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Advancement Prospects

Serving as an archaka is a religious calling and, as such, most don’t aspire to advance in the manner in which many do in the Western world (i.e., more prestigious employer, higher salary, better benefits). On the other hand, an archaka in the United States may choose to work at a larger temple in order to serve more devotees or for other reasons not entirely tied to pay, prestige, or benefits (although some may take these issues into account when assessing job offers). Advancement may also come through increased wisdom and understanding of the religion.

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