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Below is the ranking system of the Leaf Village from the basic Lower Ninjas, Genin, to the Higher Ninjas, Jounin, as well as all other occupations which the Village offers.

Rank Guide

Rank Guide

Anbu MaskAnbu
The name given to a team of elite Ninjas whos missions usually consist of assassination or protection. They often wear animal like masks to hide their faces [right].
Animals
Beasts such as dogs, toads, snakes, etc. can be used as a Ninja tool, either threw summoning or accompaniment to attack or gather info.
Chuunin (Middle Ninja)
The main force for Konoha acting in many fields such as education, combat and others. They often become captains of military teams, though many also teach at a Ninja Academy, training kids to become Genin.
Examiner
Often Special Jounins, they are taken from their normal military positions to help judge or watch over the Chuunin exam tests. There jobs may range from explaining the rules of a paper test to playing the referee in hand-to-hand combat.
Genin (Lower Ninja)
Apprentice Ninjas. Most of the Konoha Shinobis rank in this section. They become members of a team and obey the orders of the Jounins and Chuunins.
Hunter-Nin
Hunter-nin MaskAlso known as Body erasers. Each Hidden Village has a team of hunters, given the specific duty of hunting down Missing-Nins. They kill, then completely dispose of the body of their prey, leaving no trace often having wild birds eat at the Ninjas internal organs and skin. This is done in order to make sure the Village secrets which a Ninja's body holds, such as Chakra types, herbs, NinJutsu, etc. won't be revealed. They are the specialists who guard their Village's secrets.
Jounin (Upper Ninja)
Upper Elite Class Ninja. The elites that represent Konoha. They are military captains.
Kage
Ho-(Fire), Kaze-(Wind), Rai-(Lightning), Mizu-(Water), and Tsuchi-(Earth) Kage. Given the title of Kage as the strongest leader of one the Five Great Shinobi Countries. They rule their Villages and stand equal in power with the rulers of their Country. Although reign over the thousands of Ninja in the world is souly theres.
Missing-Nin
Ninjas who have abandoned their Village. These Shinobis are considered traitors and are hunted down because of the secrets they may hold. Other Hidden Villages would be interested purchasing this information becuase it could be useful in gaining an upper hand in battle. Villages create special Units of Hunter-Nins to take care of this problem.
Ninja Academy Student
Ninjas which are in training and have not yet graduated to the Genin level. To pass their first test and become a Genin, they must know basic ninja skills such as hiding and setting traps. They must also know a few simple Jutsus such as Henge no Jutsu, Bunshin no Jutsu and Kawarimi no Jutsu - Transformation, Clone and Subsitute Body techniques. Along with this, they must also have adequate knowledge of 3 basic Ninja tools: Kunais, Shurikens and Makibishi.
Ninja Academy Teacher
Often Chuunin, or possibly Jounin, level Ninjas, they teach possible Genin candidates the basic Ninja skills such as Henge, Kawarimi and Bunshin along with trap-setting, rope untieing, etc.
Sage
Powerful Ninjas whos power have acheived legendary stautus. Any village would be happy to get one of these Ninjas in their ranks. Some have the power to destroy small villages on there own such as Orochimaru.
Sensei
Japanese word for teacher - they are the leaders of Ninja teams.
Special Jounin
Special Upper Elite Class Ninjas. They are each a specialist of specific jobs. Normally they are positioned under the Jounin as their subordinates.
Spy
A Ninja especially trained in espionage. Often Jounin level Ninjas, they have to be powerful, fast and sneaky.
Torture and Interrogation Squad Captain
Someone who specialises in torture and interrogation, they must have certain skills which can be implemented and used to gather information.
Tutor
Similar to a teacher, tutors are more specialised in certain fields of knowledge and sometimes teach possible Hokage candidates. They are often Special Jounins.