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Career and Education Opportunities for Embalmers in Alabama

Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham.

There are currently 200 working embalmers in Alabama; this should grow by 11% to about 220 working embalmers in the state by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for embalmers are expected to grow by about 5.2%. In general, embalmers prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.

Embalmers earn about $15 hourly or $32,780 annually on average in Alabama and about $18 hourly or $38,100 yearly on average nationally. Incomes for embalmers are better than in the overall category of Funeral in Alabama, and better than the overall Funeral category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, the Southern Museum of Flight, and the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame.

CITIES WITH Embalmer OPPORTUNITIES IN Alabama


JOB DESCRIPTION: Embalmer

Embalmer video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, embalmers prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.

Every day, embalmers are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to control objects and devices with precise control.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Alabama

Alabama
Alabama photo by Melinda Shelton

Alabama has a population of 4,708,708, which has grown by 5.88% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Heart of Dixie," its capital is Montgomery, though its most populous city is Birmingham. In 2008, there were a total of 2,640,717 jobs in Alabama. The average annual income was $33,655 in 2008, up from $32,803 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Alabama was 10.1% in 2009, which has grown by 4.9% since the previous year. Approximately 19.0% of Alabama residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Alabama include manufacturing magnetic media, asphalt shingle materials manufacturing, and perishable prepared food manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Alan's Discount Music, the The Hip Hop Museum of Art, and the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute.