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.
- 2020 employment: 260,600
- May 2021 median annual wage: $49,720
Job Outlook for Clergy
Projected employment change, 2020-30:
- Number of new jobs: 6,600
- Growth rate: 3 percent (Slower than average)
How to Become One of the Clergy
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: Bachelor's degree
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training
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*Some content used by permission of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.