Career Moves: Directors, Religious Activities and Education


Direct and coordinate activities of a denominational group to meet religious needs of participants.

Plan, direct, or coordinate church school programs designed to promote religious education among church membership.

May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, or religious problems.

Job Outlook

2008 employment: 80,400

Projected 2008-18 employment change: About as fast as average

Sample of reported job titles: Children's Ministries Director, Christian Education Director, Religious Education Director, Christian Education Minister, Youth Ministry Director, Youth Pastor, Youth Director, Associate Pastor, Children's Minister, Women's Ministry Director


Median wages (2009) $17.40 hourly, $36,190 annual.

Your Education

Most significant source of postsecondary education or training: Bachelor’s degree.


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