4 - Funeral Director

Funeral Director Funeral Director

Education and experience: A funeral director arranges and directs funeral services in accordance with the wishes of the family members. Typically the job requires a bachelor's degree or its equivalent, at least 4 years of experience in the field or in a related area, and may require state licensure.

Typical Salary Range: $44,000 to $72,000

How you can use your talents for God: “It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.” Ecclesiastes 7:2.  Funerals are one event where death, religion and eternity are ok to talk about.  Although some families may only seek consolation from the pain of losing a loved one, for others, losing a family member is sometimes the first step leading toward spiritual awakening. Instead of being a depressing work, a person who comforts and points toward hope of eternal life will find the job rewarding.