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Religious leaders

OaSIS code 41302.00

Religious leaders conduct religious services, administer the rites of a religious faith or denomination, provide spiritual and moral guidance and perform other functions associated with the practice of a religion.

Overview

Also known as

  • Archbishop
  • Bishop
  • Cardinal
  • Chaplain
  • Evangelist
  • Granthi
  • Imam
  • Minister
  • Moderator - religion
  • Pastor
  • Priest
  • Rabbi

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Conduct regular religious services
  • Administer rites of faiths such as marriages and funerals
  • Pray and promote spirituality by delivering sermons and other talks
  • Provide spiritual and moral guidance to members of a religious faith
  • Supervise, plan and administer programs of religious education
  • May participate in humanitarian endeavours and delivery of social services and welfare activities
  • May share in the administrative and financial operation of a religious community
  • May provide consultation services to government and other organizations.

Additional information

  • Progression to senior positions included in this unit group, within a religious order, is possible with experience.

Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Religion workers (42204)

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

1 – Occupations usually require a university degree

Major group

41 – Professional occupations in law, education, social, community and government services

Sub-major group

413 – Professional occupations in social and community services

Minor group

4130 – Social and community service professionals

Unit group

41302 – Religious leaders

Occupational profile

41302.00 – Religious leaders

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
5 - Highest Level
Managing Resources
5 - Highest Level
Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
4 - High Level
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
4 - High Level
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
5 - Very high 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
3 - Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

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
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
3 - About half the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
3 - Important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Churches
  • Institutions such as schools, hospitals and prisons
  • Places of worship
  • 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
Speech Clarity
5 - Highest Level
Fluency of Ideas
4 - High Level
Problem Identification
4 - High Level
Speech Recognition
4 - High Level
Verbal Ability
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Social Perceptiveness
5 - Highest Level
Decision Making
4 - High Level
Evaluation
4 - High Level
Instructing
4 - High Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Leadership
5 - Extremely important
Service Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Social Orientation
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
4 - Highly important