Yep, I'm back with another Class-related society question! This definitely won't be the last, so you might want to buckle up. Oh, and I'll be copying and pasting parts of my last question on Classes in.
Recap-How Classes Work: In my book, a mysterious pulse of energy sent a young man named John into another world called Alendyias. This event resulted in John becoming Rorjon, a bluish ghost-like being (Kanyeri) that acts as a force of good, guiding, advising, and blessing the people of his new world (Alendyias). One of these blessings was based on John's love of RPGs like DnD, namely Classes. All Classes magically enhance one's potential (capacity), but only within the limits of their held Class. The level of this enhancement increases as the Class-holder grows and gains experience in their Class, and this increase is measured by Levels.
This question is about the Monk Class, which falls into the Speed and Combat categories. Like all Classes, this Class is almost invariably inherited or granted at birth, magically enhancing the holder's potential. However, the Monk Class's enhancements concern athleticism, zeal, piousness, speed, and agility.
The Monk's skills in hand-to-hand combat and focus on athleticism comes from the forever shifting, monster-filled world of Alendyias; in order to convert others to what they see as the truth, they realized a need to change from a peace-loving society to a fiercer society where every one of their order could defend themselves in this new, hostile world. Many Monks already had a wellness philosophy, and others had forms of martial arts, and all of this combined into Alendyias's Monk.
Here's my problem: Monks are fast, they are quick, they are skilled. However, they lack the sheer power and capacity for heavy armor of a Warrior. I already know Monks will have a place in religion, from teaching, preaching, organizing, and even leading (my Class system doesn't have Clerics, but it does have Priests and Priestesses), but I'm not sure if they'll have a place on the battlefield or anywhere else.
So, my question, what roles will a Monk have in a fantasy society that aren't necessarily religious?
Why It's Important: I'm trying to create the most detailed, realistic story possible here and that means understanding exactly how my Classes will fit into my fictional world. Yes, I'm applying logic to fiction. What good is a story that's complete nonsense?