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Priest

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

Industry/Sector(s): Religious Professionals


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Priest 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, 2
  • 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 may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 7 days a week and 9/10 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required​​​
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working days and time will be flexible 
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)

This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 4

Preferably, B.A. with Sanskrit/Hindi

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 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Decision-making skills
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges offering B.A. in Sanskrit or Hindi ​across India​

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 3
Trustee of Temple, Church, Mosque, etc. 
            ↑
Senior Priest
            ↑
Priest (Clergyman) → Teacher, Preacher
The progression is indicative
EXPECTED EARNINGS 4
  • Salary may vary for self-employed individuals
  • For individuals employed by the Armed Forces, the salary will depend on their pay grade 
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 4

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4
  • 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 Not available Not available
NSQF Not available Not available
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