We surveyed 417 funeral directors to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical funeral director. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a funeral director?



Working as a funeral director typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a funeral director?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a funeral director typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a funeral director?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a funeral director. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for funeral directors.


Do funeral directors work full-time or part-time?

77% of funeral directors work in full-time roles while 23% work part-time.