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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.

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Currently Employed: 330

Projected Annual Job Openings: 10

Typical Hourly Wage: $17.71 - $35.16

Typical Annual Salary: $36,800 - $73,100

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Typical education needed for entry: Bachelor's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • 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.
  • Instruct people who seek conversion to a particular faith.
  • Counsel individuals or groups concerning their spiritual, emotional, or personal needs.
  • Administer religious rites or ordinances.
  • Devise ways in which congregational membership can be expanded.
  • Visit people in homes, hospitals, or prisons to provide them with comfort and support.

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