Careers in Religion
A Carthage religion major or minor can open the door to many professions. Religious studies will develop character and personal skills, which are extremely important in all job situations.
Through 2031, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects average job growth (4 percent) for clergy, directors of religious activities/education, and other religious workers.
Where do Carthage religion graduates work?
Alumni have been accepted to a variety of seminaries and top graduate programs. Ultimately, many Carthage religion graduates have been called to ministry in congregations across the continent, while others have served in AmeriCorps or worked for employers such as:
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
- Synagogue Council of Massachusetts
Where do Carthage religion graduates attend graduate school?
- Duke University
- Yale University
- Lutheran School of Theology-Chicago
- Luther Seminary
- Columbia Theological Seminary
- Trinity University
- Garrett Theological Seminary
Possible career paths for students graduating with a degree in religion:
- Campus Ministry
- Christian educator
- Church planter (starting a new church)
- Counselor/counseling psychologist
- Development fundraiser
- Grief counselor
- Hospital chaplain
- Hospice minister
- Liturgical resource expert
- Non-profit administrator
- Nursing home administrator
- Religion education teacher
- Religious staff writer
- Youth director
Students who have graduated from Carthage with a major in religion have also gone on to work as education program directors, youth directors, youth ministry interns, and teacher’s aides at churches and congregations.