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Death Care Profession

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As a prospective student, you may be curious about the funeral service profession. Explore the helpful links below and discover how CCMS prepares students to be the best possible death care professionals.

Careers in funeral service

National Funeral Directors Association. Includes Duties/Responsibilities and Education 概述. 

Average salary and job outlook

Bureau of Labor 统计数据, Occupational Outlook Handbook. 

授权董事会 & 需求

National Funeral Directors Association. Each state has their own requirements, and they can also vary by funeral director vs. 香料或化学物质. Check your state and become familiar with your requirements. 

建议阅读

Books to inspire future funeral directors!

The Mourner’s Dance: What We Do When People Die
作者: Katherine Ashenburg
发表: North Point Press, 2002
描述: An exploration of the rich and endlessly creative ways different cultures and times have devised for marking loss and finding solace in its wake.

Final Exam: A Surgeon’s Reflections on Mortality
作者: 波林W. 陈
出版者: 克诺夫出版社,2007年
描述: Gives a different perspective on providing care and being in a compassionate profession as it relates to death and dying.

Do Funerals Matter? The Purposes and Practices of Death Rituals in Global Perspective
作者: 威廉G. 霍伊
发表: 劳特利奇,2013
描述: Examination of how funeral rites are used around the world to help mourners make sense of death and to negotiate the changes that occur in its aftermath.

Rest In Peace: A Cultural 历史 of Death and the Funeral 首页 in Twentieth-Century America
作者: 加里Laderman
发表: Oxford University Press, 2003
描述: Traces the origins of American funeral rituals and the evolution of U.S. 殡仪馆, while depicting funeral directors as highly respected community members who care for the dead and the living.

The Good Funeral: Death, Grief, and the Community of Care
作者: 托马斯·G. Long and 托马斯•林奇
发表: Westminster John Knox Press, 2013
描述: Two of the most authoritative voices in funeral service – one a preacher, one a funeral director – write eloquently and passionately on behalf of the funeral, and offer powerful criticisms of current funeral practices whose ideology rests on denial and trivialization.

The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade
作者: 托马斯•林奇
发表: W.W. 诺顿 & 公司,1997
描述: A collection of essays on the life and work of a small town funeral director caring for the living and dead in his own community.

The Funeral: A Chance to Touch, A Chance to Serve, A Chance to Heal
作者: 道格·曼宁
发表: In-Sight Books, 2001
描述: Insights on the values of the funeral service from his personal experiences are shared in a warm, conversational style.

Purified by Fire: A 历史 of Cremation in America
作者: Stephen Prothero
发表: University of California Press, 2001
描述: The fascinating story of cremation’s rise from notoriety to legitimacy and a new look at important transformations in the American cultural landscape over the last 150 years.

Funeral 首页 Customer Service A-Z: Creating Exceptional Experiences for Today’s Families
作者: 艾伦·D. Wolfelt
发表: Companion Press, 2001
描述: A must-read for those who want to enhance their effectiveness in serving 21st century families.