Learning To Deal With Death
Death can be a very trying and stressful time for everyone involved. There is so much that must be accomplished while many are in a fragile state of mind. If all of the arrangements had already been made then it definitely makes it a simpler process, but is still emotionally daunting on family and friends. Once you choose a funeral home you only hope that the funeral director will know how to provide all of the services required with sensitivity and ease. During this time which is filled with emotion, you want a funeral director who will do most of the work for you with the added bonus of being a genuinely kind person. It takes an individual with natural born skill as well as intense training to be successful at this job.
A mortician directs funerals and is most modernly called a funeral director. Their tasks requires cremation, embalming, and burying those who have passed on among other jobs. This career also requires you to be a very sensitive soul and well as be technically advanced in your field. Unfortunately, death is something that will always be a part of life so morticians will always be needed.
Before a mortician can become licensed they must attend a mortician school. The Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is a vocational school that offers an Associate’s degree in one year to the traditional two and a Bachelor’s degree in a year and a half. You would receive hands on training the tuition is $17,000 a year. Another promising college is the Worsham College of Mortuary Science. They also offer students the opportunity to receive their Associate’s Degree in one year. Tuition for Worsham is about $18,000 a year.
Funeral directors have many tasks they are responsible for when running their funeral home business. The provide very sensitive services such as removal of the body, preparation of the remains, death certificate as well as other legal documents, and training the staff. One of their most important jobs is being emotionally supportive to the families who have lost their loved ones. It is a very emotional and trying time for all of the friends and family. Being sensitive and understanding are not qualities that can be taught in school. Most individuals either have it or they do not. There are colleges that will teach you the technical aspect of the job but it is nearly impossible to teach the emotional side.
Funeral directors/morticians are very kind and well-trained individuals who will help you get through your trying time with as little stress as possible. Make sure you do your research and get to know your funeral director before making any decisions.