Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 21-2021 Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Direct and coordinate activities of a denominational group to meet religious needs of students. Plan, direct, or coordinate church school programs designed to promote religious education among church membership. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
Tasks: Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers. Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations. Publicize programs through sources such as newsletters, bulletins, or mailings. Train and supervise religious education instructional staff. Select appropriate curricula or class structures for educational programs. Collaborate with other ministry members to establish goals and objectives for religious education programs or to develop ways to encourage program participation. Implement program plans by ordering needed materials, scheduling speakers, reserving space, or handling other administrative details. Counsel individuals regarding interpersonal, health, financial, or religious problems. Confer with clergy members, congregational officials, or congregational organizations to encourage support of or participation in religious education activities. Schedule special events such as camps, conferences, meetings, seminars, or retreats. Analyze member participation or changes in congregational emphasis to determine needs for religious education. Attend workshops, seminars, or conferences to obtain program ideas, information, or resources. Locate and distribute resources, such as periodicals or curricula, to enhance the effectiveness of educational programs. Analyze revenue and program cost data to determine budget priorities.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $19.63   Entry $40,825.00
Mean $41.00   Mean $85,278.00
Experience $51.69 Experience $107,499.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
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