Funeral Director

By:Kerra Cobb

Description

  • Embalming
  • Cremation
  • Burial
  • Preparing body for funeral
  • Planning funeral
  • Washing body
  • Clothing Body
  • Reconstructing or reshaping body parts
  • Communicating with family
  • Transports Body

Salary Range

  • 26,470-85,910
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation

Advancement Prospects

  • This is an open field
  • The bigger the area the more opportunity
  • Most people own their own funeral home
  • Over time more funeral directors will be needed

Advancement Prospect

  • You may go from intern to getting hired
  • You may go from embalmer to funeral director
  • You may go from working for someone to owning your own business

Special Skills/ Traits Required

  • Calm
  • Communicate easily
  • Exact and accurate with your work
  • Tactful

Educational Requirements

Must take classed like ....

  • Mortuary science program for 2 or 4 years
  • anatomy
  • physiology pathologist
  • embalming
  • restorative arts
  • business management
  • accounting
  • Must complete year long internship with a licensed funeral director or embalmer
Piedmont Tech

  • 620 Emerald Rd N, Greenwood, SC 29646 (800) 868-5528
  • http://www.ptc.edu/
  • 5703 students
  • Funeral Service

Certifications

  • Funeral directors must be licensed by the state
  • Embalmers bust be licensed by the state
  • 30 states require you continue education in order to maintain license

Advice

  • Be a good communicator
  • Be able to pay attention to detail
  • Expect different things everyday
  • Expect crazy work hours

Something Unique

Embalmer can also be funeral home directors
"Embalmers." Ferguson's Career Guidance Center. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 11 Dec. 2015. <http://fcg.infobase.com/recordurl.asp?aid=101204&id=185911>.




Devantier, Alecia T., and Carol A. Turkington. "Funeral Director." Ferguson's Career Guidance Center. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 11 Dec. 2015. <http://fcg.infobase.com/recordurl.asp?aid=101204&id=9262>.




Author, No. "A Job Hunter's Guide to Recruiter Code Words." Ferguson's Career Guidance Center. Facts On File, Inc. Web. 11 December 2015. <http://fcg.infobase.com/recordurl.asp?aid=101204&id=25012>.