Studying theology will assist you with developing the skills that will allow you to succeed across a wide variety of professions and industries. They include:
education/teaching (with further study)
development and NGO (community-based) work
youth and social work, welfare, and counselling
ministry, pastoral work, chaplaincy, and other church-related careers
media and communications (eg. journalism)
government policymaking roles and/or administration
I liked the small classes… It led to a lot of interaction and time to engage with the lecturers themselves.
I really enjoyed learning about the historical and contextual side of the Bible, which is what led me to start a PhD on the archaeology and history of ancient Israel.
Zachary Thomas, Bachelor of Theology graduate, now a PhD candidate in archaeology and history of ancient Israel. Read a Q&A with Zachary on the Open Day website.
Graduates are also suited to administrative and managerial roles in business, other corporate industries (law, with further study; library and information management; public relations; human relations).
Everything I had done in my professional life had prepared me for the experience. Being an ordained priest coupled with my studies in theology provided a sound framework for my ministry work in Afghanistan with the soldiers and their families.
Father John Sanderson, Theology graduate. He was deployed to Afghanistan for a second time in 2014, as well East Timor and the Solomon Islands. Read a Q&A with Fr Sanderson on the Open Day website.