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Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Clergy field.
ID Job Title Gender Age Earnings City & State Date
33967 Inquirer Scouting Coordinator Female 29 $15,000 Newnan, NY 01/01/2010
33424 Youth Minister Male 28 $36,000 Tampa, NY 01/01/2010
33122 Youth Pastor Male 29 $29,000 Brooklyn Park, MN 01/01/2010


The role of clergy members is to lead worship services for members of their chosen religion. They are also in charge of handling other spiritual events that are associated with the beliefs and practices of their congregation, such a funerals or weddings. Additionally, clergy members provide spiritual guidance for anyone seeking such assistance and help guide people during significant life events.

Religion plays a large role in the lives of many individuals, so members of the clergy are widely respected. It is an honorable career to pursue, but it is also one that comes with great responsibility and expectations. Regardless of the religious denomination that a clergy member practices and leads, individuals of this same faith hope to see someone in this position that they can truly look up to and depend on.

Becoming a clergy member can take a different path for various religions, but many candidates often have undergraduate and graduate degrees. After this point, the specific training that they complete will depend on the religious organization. Upon fulfilling all of the necessary education and guidance on their religion, individuals are then referred to as pastors, priests, deacons, rabbis, imams, ministers, or another appropriate title.

To learn more how to become a member of the clergy and to find out what individuals have to say about this type of job, check out the career profiles below. Through one-on-one interviews with actual clergy, we give you the inside scoop.

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