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Directors, Religious Activities and Education
(SOC Code : 21-2021)
in California

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.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Bachelor's degree .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$26.78$17.27$24.13$34.59

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2012 - 20226,5006,7002003.1250

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in State of California
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Religious Organizations 25,93189.9%
Colleges and Universities 2,3174.7%
Elementary and Secondary Schools 17,3873.0%

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Bible/Biblical Studies
Missions/Missionary Studies and Missiology
Religious Education
Youth Ministry

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Identify and recruit potential volunteer workers.
Train and supervise religious education instructional staff.
Develop or direct study courses or religious education programs within congregations.
Select appropriate curricula or class structures for educational programs.
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.
Analyze member participation or changes in congregational emphasis to determine needs for religious education.
Collaborate with other ministry members to establish goals and objectives for religious education programs or to develop ways to encourage program participation.
Schedule special events such as camps, conferences, meetings, seminars, or retreats.
Confer with clergy members, congregational officials, or congregational organizations to encourage support of or participation in religious education activities.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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