Funeral Director / Embalmer - Indiana Regions Overview:
The graph above shows that there were
35 job postings for the occupation of Funeral Director / Embalmer in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Funeral Director / Embalmer. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.
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What Funeral Director / Embalmer 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.
Common Job Activities:
- 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.
- Sell funeral services, products, or merchandise to clients.
- Monitor funeral service operations to ensure that they comply with applicable policies, regulations, and laws.
- Offer counsel and comfort to families and friends of the deceased.
- Negotiate contracts for prearranged funeral services.
- Respond to customer complaints, legal inquiries, payment negotiations, or other post-service matters.
- Plan and implement changes to service offerings to meet community needs or increase funeral home revenues.
- Direct or monitor administrative, support, repair, or maintenance services for funeral homes.
- Schedule work hours for funeral home or contract employees.
- Set marketing, sales, or other financial goals for funeral service establishments and monitor progress toward these goals.
- Explain goals, policies, or procedures to staff members.
- Complete and maintain records such as state-required documents, tracking documents, or product inventories.
- Evaluate the performance of vendors, contract employees, or other service providers to ensure quality and cost-efficiency.
- Set prices or credit terms for funeral products or services.
- Interview and hire new employees.
- Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to identify opportunities for cost reductions or service improvements.
- Identify skill development needs for funeral home staff.
- Attend or make presentations at community events to promote funeral home services or build community relationships.
- Plan and implement sales promotions or other marketing strategies and activities for funeral home operations.
- Conduct market research and analyze industry trends.
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