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Priest

Aliases: Priest, Minister, Pastor, Rector, Father, Parish Priest

Industry/Sector(s): Religious Professionals


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Priest Clergyman is expected to perform include:
  • Conducting religious worship and performing rites in accordance with religious scriptures and recognized practices in temple, church, mosque or other places of worship
  • Arranging and conducting regular prayers in places of worship, delivering sermons, reciting verses and mantras from holy books 
  • Performing baptism, communion, matrimony, etc. 
  • Administering sacraments, last rites, etc.
  • Assisting in community responsibilities like taking part in committees, delivering addresses, etc.
  • Undertaking charitable work
  • Visiting sick or poor people to render necessary help
  • Administering property of parishes or religious institutions
  • Teaching in school, college or any religious institutions
  • Inspecting schools under orders of diocese or archdiocese 
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1
  • It is not a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Religious institutions are usually open for 7 days a week and 10/12 hours everyday. This may vary from institution to institution
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Eyes Low Vision (BLV) and those who have their Hearing Impaired (HH)

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Minimum – No entry barrier

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Skilled in performing rituals/ceremonies
  • Knowledge of all worshipping rites
  • In-depth knowledge of all the mantras, rituals and religious verses
  • Skilled in teaching religious scriptures
  • Ability to read religious scriptures
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 3

Not required

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Coming soon

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

Coming soon

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
  • http://www.sacred-texts.com/hin/
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_texts
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1
Temple/Church Trustee
            ↑
Senior Priest
            ↑
Priest (Clergyman) → Teacher, Preacher
Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
For freshers - ₹ 9,000 to ₹ 35,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Not required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 
  • Religious institutions
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Priest
  • Clergyman
  • Minister
  • Pujari
  • Rector
  • Father
  • Parish Priest
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 2636.0100 Priest
ISCO 2008 2636 Religious Professionals
NIC 2008 94910 Activities of religious organizations
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
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