Religious Leaders & Professionals (4154)

Professionals in this unit group conduct religious services, administer the rites of a religious faith or denomination, provide spiritual and moral guidance and perform other functions associated with the practice of a religion. They perform these duties in churches, synagogues, temples or other places of worship. They may also work in other institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons.(National Occupational Classification)

*Please note that this page is not focused any one religion or religious domination. This page is indented to be representative of a diverse selection of spiritual/religious ideologies. If you are considering an area of work not represented on this page, or for more support with your career planning, meet with a Career Consultant.

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Education

Educational requirements for religious leaders vary, depending on the religion, and range from the completion of a college or other program in religious studies to a master's of divinity degree. Typically, a period of study with a senior minister is required. (National Occupational Classification)

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Date modified: August 16, 2019

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