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*Annual Mean Wage Of Morticians, Undertakers And Funeral Directors
Become A Funeral Director, Mortician Or Undertaker
There seems to be a growing trend of people who are interested in mortuary science. So what kind of jobs result from this popular subject? Funeral directors, morticians and undertakers.
**Funeral directors must have at least an associate's degree in mortuary science. A growing number of employers, however, prefer applicants to have a bachelor's degree.
**The American Board of Funeral Service Education (ABFSE) accredits 57 mortuary science programs, most of which are 2-year associate's degree programs offered at community colleges. About 9 programs give a bachelor's degree.
**In all mortuary science programs, students take courses in ethics, grief counseling, funeral service, and business law. All AFSBE-accredited programs also include embalming and restorative techniques courses.
**Funeral directors must complete hands-on training under the direction of a licensed funeral director, usually lasting 1 to 3 years. The apprenticeship may be completed before, during, or after completing a mortuary program.
**High school students can prepare for a job as a funeral director by taking courses in biology and chemistry and by participating in public speaking. Part-time or summer jobs in funeral homes also are good experience.
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