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Embalmer

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Embalmers prepare bodies to ensure they are preserved and presentable until they are buried or cremated.

The Work

You could be:

With some employers, embalming is part of a funeral directors job. See the job profile for Funeral Director.

Pay

Pay rates vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for trainee embalmers tend to be around £17,000 a year. With experience this can rise to £20,000 to £30,000 a year, or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2019
1573
4.5 %
RISE
2024
1643
  United Kingdom
2019
18859
4.1 %
RISE
2024
19624

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You should have:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

British Institute of Embalmers (BIE)
Tel: 01564 778991
E-mail: enquiry@bioe.co.uk
Website: http://www.bioe.co.uk/

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