In Ancient Egypt with the exception of the highest ranking priests, the priesthood was a rotational
vocation; for a majority of the year many priests performed what we would consider "secular" jobs.
Today the religion isn't large enough to do this. There are priests with full time jobs and a few lucky ones
whose full time jobs are being priests with no secular job description.
No matter which temple one belongs to, there are some requirements--in my humble opinion--to being a Priest or Hem Netjer (male) or
Hemet Netjer (female). These are:
Personal commitment to the Netjer one Serves
Personal commitment to the faith one is in including knowledge of ritual, myth, trance, divination,
worldview, deities, and way of life
Having a Calling
Having a Vocation
Having a secular life (relationships, job etc) that is stable and healthy
Basic counseling skills
Takes responsibility for actions (This does not mean a priest is perfect. Priests will make mistakes. It's
the job of anyone, but especially a priest to own up to them.)
It is important to remember that the priesthood is a function, not a person with a power trip, an ego trip
or a list of titles. This isn't going to make anyone win the lottery or an easy way to make a living. It's said
that being a priest is a thankless
job, but it is also a much rewarding one.