Looks at the jobs my adult characters have …
Trey: retail at a clothing shop, DJing and landlording on the side.
Jory: university librarian
Beau: head waiter at an upscale restaurant
Church: novelist, but it does play into his backstory and relationship with his sister.
Janique: assistant professor at a university
Hadi: hotel owner/general manager
Billy: photographer/photo-journalist, but it directly ties in with the story.
Patience: lives mainly off her inheritance but sews stuffed animals on the side for supplemental income
Schuler: stage musician
Valon: hunter, but plays a direct role in the story
I think mine are pretty varied.
Also I would hate writing about a successful artist. I don't want to make a character that's more successful than me in the field I've chosen lol. I'm that heckin' petty.