Missionaries go into various international and local communities to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and promote the Christian faith. The duties of a missionary primarily revolve around sharing the gospel, which includes community building and development. Depending on their skill set, missionaries may organize health outreaches, build schools, teach and contribute to the development of the community in addition to teaching about the gospel of Jesus Christ. You can decide to be a long-term or short-term missionary. Long-term missionaries dedicate years of their lives to service and stay on in those communities to build families or with their families. On the other hand, short-term missionaries only stay for a while, possibly to establish churches or see to certain projects after which they go.
There is no specific level of education required, but depending on the organization you work with and the type of projects they are involved in, your skillset may be necessary. Because of issues with language barriers, people who are fluent in certain languages are always preferred. Beyond this, a love for the people and sharing the gospel is required. The average missionary is paid about $20,000 annually.