Associate Degree in Religious Studies
SalaryChurch ministry, $32,000* Church administration, $62,000* Family and youth ministry, $39,000* Clergy, $47,540** Director of religious activities and education, $44,240** Sales representative, $61,450**
*Annual median salary, 2013, Simply Hired: Riverside area **Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.
Career InfoThe associate of arts in religious studies degree can be the foundation for four-year college studies in religion. The program also provides excellent preparation for additional studies in for a variety of fields, including religion, law, education, counseling, business, journalism, politics, medicine and the arts.
- Church ministry
- Church administration
- Family and youth ministry
- Director of religious activities and education
- Non-profit sector employee
- Parish or congregational work
- Sales representative
- Religious writer
- Promotional speaker
- Lay missioner