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Career information and college search tools for funeral directors and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Funeral Directors Skills

Below are the skills needed to be funeral directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Social Perceptiveness4.124.75
Active Listening44
Coordination3.884
Service Orientation3.884.12
Speaking3.884

Funeral Directors Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be funeral directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Expression44
Oral Comprehension3.883.88
Speech Clarity3.883.88
Speech Recognition3.753.88
Problem Sensitivity3.623.25

Funeral Directors Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be funeral directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Customer and Personal Service4.956.05
Administration and Management4.034.22
Clerical3.964.86
Psychology3.724.23
Sales and Marketing3.664.07

Funeral Directors Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being funeral directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Performing for or Working Directly with the Public4.785.67
Assisting and Caring for Others4.735.06
Getting Information4.694.37
Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work4.585.34
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships4.515.27

Funeral Directors Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being funeral directors according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.88
Concern for Others4.86
Integrity4.81
Dependability4.66
Self Control4.66

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Funeral Directors

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Funeral Directors jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell200 $85,840
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn130 $86,350
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson130 $98,920
Cleveland-Elyria110 $88,920
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington80 N/A
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson70 $68,190
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara70 $82,190
Rochester60 $60,370
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach50 N/A
Oklahoma City50 N/A

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to funeral directors

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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