Minecraft Villager Jobs And Professions Explained!

September 27, 2021

Minecraft is such an exciting and creatively satisfying game that allows you access to various rewards. But you can never access these rewards if you ignore the villagers and the roles that they play.

The Minecraft world is filled with different villagers that function as humans. These villagers go to their various blocks and they have different items that they trade. However, it can be quite a hassle when you are trying to figure out how the villagers operate.

You have to figure out how they trade on the minefield and how to leverage upon the strengths of each villager. For you to achieve this on your own, you would have to go through failure and frustration from not being able to figure out the job of each villager.

This article provides you with a guide on how to identify Minecraft villager jobs.

What Are The 15 Villager Jobs?

Minecraft has 15 jobs with 2 that are quite different from the rest. You would find a job listed as ‘Unemployed’, the villagers who are marked as such can be hired for any job. The other distinct one is ‘Nitwit’, this villager cannot do anything and they are just dormant.

The other 13 include Cleric, Armourer, Farmer, Cartographer, Fisherman, Shepherd, Librarian, Weaponsmith, Leatherworker, Fletcher, Mason, Toolsmith, Butcher. These villagers can be identified based on their specific roles while you play the game.


This villager sells chainmail, iron, and armor. So if you need any of these, the clue is to visit the armorer to purchase it.


Surprisingly, the butcher sells more than meat. Can you believe that? You can also trade berries, stew, and kelp blocks. If you have any emerald to trade, the butcher can help you handle it.


You can get lost playing Minecraft that is why you need the cartographer. You can get maps, banners, patterns, and compasses from this villager. If you head to a cartographer, you would have better direction.


The cleric has enchanting potions and ingredients. This villager also trades Redstone, ender pearls. Get across to the cleric if you need any of these items.


You must have a hint about what the farmer does merely from the name. Do you need food? The farmer has advanced food and even brewing ingredients that you can easily get your hands on. This villager sells crops also.


Of course, the fisherman sells fish. But this villager does way more than that. The fisherman trades campfires and also an enchanting fishing rod. This fishing rod is an item that you truly want to get your hands on.


If you need bows, crossbows, and arrows, the fletcher is the one you should meet. You can also get tipped arrows and even some flint from this villager.


If you need anything made out of leather, the leatherworker is the one you should meet. You would get horse armor, armor, saddles, hides, and scripts. Every leather item you need is made available with the leatherworker.


There are various items that you can get from the librarian. You can get name tags, compasses, lanterns, compasses, and clocks. Most importantly, the librarian has enchanting books that you would want to get your hands on.


If you require cut versions of bricks and also blocks, the mason is the one to meet. This villager trades polished stones, terracotta, and quartz.


The shepherd has wool, paintings, shears, wool, beds, and dyes, when you need any of these items, the shepherd is your person.


This villager trades bells, minerals, axes, and swords of either iron or diamond. The most exciting part is that the weaponsmith has enchanted weapons that just give you the advantage you need.


If there is any tool that you require, the toolsmith is the one to meet. You can also get minerals and bells from this villager. However, the toolsmith is the only one that trades harvesting tools. They also have enchanted ones in their inventory.

What Blocks Give Villagers Jobs?

You require the corresponding job block if you need a villager with a specific profession. Here are the various blocks:

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

How Does A Villager Get A Job?

Every job has a corresponding block, villagers can get a job when you place a block around their vicinity. This only works for villagers who have no job. But if you want a villager with a profession to choose a different one, you would have to place a block within 48 blocks range. Villagers can decide whether to take it or not. If you need a particular profession, you can destroy their job site block and place the new one in their vicinity.

What Is The Best Job For A Villager?

The Librarian is the best job for a villager. To create one, you need to place a lectern close to a jobless villager. This villager gives you access to the enchanted book after you trade with emeralds and an ordinary book. With this book, you can gain control over important tools used in the game.

Farming is the second-best job for villagers because they trade crops. There is nothing you would do on Minecraft that doesn’t require emeralds. This is the easiest way to get emeralds as you can use vegetables to create emeralds.

How To Unlock A Trade?

There are five different levels that you have to go through because it gives you better access to necessary items. These levels include:

  • Novice
  • Apprentice
  • Journeyman
  • Expert
  • Master

Each level has a colour badge that they wear which would help you tell the level of the villager. Novices wear a stone-coloured badge, Apprentices use an iron-coloured badge. However, Journeyman uses gold while the Master uses diamond.

Final Thoughts: Minecraft Villager Jobs

You can easily distinguish the villager based on the time you find yourself in. All the villagers appear wearing something related to their profession so you can differentiate them to determine which one you would interact with.

Based on your specific needs, you now know which villager to trade with. Now, you can go on to increase your popularity.


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