How Do You Find Job Opportunities As a Chaplain?


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Chaplains provide religious services at secular institutions such as hospitals, prisons and the military; job opportunities are available online through chaplain associations, government posting sites and the websites of individual organizations. A chaplain serves the spiritual needs of people without regard to faith, according to the Association of Professional Chaplains.

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How Do You Find Job Opportunities As a Chaplain?
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The Association of Professional Chaplains posts jobs from across the United States. Listings include a job description, education and experience requirements, an email contact address and a link to the institution's website.

The International Association of Christian Chaplains posts global job opportunities for Christian chaplains. The association site includes average salary information as well as links to other sites with job postings.

The Veterans Health Administration hires the majority of chaplains working in the federal agencies. VHA chaplain positions are posted on FederalGovernmentJobs. Listings include education and experience requirements, expected duties and salary range. With the exception of the Marines, which employs a single chaplain only, the U.S. military also has regular opportunities available for chaplains, who are not required to be members of the branch that employs them. Postings are listed on GoArmy, Navy.com and Air Force Chaplain Corps. The Federal Bureau of Prisons posts job opportunities for chaplains through USAJobs.

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