Becoming a funeral director might seem like an unusual choice. But it’s not just a job, it’s a compassionate career, a calling and a labor of love in service to grieving families.
Funeral directors take the worst day of a person’s life and try to ease their pain. They also tend to all the little details before, during and even after the funeral that make it easier for the family to focus on celebrating a loved one’s life., This includes paperwork, which can be complicated and extensive.
Many people who become funeral directors decide on that career very early in their lives because they feel called to do so. It may be the family business, or they may simply want a meaningful career in a profession devoted to helping people through a difficult time and finding a sense of purpose by serving the community.
Funeral directors must be friendly, creative, dependable, compassionate and diplomatic. They must be able to deal with the emotions of people who are not at their best while putting everyone at ease. They must be dependable, making themselves available essentially 24 hours a day. Creativity is important in helping people plan unique funerals, as is attention to detail — because often the details make all the difference in creating a meaningful and memorable day for a family.
It takes a special kind of person to be able to serve families with such a sense of purpose. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in the funeral profession, contact us for more information.