Sample 1 - State of California

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Embalmers
(SOC Code : 39-4011)
in California

Prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with Post secondary vocational training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20141st Qtr$22.15$17.24$22.08$27.10

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Possible Licenses Required and Issuing Authority[Top]
License Title
License Authority
Embalmer Apprentice RegistrationDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
Licensing Unit
www.cfb.ca.gov
EmbalmerDepartment of Consumer Affairs
Cemetery and Funeral Bureau
Licensing Unit
www.cfb.ca.gov

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Training Programs (click on title for more information)[Top]
Program Title
Funeral Service and Mortuary Science, General
Mortuary Science and Embalming/Embalmer

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Dress bodies and place them in caskets.
Conform to laws of health and sanitation and ensure that legal requirements concerning embalming are met.
Close incisions, using needles and sutures.
Attach trocar to pump-tube, start pump, and repeat probing to force embalming fluid into organs.
Wash and dry bodies, using germicidal soap and towels or hot air dryers.
Join lips, using needles and thread or wire.
Incise stomach and abdominal walls and probe internal organs, using trocar, to withdraw blood and waste matter from organs.
Reshape or reconstruct disfigured or maimed bodies when necessary, using dermasurgery techniques and materials such as clay, cotton, plaster of Paris, and wax.
Pack body orifices with cotton saturated with embalming fluid to prevent escape of gases or waste matter.
Make incisions in arms or thighs and drain blood from circulatory system and replace it with embalming fluid, using pump.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.
Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

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