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PASTOR/RETAIL SALES: Enjoys Both Jobs As A Youth Minister & Toy Store Salesperson

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Chris describes his daily work both as a Pastor, planning church lessons and advising young people, and as a Salesperson at a toy store. His career journey began as an Actor in NYC and took several twists along the way. He advises: commit to getting an education, and do what you love and what you're good at.

Degree: Acting
Job Title: Pastor/Salesperson

Job Summary: Clergy

Job Description

Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.

On-the-Job Training

Variable.

Certification Requirement
None

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$22,000 - $76,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
8 to 14 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Varies Widely
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Patience, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability, Empathy, Organizational skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Bachelor's degree
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<span m='34700'>might</span> <span m='34870'>be</span> <span m='34950'>having</span> <span m='35190'>trouble</span> <span m='35450'>with</span> <span m='35710'>such</span> <span m='36060'>as</span> <span m='37210'>making</span> <span m='37520'>friends</span> <span m='38210'>or</span> <span m='38630'>having</span> <span m='41010'>issues</span> <span m='41290'>with</span> <span m='41480'>depression</span> <span m='42320'>or</span> <span m='43600'>learning</span> <span m='44080'>how</span> <span m='44200'>to</span> <span m='44270'>get</span> <span m='44470'>along</span> <span m='44790'>with</span> <span m='44950'>each</span> <span m='45150'>other.</span> <span m='45740'>Those</span> <span m='45940'>kinds</span> <span m='46150'>of</span> <span m='46230'>things</span> <span m='46470'>we</span> <span m='46580'>learn.</span> </p><p><span m='47780'>I</span> <span m='47850'>went</span> <span m='48080'>to</span> <span m='48450'>college</span> <span m='49050'>in</span> <span m='49220'>New</span> 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