We surveyed 36 embalmers to learn what personality traits and interests make them unique. Here are the results.


Holland Codes

Embalmers are realistic and conventional

Embalmers tend to be predominantly realistic individuals, which means that they often enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. They also tend to be conventional, meaning that they are usually detail-oriented and organized, and like working in a structured environment.

If you are one or both of these archetypes, you may be well suited to be an embalmer. However, if you are artistic, this is probably not a good career for you. Unsure of where you fit in? Take the career test now.

Here’s how the Holland codes of the average embalmer break down: