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Funeral Attendants

Also called: Funeral Assistant, Funeral Attendant, Funeral Home Assistant

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What they do:
Perform a 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.
On the job, you would:
  • Greet people at the funeral home.
  • Perform a variety of tasks during funerals to assist funeral directors and to ensure that services run smoothly and as planned.
  • Transport the deceased to the funeral home.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • looking for ways to help people

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Concern for Others
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Accounting software
  • Bookkeeping software
Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
associate's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$27,930
$19,390
$43,710
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