Radek, what jobs can you get with a Bible Studies degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a Bible Studies degree?
A degree in Bible Studies may not necessarily lead to job security and wealth, but it can open many doors. Most Bible Studies majors go to work in churches, in a variety of roles, including: pastor, worship pastor, youth pastor, associate pastor, counseling pastor, and others.
If you want to become a lead pastor, keep in mind that many churches will expect you to have an advanced degree. Also realize that some Bible Studies programs are not accredited. If you decide to go onto graduate school, as many Bible Studies majors do, this lack of accreditation could prevent you from going to the school of your choice. So, it may be best to look for an accredited undergraduate program.
Some Bible Studies majors go on to be teachers. Many teaching positions, including all those in public schools, will require certification, so to qualify for one of those jobs, you would likely need to take extra courses and become certified by the State. Some private schools, including many Christian schools, do not require teacher certification, so a degree in Bible Studies could be all you need to teach.
As Bible Studies majors are expected to be great readers, some of them find employment as writers and/or editors. Others go to work in the missionary field, which may send them overseas or into “unchurched” areas near home.
Careers you can get with a degree in Bible Studies include:
- Associate Pastor
- Christian Counselor
- Humanitarian Worker
- Teacher (may require certification)
- Worship Pastor
- Youth Pastor