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Clergy - 21-2011.00

O*NET-SOC 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.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Bishop
  • Catholic Priest
  • Children's Minister
  • Confessor
  • Congregational Care Pastor
  • Minister
  • Pastor
  • Priest
  • Rector
  • Worship Pastor

SOC Occupation Groups

21-0000 Community and Social Service Occupations
21-2000 Religious Workers
21-2010 Clergy
21-2011.00 Clergy

Related Occupations


  • Administer religious rites or ordinances.
  • Collaborate with committees or individuals to address financial or administrative issues pertaining to congregations.
  • Conduct special ceremonies, such as weddings, funerals, or confirmations.
  • Counsel individuals or groups concerning their spiritual, emotional, or personal needs.
  • Devise ways in which congregational membership can be expanded.
  • Instruct people who seek conversion to a particular faith.
  • Organize and lead regular religious services.
  • Organize or engage in interfaith, community, civic, educational, or recreational activities sponsored by or related to religious programs.
  • Participate in fundraising activities to support congregational activities or facilities.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as overseeing building management, ordering supplies, contracting for services or repairs, or supervising the work of staff members or volunteers.
  • Plan or lead religious education programs.
  • Pray and promote spirituality.
  • Prepare and deliver sermons or other talks.
  • Prepare people for participation in religious ceremonies.
  • Read from sacred texts, such as the Bible, Torah, or Koran.
  • Refer people to community support services, psychologists, or doctors.
  • Respond to requests for assistance during emergencies or crises.
  • Share information about religious issues by writing articles, giving speeches, or teaching.
  • Study and interpret religious laws, doctrines, or traditions.
  • Train leaders of church, community, or youth groups.
  • Visit people in homes, hospitals, or prisons to provide them with comfort and support.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Counsel clients or patients regarding personal issues.
  • Develop educational programs.
  • Develop promotional strategies for religious organizations.
  • Interpret cultural or religious information for others.
  • Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients.
  • Lead classes or community events.
  • Manage organizational or program finances.
  • Plan conferences, programs, or special events.
  • Refer clients to community or social service programs.
  • Train staff members in social services skills.
  • Visit individuals in their homes to provide support or information.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Chaplain (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain (Coast Guard - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Chaplain (Space Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain Candidate Program Officer (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Chaplain Selectee (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Chaplain Specialist (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain Specialist (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Chaplain, Buddhist (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain, Jewish (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain, Muslim (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain, Orthodox (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain, Protestant (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Chaplain, Roman Catholic (Air Force - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Claimant Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Claimant Chaplain (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Clinical Pastoral Educator (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Command and Unit Chaplain (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Force Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Force Chaplain (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Group Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Group Chaplain (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Religious Affairs (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Religious Affairs Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Senior Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Religious Program Supervisor (Navy - Enlisted)
  • SC - Chaplain Corps (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Strategic/Joint Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Strategic/Joint Chaplain (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Supervisory Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Supervisory Chaplain (Navy - Warrant Officer only)
  • Tactical Chaplain (Navy - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Tactical Chaplain (Navy - Warrant Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Clergy Member