On the Job
Clergy lead worship services for religious organizations. They offer spiritual support and moral guidance to members of their organization and the wider community.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Refer clients to community or social service programs.
- Plan conferences, programs, or special events.
- Interpret cultural or religious information for others.
- Develop educational programs.
- Develop promotional strategies for religious organizations.
- Lead classes or community events.
- Train staff members in social services skills.
- Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues.
- Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients.
- Manage organizational or program finances.
Typical Working Conditions
- Frequent contact with others.
- Working with a group or team.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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