Why We Choose The Funeral Industry
Most people we meet outside of our capacity as professionals wonder why we do what we do. As an icebreaker at a party, we keep the response simple and sweet: because we believe the work we do helps grieving families. But really, the answer isn’t always that simple. There are many reasons people find themselves working in the funeral industry. We read an article on this very topic by a fellow funeral home director with Arden Funeral Home in Florida. He made reference to six reasons for choosing this career. Two of our favorites were:
Funeral roots reach back well beyond the Egyptian Empire. In fact, Neanderthal burial grounds from 60,000 BC have even been discovered as well as cremation pots that date back to the Ice Age. Many of the practices of properly caring for those who have died have three common factors including: a ceremony, a sacred place for the deceased, and a memorial. All of these reflect cultural values and beliefs about the living, death and life after death.
With such a rich history, it is a pleasure to be part of something bigger than ourselves.
Funeral industry careers incorporate many different disciplines, including theology, psychology, chemistry, and marketing. Many of us enjoy the profession because we are able to utilize multiple skill sets on a daily basis. All of them geared towards honoring the deceased and caring for the survivors.
We help people at what is often one of the most emotional times in their lives. Saying goodbye and/or celebrating the life of a loved one is a deeply personal experience and we know that the process can be made easier with attention, compassion, and attention to detail. When we provide this assistance, we know that we are making a difference for the families we serve.