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If you are wondering about mortuary jobs, the first thing to think about is whether you can handle the tasks that go along with the job. It is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining and not everyone can handle working with cadavers every day.

There are many different positions at a mortuary. You could work as a hair stylist, cosmetologist, mortuary's assistant, funeral director, or even as a member of the support staff.

If you don't have a mortuary degree but are looking for a way to get into the business, working as a member of the support staff is an excellent way to get a foot in the door. This type of position could include things like grounds keeping, office work, and attending to minor funeral details. You can contact area funeral homes and inquire about support staff openings.

Another employment opportunity for someone without a degree is a mortuary transport technician. These technicians may be hired by the funeral home, or they could work for a third-party independent contractor that funeral homes use. Transport technicians are responsible for transporting the deceased from their place of death to the funeral home or coroner. You may need to console grieving families and friends at the scene and answer any questions they may have. You must be professional, clean-cut, and arrive in a timely fashion.

If you plan on making funeral services a career, most states require an apprenticeship in order to get your license. This is a great way to learn all about the business and obtain new skills.

If you already have a degree in mortuary science, you are able to work as a funeral director or embalming technician. Funeral directors arrange many details of funeral services, which can include but are not limited to casket and urn sales, floral arrangements, memorial table setups, and other details. You will be required to help families pre-plan funeral services and you will often need to console the grieving families and friends of the deceased.


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