Career Overview

Embalmers prepare people after they die for public viewings during funerals.


Completing a two-three year college program in funeral service is required to do this type of work.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$20,000 /yr
$40,000 /yr
$62,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Science - as much as possible, including biology and psychology!
Work Environment

Embalmers typically work for funeral homes.

Future Outlook

The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada