5193-Undertakers and Embalmers

Job Title: 

Undertakers and Embalmers

Job Description: 

Undertakers and embalmers perform various tasks in the disposal of dead human bodies.


Tasks include:

  • making arrangements for, and conducting, funerals, cremations and burials
  • embalming human bodies to retard or arrest the process of decay
  • conforming to health and sanitation and ensuring that legal requirements concerning embalming are met
  • incising and closing incisions on various parts of the body and reshaping or reconstructing disfigured or maimed bodies when necessary
  • dressing bodies and placing them in caskets
  • conducting interviews to arrange for preparation of obituary notices, to assist with the selection of caskets or urns, and to determine the location and time of burials or cremations
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Funeral director

Specific Occupations: 



International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore