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Overview

Imams are religious leaders in the religion of Islam. They lead daily prayers, teach people about the Quran (the Muslim holy book) and the life of the Prophet Mohammed, officiate at weddings and funerals, and develop and oversee youth programs at their mosque. In most mosques, only men serve as imams, but in some countries or traditions, a woman may serve as an imam in special situations (e.g., women-only mosques and prayer groups).  

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $75,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Helpful

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Member of Executive Committee or Board

Imam

Assistant Imam

Mosque Volunteer