By Vivian Giang
A man who works in a mortuary led a Reddit thread to give a glimpse into what it's like to deal with issues of mortality on a daily basis. Covering topics that included the strangest requests he's ever had, and what happens during cremation and embalming, here's the closest most of us will ever... Read More »
More companies in the funeral industry are offering oversize caskets these days, but apparently difficulties remain when it comes to tending to the bodies of the obese. The owner of a crematory service in the greater Atlanta area recently admitted to dismembering the body of a deceased woman, estimated to... Read More »
By Alina Dizik, Special to CareerBuilder
Some jobs can have a negative stigma, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't give them a second glance when you're conducting your search. In fact, many jobs that seem unappealing from the get go actually provide workers with a favorable work-life balance and other... Read More »
Of the many questions asked of me in my more than 25 years as a funeral director, there is one that is asked most: Why are funerals so expensive?
According to the National Funeral Directors Association's web site, the national median cost for a traditional funeral in 2009 was $6,560. This figure does not... Read More »
Wherever I go, people ask me what it's like to work as a funeral director. I tell them it is not an easy career, particularly given the emotional component of the work. As funeral directors, we deal with issues of mortality -- our own as well as those of our clients -- on a daily basis. We also work long... Read More »
Michael Kling, Investopedia
You don't have to go to college earn a decent living. Some professions pay good salaries without requiring post-secondary schooling.
A college degree can be a great path towards a well-paying, satisfying profession, but a bachelor's degree isn't for everyone. In fact, some see... Read More »