Mortician

  • The Posing Dead: Funeral Homes Arrange Deceased In Elaborate Scenes

    The Posing Dead: Funeral Homes Arrange Deceased In Elaborate Scenes

    Insert your favorite "thinking outside the box" pun here

    A New Orleans funeral home is at the forefront of a trend in which the bodies of loved ones are posed in elaborate, diorama-like scenes. Continue Reading

  • Confessions of A Mortician

    Confessions of A Mortician

    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... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like To Be An Undertaker: 'A Call To Serve'

    What It's Like To Be An Undertaker: 'A Call To Serve'

    Funeral Director Daniel Honan is busier than he'd like to be these days. As the only undertaker in Newtown, Conn., Honan is working overtime to provide funeral services to families of 11 of the 20 first-graders murdered Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School. To help keep pace with the demand, Honan... Continue Reading

  • Trade Secrets of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

    Trade Secrets of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

    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... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

    Confessions of a Mortician (Funeral Director)

    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... Continue Reading

  • 12 Jobs That Will Never Disappear

    12 Jobs That Will Never Disappear

    CareerBuilder.com While we haven't quite reached the age of flying cars, we've certainly made significant strides in civilization. Gone are the heydays of goldsmiths and wheelwrights, but an element of those jobs live on in one form or another. With advancements in technology and science, so come changes in... Continue Reading