Data on higher education choices for Clergy from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Clergy is Theology but a relatively high number of Clergy hold a major in Library Science.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Clergy from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Clergy need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Clergy need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Negotiation.
Projections on wages and job growth for Clergy from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Clergy are expected to see a growth of 5.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.