No, it's not weird that you may want to become a funeral director!
Somebody has to think about it...
What Does A Funeral Director Do?
Funeral directors can be called morticians and undertakers.
They coordinate all of the details of the burial service such as date, location and type of service for the deceased. This includes:
Assisting, comforting and providing guidance for the family
Preparing the body for burial
Filing death certificate(s)
Placing newspaper ad
Arranging clergy and pallbearers
Keeping expense records, sending invoices and employment records
As a funeral director you will need to:
be caring and compassionate
work with different faiths, customs and cultures
How Long Do You Need To Go To School?
Complete either a bachelor's or associate's degree in funeral services or mortuary science
Train for 1 to 3 years in an internship during or after college
What types of courses do you think would help?
But Will It Pay The Bills?
Canada: Salaries range from $36K - $65K (CAD)
USA: Salaries range from $33K - $72K (USD)
Other Careers In The Funeral Service Industry
There are so many other ways that you can enter the funeral service industry.
Do you enjoy doing make up? Become a mortician make up artist.
Are you good at selling? Become a funeral home marketer.
Do you enjoy styling hair? Become a funeral cosmetologist.
Are you good at managing? Become a funeral service manager.
Considering a career as a funeral director?