• Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors
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  • Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of the body to the mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized persons to arrange details, and selecting pallbearers.

    What do they typically do

    • Obtain information needed to complete legal documents such as death certificates or burial permits
    • Oversee the preparation and care of the remains of people who have died
    • Consult with families or friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details, such as obituary notice wording, casket selection, or plans for services
    • Plan, schedule, or coordinate funerals, burials, or cremations, arranging details such as floral delivery or the time and place of services
    • Perform embalming duties as necessary
    • Arrange for clergy members to perform needed services
    • Contact cemeteries to schedule the opening and closing of graves
    • Close caskets and lead funeral corteges to churches or burial sites

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    Job Growth +0.3%
    Job Opening 142

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