What Happens at the Exact Time of Death?
is happening in your body at the exact moment of death? I have searched
all over the web for a complete answer to that question and have not found
it. If you could help I would appreciate it. Also, I have always been very
interested in your industry. I
long to be a mortician but don't know where/how to get started. Could you please point me in the right direction? If it helps any, I live in Pennsylvania. Also, in the meantime I would like to work in a funeral parlor. Are there any jobs that I could do in one only having a high school diploma?
1. The blood begins to collect in the most dependent parts of the body
with the upper surfaces of the body becoming pale in color.
I know this is a very basic answer to the first part of your question but I hope it is somewhat helpful. If you need more details I would suggest looking at some medical journals and textbooks at your local library.
It's good to hear that you are interested in pursuing a career in funeral
service. First, let's discuss what the educational requirements are in
Pennsylvania. To obtain a funeral director license in your state, you
must have a minimum of 2 years of college (60 hours of
Contact your State Board of Funeral Directors at (717) 783-3397 for more details and to obtain the name of the school nearest you.
I would also recommend that prior to entering school you secure a job (even if it's part-time) at a local funeral home. Many firms employ unlicensed staff assistants (with no educational requirements) to help out with a variety of tasks, thus giving you some exposure to the profession. I feel it is highly important for you to get a feel for the business before you make a commitment to enter college. -- Kevin Stockham