Being A Mortician


The word mortician brings what images to mind? The career of a
mortician is surprisingly different than it is portraied in movies and books.
is a very rewarding job both personal as well as psychological
to those with the temperament, training and discipline required to do the job
properly. In this paper I'll be reporting the requirements to become a
mortician, also called funeral director or undertaker, the duties the job
requires of you, and the outlook of this career in the future of the United
States.
To become a funeral director in the United States today isn't an easy
task. You need to be twenty-one, a high school graduate with some undergraduate
college work, as well as at ...

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wants
two years; and the other third requires three years of credit(IRN 9). A
concentration of courses is also required in some of the states. You may need
to take 15 credits in natural science, 13 in social sciences, 13 in business, 14
in chemistry(IRN 10). In addition to your college work, you will need at least
50 credit hours of professional work in mortuary science. "There are about 40
schools of mortuary science officially recognized by the U.S. Department of
Education today"(Shipley 220). The curriculum generally consists of courses in:

"Embalming, Restorative Art, Chemistry, Microbiology, Pathology, Anatomy, Small
Business Management, Funeral Home management, Merchandising, Accounting, Funeral
Home Law, Computers, History and sociology of Funeral Service, Psychology of
Grief, Grief Counseling, oral and Written Communication, Funeral Service Law,
Business Law, and Ethics"(IRN 11).

Along with educational requirements you need to look at the personal
requirements it ...

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for a long period of time and
which will prevent it from further disease or decay, if death has been caused by
a specific infectious disease."(Lamers 420). Tubes are then inserted in the
artery or vein. The tube in this artery is connected to a mechanical pump that
injects a preservative and disinfectant solution into the blood system.(Lamers
426). The chemicals eventually push all the blood out of the system and take
its place in the circulatory system. "The final step is the completion of yet
another procedure to remove gases and liquids from the trunk organs and this
introduces yet another disinfectant chemical into the area"(IRN 7). If the body
is disfigured in any way you may ...

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Added: 6/7/2007 07:37:04 AM
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