Mortuary Schools instruct in a specialized field that provides essential services for every community, in every state. Few professions provide a greater sense of service than funeral service. Funeral directors are caregivers in their communities, and many of them feel that offering compassion and guidance to people in crisis can be a rewarding and gratifying profession.
Training in mortuary services may be found in community colleges, colleges, and universities. At the community college level, Mortuary Schools provide associate degrees, with a one-year residency in a funeral home to meet requirements for entry-level careers in funeral service. College and university Mortuary Schools provide bachelor degrees in mortuary science, and educate students in all phases of funeral service to develop proficiency and skills necessary for the profession. Bachelor degrees require four years or more of education, beginning with two years of liberal arts courses.
The programs taught at Mortuary Schools include the study of the history of funeral service, practices and procedures, health sciences, rules and regulations of states and federal governments, organization and management, business law, marketing and merchandising, psychology, counseling, human anatomy, physiology, microbiology, forensic pathology, restorative art, embalming, religious studies, cultural studies, and much more.
Some Mortuary Schools require hands-on training in a licensed funeral home for gaining practical experience. Mortuary science students should be careful to choose only those schools that are accredited and meet state licensure requirements.
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