in a tech profession.

Geeks in Sims 4 will have more fun doing tech-savvy work, like playing video games and brainstorming for a program.

Best Skills for Tech Guru


Programming is the quintessential skill required to excel in the Tech Guru Career. This skill dictates how proficient and efficient you are at programming. The higher your Programming level, the quicker you’ll move through the ranks. The programming skill is required for both branches of the tech guru career.

Video Gaming

Video Gaming is another important skill for the Tech Guru Career path. One that is required for not only the first six levels but also for the eSports branch. If you wish to pursue the eSports branch, level up this skill.


The Charisma skill is relegated only to the Startup Entrepreneur branch of the Tech guru career. It comes into play should you choose to go down this path. Having a higher Charisma means you can easily sway and convince people around you. Level up this skill if you want to earn big bucks through the Startup Entrepreneur branch.

Tech Guru Career Levels and Job Ranks

The Tech Guru Career has 10 levels and splits into two branches at level 7; eSports Gamer and Startup Entrepreneur. The latter is the best branch as it nets you the most money at level 10; $2580/day. Additionally, this branch also offers better promotion bonuses.

LevelJobSalaryPromotion RequirementsRewards
1Live Chat Support Agent$248/dayPlay Video Gamesnil
2Quality Assurance$342/dayPlay Video Games and Level 2 ProgrammingStainless Steel Auto-Pot and $375 bonus
3Code Monkey$423/dayPlay Video Games and Level 3 ProgrammingHard Drive and $506 bonus
4Ace Engineer$504/dayLevel 3 Programming and Level 2 Video GamingThe Sentinel and $633 bonus
5Project Manager$584/dayLevel 5 Programming and Level 4 Video GamingThe Hipster Hugger and $760 bonus
6Development Captain$624/dayLevel 6 Programming and Level 5 Video GamingAward for Excellence in Science and $874 bonus

eSports Gamer Career Levels and Job Ranks

LevelJobSalaryPromotion RequirementsRewards
7eSports Competitor$1089/dayLevel 6 Programming and Video GamingStack of CDs and $933 bonus
8Pro Gamer$1358/dayLevel 7 Programming and Level 8 Video GamingRevanne Poster and $2, 177 bonus
9APM King/Queen$1566/dayLevel 8 Programming and Level 10 Video GamingTop Secret Computer and $2,721 bonus
10Champion Gamer$1968/daynilPrioPerfection Motion Sensor Game Mat and $3,129 bonus

 Startup Entrepreneur Career Levels and Job Ranks

LevelJobSalaryPromotion RequirementsRewards
LevelJobSalaryPromotion RequirementsRewards
7The Next Big Thing?$686/dayLevel 8 Programming and Level 2 CharismaA Stroke of Genius and $933 bonus
8Independent Consultant$1110/dayLevel 9 Programming and Level 4 CharismaMinimalist Unplant and $2,394 bonus
9Dot-Com Pioneer$2226/dayLevel 10 Programming and Level 6 CharismaLight of My Life painting and $3,112 bonus
10Start Up Genius$2580/daynilPlasmatron 300 Flat Screen TV and $5,335 bonus

You can also make use of Chance Cards to progress your career. They appear at random while you’re at work and there is no wrong or right answer.

Best Mods for Playing Tech Guru Career

Tech Guru Work from home

If you work from home, the daily routine will be the same with this mod. You can either work from home, send your sim to work one hour before work time, or take a day off. With this mod, you will get two tasks daily. You will work like the below if you are a beginner:

  • Take part in games.
  • Make games with mods
  • Play modified games, make plugins, and improve your programming and video gaming abilities.

You will be earning more working from home. If you choose to become an entrepreneur, then you will be given startup tasks like:

  • Make a mobile app.
  • Develop a game and begin hacking stuff.
  • Learn about the Sims in various neighborhoods.
  • Make a loan request.

Tech Guru Career Cheats

Press Control + Shift + C to go to the career cheats menu in The Sims 4. After you’ve reached the menu, type testingcheats on or test cheats true and press enter. After that, input any of the following codes to activate them:


You may use “careers.promote techguru” to advance your sim’s Tech Guru career and reach level 10 without learning higher levels of certain skills. Higher levels come with more salary and benefits.


If you wish your sim to go back a level, use “careers. Demote techguru”. This hack won’t let you return if you’ve picked a professional branch.

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