Funeral Home Managers

Also called: Funeral Home Manager, Funeral Service Manager, Mortuary Operations Manager,



What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes.
On the job, you would:
  • Consult with families or friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details, such as obituary notice wording, casket selection, or plans for services.
  • Direct and supervise work of embalmers, funeral attendants, death certificate clerks, cosmetologists, or other staff.
  • Schedule funerals, burials, or cremations.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

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

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • funeralOne Life Tributes
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
  • FPA Software MACCS
  • Twin Tiers Technologies CIMS

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
  • associate's degree
  • professional degree
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$76,350
$44,120
$161,870

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What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes.

On the job, you would:
  • Consult with families or friends of the deceased to arrange funeral details, such as obituary notice wording, casket selection, or plans for services.
  • Direct and supervise work of embalmers, funeral attendants, death certificate clerks, cosmetologists, or other staff.
  • Schedule funerals, burials, or cremations.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
Math and Science
  • psychology

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • understanding people's reactions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

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

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Concern for Others

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • funeralOne Life Tributes
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
Data base user interface and query software
  • FPA Software MACCS
  • Twin Tiers Technologies CIMS

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
  • associate's degree
  • professional degree
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$76,350
$44,120
$161,870

EXPLORE MORE