Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+4% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree


What Clergy Do

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.

Other Job Titles Clergy May Have

Catholic Priest, Children's Minister, Confessor, Congregational Care Pastor, Minister, Missionary Coordinator, Pastor, Priest, Rabbi, Rector

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

United Methodist Minister ,

United Methodist Church

A student would want to shadow me for a week, because I spend a great deal of time shaping the worship service I'll lead on Sunday mornings, with words the worshipers and I will read and hear and share, songs we will sing together that orient them to the divine, and to how we fit and are called to be in the world. I will deliver a message that I hope gives them greater insight into who they are and who they might become in the world that will bring them joy and honor their Creator.

Per Diem Chaplain ,

A dedicated oncology and palliative chaplain providing spiritual support and counseling across a broad spectrum of race, culture and faith traditions for patients, families and staff. To be an integral part of a multidisciplinary care team.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Plan or lead religious education programs.

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