Career Enjoyment: pastor
A pastor (or vicar or priest) is the leader of a church, ordained by the church structure. It is unlike most other leadership roles, because the pastor both relies upon but is responsible for members of the church, who are voluntary members often with other full-time occupations, and whose membership depends on a particular set of beliefs. This career tends to have salaries in the range £20-30k (based on research in the UK). Typically, therefore, it has an earnings potential that is near to the national average.
Views from people doing the job
The common feedback from people in this career was:
- When people in the job described what they liked about it, the common themes that emerged were: running the organisation.
- Although people in the job identified some things that they liked about the career, their comments were quite disparate. There were no common themes, therefore.
When we asked people in each career to rate their job for enjoyment, on a scale between 1 (low) and 6 (high), the average rating for all jobs was just over 3.5. The average score for this career - pastor - was 4.2, making it more enjoyable than the average job. This is only one part of what makes a job enjoyable. You can find out how well your unique personality fits the job by completing our personality questionnaire.
The table shows the balance of preferences that are required in this career, using the language of the Myers Briggs model of personality. This career therefore involves:
|The demands of the job|
- Slightly more Introversion than Extraversion.
- Slightly more Sensing than iNtuition.
- More Feeling than Thinking.
- An equal balance between Judgment and Perception.
The wheel provides a more detailed view of the types of behaviours required in this career. Each segment represents a behavioural style. Lighter segments indicate that you need to use that style more in the job. On a PC, you can hover the mouse over a segment for a brief description.Lighter/redder segments show the types of behaviour you will need to use more of, i.e.: supporting particular values; working towards ideals; maintaining good relationships; developing other people; doing things that have an immediate impact on people.
The job does not involve as much: strategic thinking.
Comparison with your personality
You can find out how well your personality matches this and all the other careers by completing the MMDI personality questionnaire.