Morticians, Undertakers, and Funeral Directors:

Perform various tasks to arrange and direct funeral services, such as coordinating transportation of body to mortuary, interviewing family or other authorized person to arrange details, selecting pallbearers, aiding with the selection of officials for religious rites, and providing transportation for mourners.

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Indiana Average Salary $47,310.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 939
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 7.62 %

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Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Decision-making
Integrity
Professionalism
Leadership
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Organization
Resource Allocation
Creativity
Work Ethic
Time Management
Written Communication
Conflict Management
Critical Thinking

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Approve/Disallow application or license
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Implement health or sanitation standards

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare bodies for interment
Embalm corpses
Employ hair, cosmetic, or nail care instruments
Apply cosmetic products
Sew materials by hand
Arrange decorations or furniture for banquets, dining venues, or social functions
Assemble advertising and merchandise displays

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Supervise funeral or mortuary personnel
Supervise service workers
Assign work to staff or employees

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Provide mortuary or funeral related customer service
Usher patrons to seats or exits
Provide personal services
Provide assistance or direction to customers
Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers


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Related Licensing Requirements


Funeral Director Intern (18-0000000153)

IC 25-15-4-2 Funeral director intern licenses Sec. 2. (a) To qualify for a funeral director intern license, an applicant must: (1) be an individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age; (2) submit proof that the applicant has not been convicted of: (A) an act that would constitute a ground for disciplinary sanction under IC 25-1-11; and (B) a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently; (3) have a diploma from an accredited high school; (4) have successfully completed either: (A) a course of education consisting of: (i) thirty (30) semester hours or forty-five (45) quarter hours of college level work in a regionally accredited postsecondary educational institution that includes course work in the subjects of English, the humanities, science, business, and other electives that apply toward a baccalaureate degree from the postsecondary educational institution; and (ii) four (4) academic quarters, or its equivalent, in an accredited college, school, or department of mortuary science approved by the board; or (B) a twenty-one (21) month program in an accredited college, school, or department of mortuary science that has been approved by the board; and (5) pay the fee set by the board for a funeral director intern license. (b) The board may require an applicant for a funeral director intern license to pass an examination before issuing a license to the applicant.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service (3172343031)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/funeral.htm

Funeral Director (18-0000000037)

To qualify for licensure, candidates must: Be at least 18 years of age. Have not been convicted of a felony nor have been subject to disciplinary action that would interfere with the candidate's ability to carry out professional duties. Possess a high school diploma. Have completed: 30 semester hours of college-level credit toward a baccalaureate degree and four academic quarters in an approved school, college, or department of mortuary science, OR: A 21-month program in a board-approved school, college, or department of mortuary science. Successfully pass the board-administered examination (those applying for funeral director intern licenses may be required to fulfill this requirement, at the board's discretion). Have completed at least one year of continuous funeral service experience under the direct supervision of a licensed funeral director. Pay all application and examination fees. Licenses must be renewed every two years, in even-numbered years. Funeral directors must complete 10 hours of continuing education (consisting of courses in embalming, health issues, religion, grief counseling, etc.) each renewal period. More detailed information, including application packets and test dates, may be obtained directly from the Indiana State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service.

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service (3172343031)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/funeral.htm

Funeral Director Only (18-0000000154)

IC 25-15-4-3 Funeral director licenses Sec. 3. (a) An applicant must qualify under subsection (b) to be licensed as a funeral director. However, subject to IC 25-15-8-10, an individual qualified under subsection (c) or (d) shall be treated as a qualified individual. (b) To qualify for a funeral director license, an applicant must: (1) be an individual who is at least eighteen (18) years of age; (2) submit proof that the applicant has not been convicted of: (A) an act that would constitute a ground for disciplinary sanction under IC 25-1-11; or (B) a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently; (3) have a diploma from an accredited high school; (4) have successfully completed either: (A) a course of education consisting of: (i) thirty (30) semester hours or forty-five (45) quarter hours of college level work in a regionally accredited postsecondary educational institution that includes course work in the subjects of English, humanities, science, business, and other electives that apply toward a accalaureate degree from the postsecondary educational institution; and (ii) four (4) academic quarters or the equivalent in an accredited college, school, or department of mortuary science approved by the board; or (B) a twenty-one (21) month program in an accredited college, school, or department of mortuary science approved by the board; (5) pass the examination required by the board for a funeral director license; (6) under the direct supervision of a funeral director

- Indiana Professional Licensing Agency~State Board of Funeral and Cemetery Service (3172343031)
- http://www.in.gov/pla/funeral.htm


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