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Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors

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Perform various tasks to arrange and direct 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.


  • Job opportunities should be good, particularly for those who also embalm.
  • Some mortuary science graduates relocate to get a job.
  • Funeral directors are licensed by the State in which they practice.
  • Funeral directors need the ability to communicate easily and compassionately and to comfort people in a time of sorrow.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $52,790/yr ($26.40/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Associates Degree