The Lab has many resources for chaplaincy students and those considering training in spiritual care. This fact sheet offers a quick overview of contemporary chaplaincy, including trends in training, employment, and the needs of those chaplains serve.
We encourage all to think about training broadly and learn as much as possible about career paths in spiritual care, including technical details like total compensation, early in the process. The Lab encourages employers to post open job listings here; a recent Lab report on individual financial investment in chaplain education and total compensation / work structure is available here. We also provide a series of videos about what employers in particular sectors of spiritual care look for in successful applicants here. Our recently published textbook includes in-depth discussions of skills and concepts that all chaplains need to know. Finally, all of the Lab’s webinars are free to attend and we welcome any interested students.