Working in a funeral home requires tact, discretion, and compassion in dealing with grieving people. Persons interested in the field should have the desire and ability to comfort people in their time of sorrow. Funeral directors arrange the details and handle the logistics of funerals. They communicate with family members, members of the clergy, social workers, psychologists, physicians and surgeons and other healthcare professionals.
Job opportunities are expected to be good through 2016. The need to replace funeral directors who retire or leave the occupation and the growth in death care services will account for the job opportunities.
What/Where the jobs are
Funeral directors, embalmers.
Associate in Arts (AA)
Gary Fulton, Gary.Fulton@iavalley.edu