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All Minecraft villager jobs explained (2023)

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

Minecraft's villagers are just like humans. They wake up, get their work done for the day and go back to sleep. This is how the developers have been able to keep it lively and interactive as well.

However, some villagers don't have jobs at all and are called "Nitwits" in Minecraft. These villagers usually go to their respective job blocks, do nothing and call it a day. Minecraft villager jobs help the players in a lot of ways and players can contact each villager in the game accordingly. They can also change how the game plays out for each player individually as well. Villager jobs should be thoroughly known by all players for them to understand what to do when they come across a villager in the game.

All villager jobs in Minecraft (2023)

Here are all the villager jobs in Minecraft that players will come across in the latest version of the game in 2023:

Professions of Minecraft villagers

Shown: Just a farmer peacefully tending to his desert farm (Image via Minecraft)

Listed below are all of the possible professions that a Minecraft villager can have (excluding the Nitwits):

  • Armorer

  • Butcher

  • Cartographer

  • Cleric

  • Farmer

  • Fisherman

  • Fletcher

  • Leatherworker

  • Librarian

  • Mason/Stone Mason (JE/BE)

  • Shepherd

  • Toolsmith

  • Weaponsmith

Villager professions in the game simply explained

Since there are a lot of villager professions in Minecraft, the items they trade are given below in a list format:

  • Armorer: Sells iron, chains, and armor

  • Butcher: Trades meat, berries, stew, and kelp blocks

  • Cartographer: Trades maps, compasses, banners + patterns

  • Cleric: Trades ender pearls, redstone, enchanting/potion ingredients

  • Farmer: Trades food and crops

  • Fisherman: Trades fish items and campfires

  • Fletcher: Trades crossbows, bows, and arrows

  • Leatherworker: Trades hide, scutes, leather items

  • Librarian: Trades compasses, enchanted books, clocks, name tags, lanterns

  • Masons: Trades terracotta, polished stones, quartz

  • Shepherd: Trades shears, wool, paintings, dyes, beds

  • Toolsmith: Trades bells, harvesting tools, minerals,

  • Weaponsmith: Trades bells, enchanted weapons, minerals

Job Blocks in Minecraft

If players want to get villagers with a specific profession, they will need the corresponding job block in the game. The blocks are listed below:

  • Armorer: Blast Furnace

  • Butcher: Smoker

  • Cartographer: Cartography Table

  • Cleric: Brewing Stand

  • Farmer: Composter

  • Fisherman: Barrel

  • Fletcher: Fletching Table

  • Leatherworker: Cauldron

  • Librarian: Lectern

  • Masons: Stonecutter

  • Shepherd: Loom

  • Toolsmith: Smithing Table

  • Weaponsmith: Grindstone

Minecraft villagers that are unemployed (excluding Nitwits) can search for the nearest job block and and claim it to become employed in Minecraft. It's a relatively simple process and won't take much of the player's time.

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