Funeral Directors and Managers


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Occupation is in demand for the following regions: Northeast
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Funeral Directors and Managers

Funeral Directors and Managers - Employment & Outlook

The table below provides information about the number of workers in this occupation in various regions. It also provides information about the expected growth rate and future job openings.

Employment

About 67% of funeral managers are self-employed.

Major employers:

  • Funeral homes

Outlook

Demand for this occupation is expected to decrease. More people are choosing to be cremated, which costs less and requires fewer funeral directors and managers. However, more people are pre-arranging their end-of-life services which may create some demand for funeral directors and managers.

Job openings will occur as people retire. Those who are licensed as funeral arrangers and embalmers or are willing to relocate will have the best prospects.

Funeral Directors and Managers (CIS 100090)

Location Employment & Growth >>>> Annual openings



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Illinois
1,957
Small
&
-4.0%
5.8%
>>>>
186
Few
  Champaign Area
8
Very small
&
0.0%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  Charleston-Effingham-Centralia Area
18
Very small
&
0.0%
5.0%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Cook County
926
Small
&
-5.4%
5.6%
>>>>
86
Few
  Decatur Area
11
Very small
&
-18.2%
7.0%
>>>>
0
None
  DeKalb-Elgin-Aurora Area
107
Small
&
1.9%
9.7%
>>>>
10
Few
  Du Page County
188
Small
&
-8.0%
5.4%
>>>>
18
Few
  Edwardsville Area
19
Very small
&
0.0%
5.1%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Kankakee-Morris-Pontiac Area
16
Very small
&
-18.8%
5.2%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Lake County
132
Small
&
-3.0%
8.6%
>>>>
13
Few
  McHenry County
53
Medium
&
-7.5%
6.8%
>>>>
5
Few
  Mt Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area
8
Very small
&
0.0%
6.8%
>>>>
0
None
  Northwest Illinois Area
12
Very small
&
-8.3%
3.6%
>>>>
0
None
  Peoria-Bloomington Area
14
Very small
&
35.7%
7.3%
>>>>
1
Very few
  Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area
9
Very small
&
11.1%
4.3%
>>>>
0
None
  Rock Island-Moline Area
23
Small
&
-8.7%
5.7%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Rockford Area
25
Very small
&
-8.0%
7.6%
>>>>
2
Very few
  Springfield Area
20
Very small
&
-5.0%
4.7%
>>>>
1
Very few
  St Louis-Belleville Area
42
Small
&
-2.4%
6.4%
>>>>
4
Few
  Will County
109
Medium
&
0.0%
9.1%
>>>>
10
Few
United States
55,200
Small
&
-4.0%
3.7%
>>>>
4,300
Few
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.