The Changing Face of the Funeral Industry

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Did you know that more and more women are choosing careers as Funeral Directors?

Although women have long occupied significant roles in the healthcare industry as doctors, nurses, physical therapists, counsellors and social workers, during the past few years more and more women have been taking up positions in the industry.

Many believe this is due to the fact that women are more caring and compassionate by nature, and more sensitive when it comes to dealing with people in both physical and emotional pain.

However, we’ve found that men and women alike have a need to do something meaningful with their lives; something that makes a difference in their community and in their world.  At Australian Heritage Funerals, we select Funeral Directors based on the person, and the skills they bring to the profession, not based on gender.    Both men and women are fully capable of being Funeral Directors, and although it can be physically challenging work at times, even those of smaller stature can learn to leverage their own physicality in ways that help them accomplish the task at hand.

In our profession we also learn the fine art of teamwork.  It’s through teamwork that we are able to provide the flawless service your family deserves.  Our team of Funeral Directors is comprised of both men and women who are fully trained to meet your needs, and although the face of funeral services may be changing, our goal remains the same— to provide your family with the highest quality professional service, while treating your loved one with the utmost dignity and respect at all times.