The Rev. Dr. Rick Wright says he enjoys helping people and being creative.
“With ministry I get to tie in my fundamental beliefs about God and life with what I do all day. So I get to work with people and assist them. And in ordained ministry I think it’s a bit unique in that people will open up to you because you are a priest/pastor and share who they really are inside,” explains Wright, senior associate rector at The Falls Church in Virginia.
Yahoo! has created a list of the people in America happiest with their careers. I glanced it just out of curiosity, and wouldn’t bring it up at all if Clergy were not at the top of the list. 67.2% of clergy members report being “very happy” with their career. Also on the list: firefighters, special ed. teachers, and auto mechanics.