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Clergy

Also called: Pastor, Confessor, Minister, Catholic Priest

What they 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.
On the job, you would:
  • Pray and promote spirituality.
  • Read from sacred texts such as the Bible, Torah, or Koran.
  • Prepare and deliver sermons or other talks.

Knowledge

Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • teaching people how to do something
People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • come up with lots of ideas
Memory
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software

Education

Education: (rated 5 of 5)

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$43,800
per year, on average
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