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Religious Studies Career Opportunities

How can I put this major to work?

Your degree prepares you to make a difference in the world, and can be the foundation for a successful career in a variety of professional settings.

  • Activities Director
  • Administrator
  • Advocator
  • Campus Minister
  • Chaplain –Military / Institutional
  • Child/Adult Care Worker
  • Clergy
  • Counselor
  • Director

  • Event Planner
  • Human Resource Manager / Specialist
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager
  • Minister –Youth, Adult, Leisure
  • Missionary Worker
  • Musician
  • Monk

  • Nun
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Religious Educator
  • Social Service Worker
  • Spiritual Advisor / Counselor Teacher, Professor, Instructor
  • Theologian
  • Writer/Author

Who hires Religious Studies majors?

  • Armed Forces
  • Churches, Synagogues, Mosques
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Community Centers
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Denominational boards
  • Educational Institutions
  • Evangelical Organizations
  • Homes: Assisted Living, Children/youth, Nursing, Retirement
  • Hospitals
  • Hospices
  • Media: Newspaper, Magazine, Internet
  • Mental Health Treatment Facilities
  • Missionaries
  • Monasteries
  • Mortuary

  • Non-profit Organizations: Goodwill, Red Cross, Salvation Army,United Way Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Police & Fire Departments
  • Religious Affiliated Bookstores
  • Religious Communities
  • Religious Organizations
  • Religious Political Organizations
  • Religious Affiliated Publishers
  • Schools –private
  • Self-Employed
  • Seminaries
  • Shelters
  • Youth Organizations and Camps

How can Fontbonne help with my career development?

At Fontbonne, we want you to soar high in your chosen field, and we are committed to helping you succeed. Our office provides a range of free services online and in person for our current students and alumni, including:

  • Career counseling
  • Personality and interest assessments
  • Guidance when choosing majors and careers
  • Networking assistance
  • Resume and cover letter assistance

  • Mock interviews and interview prep
  • On-Campus Interviewing
  • Job and internship search advice
  • Work place etiquette training
  • Search for opportunities on Purple Briefcase


Religious Studies Career Opportunities

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6800 Wydown Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63105


Mon – Fri 8:00am – 4:30pm

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