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Published on Nov 18, 2015

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Worst Job ever... a mortician

Sarah Johnson

Average Annual Mortician Salary

Mortician duties:

  • directing operations of a funeral home
  • replace the body's blood with embalming fluid
  • reshape difigured bodies, dress, and apply cosmetics
  • long on call irregular hours weekends and days
  • providing a well kept surrounding in/out of funeral home

Average Work Hours:

Level of Education:

2 to 4 years of college study in Mortuary Science


You are always in a depressing environment with dead bodies and mourning families.

Related occupations:

  • social workers
  • psychologists
  • physicians
  • surgeons

Being a mortician makes you at a higher risk of this medical condition as the over exposure of formaldehyde (chemical) used.


Morticians have to touch dead people.

No Flexible Work Schedule!
Morticians work on call with inconsistent hours as people die every minute.