CAREER

Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$54,100

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-2% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

Associate's degree

Career

What Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers Do

Perform various tasks to arrange and direct individual funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.

Other Job Titles Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Arrangers May Have

Funeral Arrangement Director, Funeral Arranger, Funeral Counselor, Funeral Director, Funeral Location Manager, Funeral Pre-Need Consultant, Funeral Prearrangement Counselor, Licensed Funeral Director, Licensed Mortician, Mortician

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Pre-Need Planning Consultant ,

Skylawn Memorial Park

I work for a combination cemetery and funeral home. I help pre-plan cemetery and funeral plans. I also make funeral arrangements.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Obtain information needed to complete legal documents, such as death certificates or burial permits.
  • Consult with families or friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details, such as obituary notice wording, casket selection, or plans for services.
  • Perform embalming duties, as necessary.
  • Oversee the preparation and care of the remains of people who have died.
  • Contact cemeteries to schedule the opening and closing of graves.

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