Morticians, Undertakers, & Funeral Directors


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.
Also called: Funeral Arranger, Funeral Director, Licensed Funeral Director, Mortician

Knowledge:

    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Math and Science
  • psychology
  • chemistry
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
    Safety and Government
  • law and government

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology:

    Project management software
  • FuneralKiosk
    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Custom Data Systems Sterling Management Software
  • FPA Software MACCS

Education:

    associate's degree
    certificate after high school
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