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Religion workers

OaSIS code 42204.00

Religion workers include brothers, nuns, monks, religious education workers and others who provide support to ministers of religion or to a religious community and who perform certain functions associated with the practice of a religion.

Overview

Also known as

  • Brother/sister - religion
  • Christian science practitioner
  • Deacon
  • Missionary
  • Monk
  • Nun
  • Pastoral animator
  • Religious education worker
  • Salvation Army field worker

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Assist at services of public worship and religious rites
  • Provide religious education, spiritual guidance and moral support to members of a religious community
  • Conduct outreach activities and facilitate community involvement
  • Administer programs providing food, clothing and shelter
  • May plan, organize and lead worship services and church activities for a specific audience.

Additional information

No data has been provided for this section.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Religious leaders (41302)
  • Medical missionary (in 31102.00 General practitioners and family physicians)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

42 – Front-line public protection services and paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community, education services

Sub-major group

422 – Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

Minor group

4220 – Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

Unit group

42204 – Religion workers

Occupational profile

42204.00 – Religion workers

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Assisting and Caring for Others
4 - High Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
4 - High Level
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level
Coaching and Developing Others
3 - Moderate Level
Communicating with Coworkers
3 - Moderate Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
1 - Very low amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
3 - More than 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
3 - About half the time
Standing
Duration
3 - About half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Churches
  • Corporate enterprises
  • Industrial facilities
  • Institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons
  • Places of worship
  • Private practice
  • Synagogues
  • Temples

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Far Vision
3 - Moderate Level
Fluency of Ideas
3 - Moderate Level
Memorizing
3 - Moderate Level
Multitasking
3 - Moderate Level
Near Vision
3 - Moderate Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Social Perceptiveness
4 - High Level
Coordinating
3 - Moderate Level
Decision Making
3 - Moderate Level
Evaluation
3 - Moderate Level
Instructing
3 - Moderate Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Social Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Service Orientation
4 - Highly important
Active Learning
3 - Important
Adaptability
3 - Important