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Summary Report for:
11-9061.00 - Funeral Service Managers

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.

This title represents an occupation for which data collection is currently underway.

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Tasks

  • Attend or make presentations at community events to promote funeral home services or build community relationships.
  • Conduct market research and analyze industry trends.
  • 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.
  • Direct or monitor administrative, support, repair, or maintenance services for funeral homes.
  • Monitor funeral service operations to ensure that they comply with applicable policies, regulations, and laws.
  • Negotiate contracts for prearranged funeral services.
  • Offer counsel and comfort to families and friends of the deceased.
  • Plan and implement changes to service offerings to meet community needs or increase funeral home revenues.
  • Plan and implement sales promotions or other marketing strategies and activities for funeral home operations.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

Autopsy tables or accessories — Body bridges; Embalming tables; Mortuary dressing tables; Mortuary operating tables
Cadaver carriers — Cremation stands; Mortuary cots
Cadaver lifter or transfer devices — Casket carriages; Casket lowering devices; Pallbearer casket carriages; Vault lowering devices
Mortuary aspirators — Electric mortuary aspirators; Hydro-electric aspirators
Protective gloves — Nitrile gloves; Protective latex gloves

Technology used in this occupation:

Accounting software — Financial reporting software
Data base user interface and query software — FPA Software MACCS; HMIS Advantage; Twin Tiers Technologies CIMS; Twin Tiers Technologies MIMS
Electronic mail software — Email software
Office suite software — Microsoft Office software
Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ECS

Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

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Work Values

Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2013) $32.89 hourly, $68,420 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 9,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 3,200
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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Job Openings on the Web

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Sources of Additional Information

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