Faith Based Jobs
When most people think of faith-based jobs, their first thoughts are of religious leaders like priests, pastors, rabbis, and imams.
But today there are many more options for those who wish to work for a church or other faith-based employer – or to help others. There are many reasons people choose a faith-based career. First, most feel that God is calling or leading them to help others through a church, synagogue, mosque, or other ministry. Others may feel the desire to help people who are struggling emotionally, physically, or financially.
There are many faith-based organizations that provide assistance to people with these needs, and they hire all kinds of people to meet them. Some people may simply be tired of working for a company that does not seem to care about its employees, customers, or ethics, and is looking for a faith-based company that does. All of these are very good reasons to explore the possibility of exploring religious job opportunities.
JobMonkey’s guide to religious jobs will look at the many different jobs and career paths that are available to people today: what they are, what they do, what the outlook for these jobs are, as well as what education, knowledge, and skills they require. We will also look at possible career paths and average salary information for each position.
There are several faith traditions that are practiced in the United States today. However, the three faiths that are practiced by the largest number of people are the Christian faith, the Judaic faith, and the Islamic faith. Not only is the Christian faith practiced by a large number of people, but it also has the largest number of church and faith-related jobs in the country.
From being a deejay at a Christian radio station, to teaching at a Christian pre-school, there are many opportunities for you to make a positive impact in others’ lives.
There are less types of jobs available when it comes to the Judaic and Islamic faiths, but they are out there, and we will tell you what some of your most common options are. At the end of the guide, you will find a section on how to find a faith-based job abroad, and following that, a list of additional resources to give you even more information. You will also read interviews from people that are out there, doing these jobs today. They will give you some insight on what it’s like to work a faith-based job.
After reading the information that follows you will have a better understanding of your options and future career path when you choose to launch a faith-based career.