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FIAT-IFTA is the only internationally governed Funeral Federation with National, Active and Associate Members in more than 80 Countries.
By Deana Gillespie and Edward J. Defort, USA
All directors are inevitably asked why they wanted to become a funeral director. According to the 841 students participating in this year’s NFDA Funeral Service Student Expectations Study, the main reason was they “want to help people,” cited by two-thirds of respondents. Placing second was “honor/care for the deceased'' (59.2%) and funeral service was a “calling” or “they’d always wanted to do this” (53.8%). These three reasons form a consistent thread through past surveys as the top reasons students decided to enter funeral service programs. Also cited were:
As part of the 2022 NFDA Funeral Service Student Expectations Study, students were asked several openended questions. One, focused on school curriculum, asked, What do you think is needed for curriculum changes/ additions to better prepare you for a career in funeral service? Below is a sampling of the responses received:
Read the whole interesying article in the autumn issue of THANOS magazine - you can read online at pages 16-19
FIAT-IFTA is the only internationally governed funeral Federation with National, Active And Associate Members in more than 80 countries.
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