Funeral Attendants

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What do they do?

Perform 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.

Also known as:

Apprentice Funeral Director, Crematory Operator, Family Services Assistant (FSA), Funeral Assistant, Funeral Attendant, Funeral Greeter, Funeral Home Assistant, Funeral Home Associate, Funeral Home Attendant, Funeral Service Apprentice, Funeral Service Attendant

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Funeral Attendants is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

No Data Available

Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 1.3%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #15 in job growth rate
  • 260

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #7 in net job growth

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (6%)
  • Bachelor's degree (18.7%)
  • Associate's degree (17.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (21.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (32.8%)
  • Less than high school diploma (3%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Funeral attendants(1) because we don’t have information for Funeral Attendants. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
  • Embalm corpses.
  • Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
  • Maintain financial or account records.
  • Provide escort or transportation.
  • Provide patrons with directions to locales or attractions.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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