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Occupation Profile for Funeral Attendants

Perform 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.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$20,350.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
5.3 Average Unemployment Percentage 37.3 Percentage That Completed High School
33,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 33.3 Percentage That Had Some College
37,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 29.4 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Administrative Assistant
Apprentice Funeral Director
Assistant Funeral Director
Assistant, Undertaker
Attendant
Crematory Operator
Embalmer
Embalmer Apprentice
Family Services Assistant (FSA)
Funeral Assistant
Funeral Attendant
Funeral Director
Funeral Director Intern
Funeral Greeter
Funeral Home Assistant
Funeral Home Associate
Funeral Home Attendant
Funeral Service Apprentice
Funeral Service Attendant
Helper, Mortician
Helper, Undertaker
Limosine Driver
Mortician
Pallbearer
Property Man
Property Worker
Receptionist
Secretary

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Direct or escort mourners to parlors or chapels in which wakes or funerals are being held.
  • Core — Place caskets in parlors or chapels prior to wakes or funerals.
  • Core — Carry flowers to hearses or limousines for transportation to places of interment.
  • Core — Clean and drive funeral vehicles such as cars or hearses in funeral processions.
  • Core — Clean funeral parlors and chapels.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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