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Clergy in The United States


Clergy -- 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.

SOC (Standard Occupational Classification)21-2011.00
Career InterestsSEA
Minimum education required(Bachelor)
Bachelor's degree
Minimum work experience required(None)
Job training required(Mod OJT)
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Growth Outlook (projected percentage growth in jobs per year from 2018-2028)0.59 (low growth)
Current number of workers in USA (2018)234,000
Projected number of workers in USA (2028)247,800
Average Annual Openings in USA (2018-2028)27,500
Average entry-level annual salary in USA (2019)$26,810
Average annual salary for all workers in USA (2019)$55,190
Average experienced-worker annual salary for all workers in USA (2019)$86,970
Career ClusterHuman Services
(Servicios Humanos)
Major Occupational GroupCommunity and Social Services

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