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CLERGY
 
Occupation Description:
 
  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.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Plan or lead religious education programs.
  • Organize or engage in interfaith, community, civic, educational, or recreational activities sponsored by or related to religious programs.
  • Pray and promote spirituality.
  • Read from sacred texts such as the Bible, Torah, or Koran.
  • Prepare and deliver sermons or other talks.
  • Organize and lead regular religious services.
  • Share information about religious issues by writing articles, giving speeches, or teaching.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents..
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Philosophy and Theology - Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance..
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins..
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Bachelor's degree
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $55,495.00 $26.68 $15.92 $19.63 - $33.23
Bridgeport/Stamford $51,850.00 $24.93 $15.31 $20.12 - $27.74
Danbury $61,426.00 $29.53 $11.99 $11.85 - $42.52
Hartford $55,231.00 $26.55 $15.48 $19.36 - $33.24
New Haven $56,815.00 $27.32 $15.74 $17.82 - $35.00
New London/Norwich $57,343.00 $27.57 $19.41 $20.99 - $33.64
Waterbury $56,257.00 $27.04 $19.72 $21.42 - $34.30
Torrington $59,811.00 $28.76 $21.96 $23.56 - $33.34
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 2,400 2,570 0.7% 283
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
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  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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