Clergy (21-2011)

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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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 244,200258,000 5.61,380 5,2506,630

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 23.7711.4515.77 21.9929.1538.03
Alaska 26.5410.8518.53 28.5134.0337.89
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 26.4215.0818.79 27.5730.7735.40
Balance of State 31.5021.8328.91 33.2636.2338.01

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
749 12.283.3 75.8
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation11
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation4
UI claimants previously working in occupation3
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 112
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 56.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

Alaska Bible College   (Palmer)
Bible Certificate (1-year) Certificate
Pastoral Studies BA
Student Ministry Emphasis BA

St. Hermans Theological Seminary   (Kodiak)
Orthodox Theology Associate of Arts
Sacred Theology Bachelor’s Degree

Wayland Baptist University   (Anchorage)
Christian Ministry (BCM) BCM
Christian Ministry (MA) MCM
Master of Divinity (M.DIV.)
Religion (MA) MA
Religion (MA) MA