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All Minecraft Villager Jobs Explained (2024)

Want to know all the current Villager Jobs in Minecraft? Check out our guide to find out everything about it.

Villagers are passive mobs that can be the most useful for their varying professions. Considering the different professions, their behavior and appearance or outfits also differ drastically. These professions range from a Shepherd to a Librarian. Since not every villager is made or employed equally, many players are confused about their jobs. Don’t worry, check out our guide that explains all the villager jobs in Minecraft. So, here’s everything you need to know about them.

How Many Villager Jobs are there in Minecraft?

Minecraft Villager Jobs
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In total, there are 15 Villagers with different professions as of now. With every assigned job block, you can unlock different trading options to obtain items. However, this excludes one of the villagers called Nitwits who wear green tunics and are always unemployed. While you can hire them for jobs, they cannot make it their profession. This makes them one of the most useless villagers out of all alongside the unemployed villagers.

As for the rest, here’s the list of all the Minecraft villagers and their professions:

  • Armorer
  • Butcher
  • Cartographer
  • Cleric
  • Fisherman
  • Fletcher
  • Librarian
  • Shepherd
  • Farmer
  • Toolsmith
  • Weaponsmith
  • Leatherworker
  • Mason (Java Edition)/ Stone Mason (Bedrock Edition)
  • Nitwit
  • Unemployed villager

So, let’s delve into their professions in more detail:

All the Minecraft Villager Jobs

Minecraft Villager Jobs
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  • Clothing: Welding mask

This villager’s job allows them to trade iron, armor, chainmail items, and other gear like helmets or chestplates. You can also buy various items from them once they have leveled up to the Expert level. If you are wondering how to level up them, raise their experience points.


  • Clothing: Red headband and white apron

A Butcher trades meat, dried kelp, sweet berries, and rabbit stew blocks on interacting with them. But to obtain all the food-related items from this villager, raise their experience level to the maximum.


  • Clothing: Golden monocle

If you love to expand your map in Minecraft, this villager’s job might help you out with that. As a Cartographer, this villager trades compasses, banner patterns, banners, papers, and different maps, including explorer maps.


  • Clothing: Purple apron and creeper cloak

Here’s a villager that’s a perfect match if you want to buy magic items and other enchanting potion ingredients. You can also head over to a Cleric to buy redstone and glowstone dust.


  • Clothing: Straw Hat

As the name of the villager’s profession already implies, a Farmer can trade many farming-related resources. These include natural foods, crops, and various food items like bread, cookies, and vegetables.


  • Clothing: Fisher hat

Quite obviously, you can head to a Fisherman to buy fish alongside various fishing-related items. You can also buy coal, cooked cod, salmon, and many other food items.


  • Clothing: Hat with feather and quiver on the back

Being focussed on bows and arrows, a Fletcher can trade various crafting ingredients used for them. At master and expert levels, you can also use Fletcher to buy enchanted fishing rods.


  • Clothing: Eyeglasses and a book as a hat

If you need more Enchanted Books and name tags, a Librarian might be a perfect villager to meet your demands. All you need to do is trade and level them up to get these Enchanted Books.


  • Clothing: Brown hat with white apron

A Shepherd’s job mostly relies on shearing Loom and their colored dyed wool. These villagers can also trade paintings, carpets or rugs, and banners of any color they wish with you.


  • Clothing: Black apron

Based on the Smithing table, this villager’s job in Minecraft revolves around selling various tools or weapons. Along with diamond tools, this includes pickaxes, axes, shovels,


  • Clothing: Eyepatch and black apron

You can buy weapons like swords, axes, and other gear from a Weaponsmith. These villagers can also sell diamond gear in exchange for Emeralds. In addition to that, you can also buy enchanted iron swords at a certain price.


  • Clothing: Brown apron and brown gloves

This villager’s profession allows them to not only trade leather-related items for you but also your horses. These include leather armor, and gear, including saddles for your Horse mobs.


  • Clothing: Black apron and black gloves

These villagers trade polished stones, Terracotta, clay, and quartz blocks at Expert and Master levels. However, Mason also sells bricks and polished and glazed stones.


  • Nitwit’s clothing: green coated, no badge.
  • Unemployed villager’s clothing: base clothing of biome

Lastly, Nitwits and Unemployed villagers are the most useless villagers in Minecraft out of the list. These passive mobs neither trade nor can be employed for a profession.

What Blocks Give Villagers What Jobs?

Before you give the block to a villager, ensure destroy their current job block. Once destroyed, place the job site in front of them to give them a new job. However, note to offer them the blocks within 48 hours.

So, here are all the blocks that give jobs to the villagers in Minecraft:

  • Armorer: Blast Furnace
  • Butcher: Smoker
  • Cartographer: Cartography Table
  • Cleric: Brewing Stand
  • Farmer: Composter
  • Fisherman: Barrel
  • Fletcher: Fletching Table
  • Leatherworker: Cauldron
  • Librarian: Lectern
  • Mason/ Stone Mason: Stonecutter
  • Shepherd: Loom
  • Toolsmith: Smithing Table
  • Weaponsmith: Grindstone

That’s everything covered about all the Minecraft villager jobs. If you liked and found this guide helpful, explore more Minecraft Guides in our dedicated section right here on TechnClub.