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Career and Education Opportunities for Embalmers in Louisiana

Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its most populous city is New Orleans.

Currently, 140 people work as embalmers in Louisiana. This is expected to grow 32% to 190 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for embalmers are expected to grow by about 5.2%. Embalmers generally prepare bodies for interment in conformity with legal requirements.

Embalmers earn approximately $19 hourly or $40,580 per year on average in Louisiana. Nationally they average about $18 hourly or $38,100 annually. Embalmers earn more than people working in the category of Funeral generally in Louisiana and more than people in the Funeral category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Roughly 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Musee Conti Wax Museum, the American Italian Renaissance Foundation, and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

CITIES WITH Embalmer OPPORTUNITIES IN Louisiana


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: Louisiana

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Louisiana has a population of 4,492,076, which has grown by 0.52% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Pelican State," its capital is Baton Rouge, though its largest city is New Orleans. In 2008, there were a total of 2,576,960 jobs in Louisiana. The average annual income was $36,091 in 2008, up from $35,340 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Louisiana was 6.8% in 2009, which has grown by 2.3% since the previous year. Roughly 18.7% of Louisiana residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Louisiana include petroleum products manufacturing, petroleum refineries, and basic chemical manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Longue Vue House & Gardens, the Reverend Zombies House of Voodoo, and the Louisiana Children's Museum.