Funeral Attendants:

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.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $24,480.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,513
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Customer Service
Professionalism
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Creativity
Resource Allocation
Integrity
Information Gathering
Decision-making
Organization
Written Communication
Following Directions
Conflict Management
Problem-solving

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Provide mortuary or funeral related customer service
Provide personal services
Assist individuals into or out of vehicles, boats, aircraft, or rides
Provide assistance or direction to customers
Greet customers, guests, visitors, or passengers

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Drive vehicles to transport patrons
Transport cargo
Transport passengers
Drive automobile, van, or light truck

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Clean personal services tools, equipment, or machinery
Maintain physical building or grounds of property
Maintain work tools or equipment

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization

Consult with customers concerning needs
Confer with client regarding type of arrangement desired
Provide patrons with directions to locales or attractions

Performing Administrative Activities

Prepare administrative documents
Answer questions from customers or the public
Deliver items such as mail, messages, records, or files

Performing General Physical Activities

Clean building walls or flooring
Move heavy objects in personal care or service
Provide escort or transportation

Thinking Creatively

Create floral arrangements
Arrange items for use or display


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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


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