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Funeral Home Workers

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Funeral directors are usually employed by a funeral home or are in business themselves. There are approximately 29,600 morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors in the United States. About 4,200 embalmers are employed in the United States. Funeral attendants hold another 36,100 jobs. The majority of embalmers, mortuary science technicians, and funeral attendants are employed by funeral homes, though a small number work for hospitals and medical schools. Employers for these professions are located worldwide. 

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