Clergy professionals include spiritual leaders in the Catholic, Protestant Christian, Jewish, and Islamic religions.
Each religion has specific processes and requirements for ordaining, or appointing, members of the clergy. Most clergy professionals hold master's degrees in theology or religious studies.
A career in the clergy professions involves performing religious ceremonies, such as birth and coming of age rituals, weddings, and funerals. Clergy professionals lead worship based on religious doctrines, and they are often sought for spiritual guidance and other assistance. They promote spirituality, read from sacred texts, share religious insight, and provide faith-based comfort to people.