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Funeral Attendants
(SOC Code : 39-4021)
in California

Perform variety of tasks during funeral, such as placing casket in parlor or chapel prior to service; arranging floral offerings or lights around casket; directing or escorting mourners; closing casket; and issuing and storing funeral equipment.

Employers usually expect an employee in this occupation to be able to do the job after Short-term on-the-job training .

Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
California 20131st Qtr$13.53$10.90$13.11$15.77

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
California 2010 - 20201,6001,7001006.380

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Perform a variety of tasks during funerals to assist funeral directors and to ensure that services run smoothly and as planned.
Greet people at the funeral home.
Offer assistance to mourners as they enter or exit limousines.
Close caskets at appropriate point in services.
Transfer the deceased to funeral homes.
Obtain burial permits and register deaths.
Direct or escort mourners to parlors or chapels in which wakes or funerals are being held.
Place caskets in parlors or chapels prior to wakes or funerals.
Clean and drive funeral vehicles, such as cars or hearses, in funeral processions.
Carry flowers to hearses or limousines for transportation to places of interment.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
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.
Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others` reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Time Management - Managing one`s own time and the time of others.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.
Support - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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