Do you know how to tap into the mortuary business?
It is true that, if we could, we would not even think about the loss of the people we care about. But unfortunately, death is part and parcel of our lives and we need to make plans for a decent sendoff when the time comes.
That is where mortuaries help us deal with burial arrangements and the funeral service industry helps us to deal with our grief.
Mortuaries provide a valuable service for the living as well as for those who have passed away. This is an important industry because people are becoming more conscious of having decent funerals for themselves and their loved ones. Though it is not a very competitive business, there is decent money to be made in the funeral industry.
The mortuary is a place of mystery, sadness, grief and even repulsion, and we all hope that while we are alive, we will never need to visit them. But when we lose a loved one to a long illness or a sudden death, mortuaries become a reality.
Working in a mortuary is an extremely stressful experience which is made even more so in South Africa because of the large number of people dying sudden and violent deaths.
You need to do the necessary research to make sure that being a mortician is for you. You could also call a local funeral home director and ask him or her about the industry. Experienced professionals might help you decide if you are cut out for working with the dead.
One way of getting into the mortuary business is by getting a job at a funeral parlour.
Being in a mortuary and watching the experts embalming and dressing corpses will help you learn the practical side of the funeral service business in a way that you would not be able to learn from books and lectures.