Undertaker Profession in Twilight Academy | World Anvil
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An undertaker (Also known as a mortician or a funeral director) is someone who works in a funeral home doing embalming, burial, or cremation of a dead body, as well as the arrangements for the funeral ceremony. Sometimes Undertakers are asked to perform tasks such as:
  • Dressing the dead body
  • Cossetting(Doing its makeup for the purpose of enhancing its appearance)
  • casketing(Putting a corpse in a casket or coffin)



  • Funeral Director License
  • Embalming License
  • Driver's License
  • Physician Assistant License
  • Life Insurance License
  • Esthetician License

Career Progression

The education level needed is
  • Associates degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • highschool degree
  • Mortuary school 

Payment & Reimbursement

The average salary for a mortician is: 
  • Ⱥ 60,025 per year.
  • Ⱥ 24,93 per hour
  • Ⱥ 285 per day
  • Ⱥ 1,098 per week 
  • Ⱥ 4,250 per month

Other Benefits

  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Disability insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k)
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Life insurance
  • Health savings account



They provide organized and thoughtful services in preparing the deceased, while also giving consolation to the grieving loved ones.

Social Status

Some people like them, some don't as they think what they do is unnecessary and a way to get money from grieving families.


death care is among the world's oldest professions. In Ancient Egypt, mummification was used for royalty, nobility. Egypt is known for its history of preserving and mummification bodies.



  • Arterial Tubes
  • Cavity Injectors
  • Drain tubes
  • Hydro Aspirators
  • needle
  • needle injector
  • stopcock/adapters
  • trocar 


  • Formaldehyde-based Chemicals
  • Makeup


  • Funeral home
  • Morgue 

Provided Services

  • embalmings 

Dangers & Hazards

chemicals. As undertakers sometimes work with infectious cadavers, they are at risk of catching diseases. They can also suffer injuries from carrying and transporting heavy materials.
Alternative Names
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