Funeral Director

What Does A Funeral Director Do?

Funeral directors manage all aspects of a funeral service including preparing the remains of the deceased person and organizing funerals.

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How Do I Become A Funeral Director?

Completing a two-three year college program in funeral service or mortuary science is required to do this type of work.

What is the Average Salary For A Funeral Director?

High – 147,000
Median – 73,000
Low – 39,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become A Funeral Director?

  • Science – As much as possible, including biology and psychology!
  • Math – As much as possible!
  • English – As much as possible!
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For A Funeral Director?

Funeral directors work for funeral homes.

What Is The Future Outlook For A Funeral Director?

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

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