Have you ever said that about your job?
Here is a list of the top stressful jobs that pay poorly. Number 5 on the list is "Music ministry director"
5. Music Ministry DirectorMedian pay: $40,800
% who say their job is stressful: 67%
You may not think of people who plan, direct and conduct performances for religious services as being under a particularly high amount of stress. But they also choose the appropriate psalm or hymn for every wedding and funeral -- only some of the most important events in a family's life. And those stressful situations can create some demanding clients.
"Every now and then you'll get a strange request," said Dan Fenn, Music Ministry Director at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minn. "A couple of years ago I got a request to play the Beer Barrel Polka at a funeral. You have to ask yourself, is this appropriate for a worship service?"
If I was making this list, I would put Youth Minister at the top. No pay, no glory, all the grief!