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Career and Education Opportunities for Embalmers in Washington

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle.

There are currently 280 working embalmers in Washington; this should grow 8% to about 300 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.

A person working as an embalmer can expect to earn about $18 hourly or $38,310 per year on average in Washington and about $18 hourly or $38,100 yearly on average in the U.S. as a whole. Embalmers earn more than people working in the category of Funeral generally in Washington and more than people in the Funeral category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. Approximately 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Art Museum Charles & Emma Frye, the Center for Wooden Boats, and the Laser Fantasy International.

CITIES WITH Embalmer OPPORTUNITIES IN Washington


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: Washington

Washington
Washington photo by Kelvin Kay

Washington has a population of 6,664,195, which has grown by 13.07% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Evergreen State," its capital is Olympia, though its largest city is Seattle. In 2008, there were a total of 4,012,270 jobs in Washington. The average annual income was $42,747 in 2008, up from $41,919 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Washington was 8.9% in 2009, which has grown by 3.5% since the previous year. About 27.7% of Washington residents have college degrees, which is higher than the national average.

The top industries in Washington include software publishers, offices of dentists, and overhead traveling crane, hoist, and monorail system manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Birthplace of Seattle Log House Museum, the History House, and the Boeing and Eames IMAX Theatres.