|I want to be a mortician when I grow up and I really dont understand what they do so could you describe what you have to do to become one like what types of schools you have to go to.|
|A mortician or funeral director removes dead people from the place of death, keeps the body in a building, most often called a funeral home, until the funeral is arranged, helps the survivors with funeral arrangements, prepares the body for any final viewing, directs the details of the funeral ceremony, (if the family has one) and helps the family with administrative details like filing necessary insurance papers, social security forms and other important details.
The educational requirements vary from state to state in the U.S. and many countries have few requirements. A requirement of the accrediting agencies for graduation is an Associate in Arts degree, although some states have higher requirements. There are about 45 colleges in the U.S. that offer mortuary science programs. Your guidance counselor should be able to help you with information on colleges in your area.
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