Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.Number of Jobs in 2010: 2,243
Number of Jobs in 2020: 2,275
Yearly Job Growth Rate: 1.4
Annual Openings: 41
Entry Wage: $8.59
Median Wage: $18.88
Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree
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- Pray and promote spirituality.
- Read from sacred texts such as the Bible, Torah, or Koran.
- Prepare and deliver sermons or other talks.
- Organize and lead regular religious services.
- Share information about religious issues by writing articles, giving speeches, or teaching.
- Instruct people who seek conversion to a particular faith.
- Counsel individuals or groups concerning their spiritual, emotional, or personal needs.
- Visit people in homes, hospitals, or prisons to provide them with comfort and support.
- Train leaders of church, community, or youth groups.
- Administer religious rites or ordinances.
- Study and interpret religious laws, doctrines, or traditions.
- Conduct special ceremonies, such as weddings, funerals, or confirmations.
- Plan and lead religious education programs for their congregations.
- Respond to requests for assistance during emergencies or crises.
- Devise ways in which congregational membership can be expanded.
- Collaborate with committees or individuals to address financial or administrative issues pertaining to congregations.
- Prepare people for participation in religious ceremonies.
- Perform administrative duties, such as overseeing building management, ordering supplies, contracting for services or repairs, or supervising the work of staff members or volunteers.
- Refer people to community support services, psychologists, or doctors.
- Participate in fundraising activities to support congregational activities or facilities.
- Organize and engage in interfaith, community, civic, educational, and recreational activities sponsored by or related to their religion.
Divinity Master at Saint Josephs College Online
Pastoral Theology Optional summer courses at Saint Josephs College Online
Pastoral Theology Certificate at Saint Josephs College Online
Pastoral Theology Master at Saint Josephs College Online
Theological Studies Bachelor at Saint Josephs College Online
Indivduals currently working as Clergy can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- Education Administrators, Postsecondary*
- Social and Community Service Managers*
- Education Administrators, Elementary and Secondary School*
- Counseling Psychologists*
- Mental Health Counselors
- Communications Teachers, Postsecondary
- Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors*
- Directors, Religious Activities and Education
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Related Maine Educational Programs are determined from CIP codes entered for the programs, which are then correlated to O*NET SOC Codes for each occupation via the 2010 CIP to SOC Crosswalk.
Last updated on January 29, 2013