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Funeral Service: More Than a Job

Funeral service is more than a job, it’s a calling.  Is it calling you?

A sense of comfort during a time of need. A steady hand, guiding a family through one of life’s hardest moments. A caretaker, a care giver, a trusted community resource. Funeral directors are all of these things and more.  Every day in communities around the world funeral directors provide a vital service to grieving families, providing comfort and support to the living while caring for their loved ones. Funeral service is more than a job, it’s a calling.

There’s no doubt that a career in funeral service is demanding…long hours, working on weekends, time away from your family. Indeed, a career in funeral service isn’t for everyone.

However, few professions, arguably, offer such great a reward in knowing you are called upon and trusted to help families in their greatest time of need.  A funeral service career isn’t simply a job; it’s a way of life.

If you are driven by a compassionate need to serve others, and have a natural commitment to your community, you may find a career in funeral service is calling you. Whether you are a high school student, a college student, or someone already in the workforce looking to change careers, the opportunities awaiting you in funeral service are many.

Ultimately, no one but you can decide if a career in funeral service is the right choice. If you do choose to go down this path, know that you are becoming a part of a proud, dedicated group of practitioners whose service to grieving families is rarely forgotten.

Have you considered:

What the job of a funeral director entails and the steps needed to become a funeral director?

Which schools have mortuary science programs?

If, in fact, a career in funeral service is right for you?