Perform a variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service, arranging floral offerings or lights around casket, directing or escorting mourners, closing casket, and issuing and storing funeral equipment.
Other Job Titles Funeral Attendants May Have
Funeral Assistant, Funeral Attendant, Funeral Home Assistant, Funeral Home Associate
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
Greet people at the funeral home.
Perform a variety of tasks during funerals to assist funeral directors and to ensure that services run smoothly and as planned.
Transport the deceased to the funeral home.
Direct or escort mourners to parlors or chapels in which wakes or funerals are being held.
Close caskets at appropriate point in services.
Level of Education Attained by Funeral Attendants
Most common level of education among people in this career: High school diploma or equivalent (55%)
Less than high school diploma
High school diploma or equivalent
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