The Growing Death Care Industry: A Beacon of Job and Career Stability

Growing Death Care Industry

The death care industry, often overlooked in mainstream discussions, is undergoing significant growth, offering an increasing number of job opportunities and promising career stability. At Pierce Mortuary Colleges, we've witnessed firsthand the evolution of this sector and its potential for those seeking a stable and rewarding career.

A Surge in Demand
Recent statistics highlight the growth and potential of the death care industry. According to Statista, the number of funeral homes in the U.S. stands at 18,966 as of 2022. Major companies like Service Corporation International and StoneMor Partners have reported revenues in billions, indicating the financial health and growth potential of this sector.

Furthermore, a report from Market Research reveals that the U.S. funeral homes industry, valued at $20 billion, witnessed its most significant growth in two decades in 2020. The industry benefited from an unfortunate surge in deaths due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a record 3.4 million deaths and 1.9 million cremations in 2020 and 2021. The U.S. death care industry was worth $20.2 billion in 2021, with an 8.4% increase from 2019, and is forecasted to grow to $23.4 billion by 2025.

Job Security and Stability
The increasing demand for death care services translates to more job opportunities and career stability. With the rise in cremations and the need for personalized funeral services, there's a growing demand for skilled professionals who can cater to these needs. The industry's growth isn't just about numbers; it's about adapting to changing consumer preferences and ensuring that every individual gets a dignified farewell.

Innovations and Trends
The death care industry is not static; it's evolving with the times. The rise in cremations, especially during the pandemic, has led to innovations like virtual funeral services. As the average cost of a funeral reaches $7,848, more people are opting for cost-effective cremations. The industry is also seeing a trend towards green burials, which are environmentally friendly and do not use toxic embalming chemicals.

Moreover, the industry is witnessing a surge in personalization. Families today want funerals to reflect the personality and life of the deceased, leading to customized services that celebrate life.

The death care industry, with its growth and evolving trends, offers a promising career for those seeking stability and the opportunity to make a difference. At Pierce Mortuary Colleges, we're committed to training the next generation of professionals who will lead this industry into the future. With the right training and a compassionate heart, anyone can find a fulfilling and stable career in this sector.

Statista - Death care services in the U.S.
Market Research - U.S. Funeral Home Revenues Grow the Most in 20 Years in 2020