Career Outlook: Theology

Theology students at USF have enjoyed a very high employment rate over the past three years.

The program also can prepare students for the challenges of graduate work or for ordination. With the renewed theology of the vocation and mission of the laity in the Catholic Church since Vatican II, there is a favorable career outlook and a wide choice of options in Church ministry for those with the right qualifications.

The career outlook also is favorable for students choosing to go into teaching ministry.

Those wishing to pursue careers in counseling may find fulfillment by helping people with a number of issues such as marital and family conflicts, mental health, education and career decisions and personal problems. Since people’s religious beliefs can significantly influence their lives and the decisions they make, a strong theological background can make one a more effective counselor. Counseling is another career path where employment is expected to grow faster than average in all areas of specialty through 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Youth ministry can also make for a fulfilling career as you help to enrich the lives of young people as well as guide the paths they choose and develop their leadership skills.

Graduates who go into the hospital ministry can help comfort and bring hope to those who are ill.