Here are a bunch of professions to start you off. They are categorized loosely, and some of these may belong in multiple categories.
Tip: Name your character using BehindTheName. It beats thinking of a random mess vaguely Japanese-sounding or just looking up common nouns on Wiktionary. BehindTheName can randomly name your characters, too.
animatorjournalistcomedianstorybook writercalligrapherpuzzle makerfont designerabstract artist
voice actor/actressgraphic designerWeb designermagazine designermagician/mentalistplaywright
fireworks makermakeup artistcosplayersculptorRenaissance artistTV show host/game show host
quiz makerpuppeteerpublic speaker[chess/shogi/go/backgammon/etc] playertaxidermist (nope, Chuck Testa)