On the Job
Funeral Attendants perform several tasks during a funeral. They place caskets in an area for viewing, arrange flowers, and care for funeral equipment. They may assist mourners.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Assist patrons with entering or exiting vehicles or other forms of transportation.
- Greet customers, patrons, or visitors.
- Provide patrons with directions to locales or attractions.
- Drive vehicles to transport patrons.
- Discuss service options or needs with clients.
- Maintain financial or account records.
- Apply makeup to alter or enhance appearance.
- Arrange items for use or display.
- Embalm corpses.
- Perform administrative or clerical tasks.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Working with a group or team.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Frequent decision-making.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
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