Funeral Home Managers

Occupation Information table
Overview: 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.
Duties: 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.
Degree(s): A.A.S. Management: Marketing Concentration 
A.S. Business Administration (Accounting and Marketing) 
Job Outlook: Overall employment of funeral service workers is projected to decline 4 percent from 2019 to 2029. Those who are licensed as funeral directors and embalmers and who are willing to relocate should have the best job opportunities.
Starting Salary: The mean annual salary for Funeral Home Managers is $95,220
Education Level: Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.
 

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Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.