Information About Funeral Directors

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Training

Funeral directors need associate degree.

Degrees for Funeral directors
Training for Funeral Directors
Percent
Less than High School 1.4
High School 10.1
Some College 21.0
Associates Degree 27.7
Bachelors Degree 30.4
Masters Degree 4.7
Doctorate or Professional Degree 4.7

Employment

Represents about 30,000 people in the United States- 12.8% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 3,000 more funeral directors but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 9,000 more.


This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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