Local church ministries -
Day care, children and adult
Television, radio, and films
|Get additional training or double major in specialized areas.
Obtain certification for specialized areas.
Get experience in communications areas and develop a portfolio.
Double major in music; take additional course in church music.
|Social services -
|National and local nonprofit organizations including United Way, Goodwill Industries, Salvation Army, sheltered industries, etc.
Churches and religious organizations
Youth organizations and camps including YMCA, YWCA, Young Life
|Volunteer with local organizations for experience.
May need specialized training / certification for some areas.
Obtain excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
|Health and welfare
Religious activities programming
Assisted living homes
|Double major or minor in Business, Social Work, Human Services, or special interest area.
Take courses related to special populations (children, youth, the elderly).
Volunteer time in related organizations.
Obtain advanced degrees for counseling and chaplaincy.
Denominational boards and agencies
|Clergy positions require denominational ordination and usually a Master of Divinity.
Possess high moral and ethical standards.
Develop leadership ability and self-discipline.
Obtain excellent written and verbal communication skills.
|All branches of military service
Homes for children, youth, senior citizens
Police and fire departments
|Obtain ordination and two years' service in local church; after acceptance into branch of service, required to attend chaplaincy school.
Church and community development
|Denominational boards or agencies
|Obtain any needed advanced degrees, certification, or licensing for area of interest.
Seek related volunteer or work experience.
Religious Life Programming
Public, private, or religious-affiliated colleges and universities
Schools of theology
|May require certification/licensure to teach.
PhD usually required for teaching, research, and administration in colleges and universities.
Complete Master of Divinity plus additional training for campus ministry.
Requires a Master of Divinity and PhD or a PhD in the area of specialization.
Denominational hospitals, homes, schools, boards, and agencies
|Double major or minor in Business.
Get related experience.
A dual degree in engineering is helpful for building management.
Develop research and writing skills.
|May be freelance positions.
Take courses in English, social sciences and journalism.
Obtain related experience.
Submit articles for publication by religious and nonreligious papers.
|Denominational publishing houses of books and magazines
Secular publishing houses
Denominational area and regional offices
|Take courses to develop excellent writing and editing skills.
Learn desktop publishing techniques.
Develop artistic talent.
Take courses or double major in Graphic Design or Illustration.
Secular radio, television, and film industries
|Positions limited within churches.
Obtain specialized technical training, double major, or minor in Broadcasting.
Get related work experience.
||Denominational groups including the Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Orthodox Churches
||Apply to religious order for admittance.