Embalmer: Embalms bodies for burial or cremation in conformity with legal requirements. Cleanses and dries body, using germicidal soap and towels or hot air drier. Embeds convex celluloid or cotton between eyeball and eyelid to prevent slipping and sinking of eyelid. Forces air from lungs by pressing diaphragm. Eliminates escape of gases or waste matter by packing body orifices with cotton saturated with embalming fluid.
Makes incision in arm or thigh, using scalpel, inserts pump tubes into artery, and starts pump that drains blood from circulatory system and replaces blood with embalming fluid. Incises stomach and abdominal walls and probes internal organs, such as bladder and liver, using trocar to withdraw blood and waste matter from organs. Attaches trocar to pump-tube, starts pump, and repeats probing to force embalming fluid into organs. Closes incisions, using needle and suture. Reshapes or reconstructs disfigured or maimed bodies, using materials, such as clay, cotton, plaster of Paris, and wax. Applies cosmetics to impart lifelike appearance. Dresses body and places body in casket. May arrange funeral details, such as type of casket or burial dress and place of burial. May maintain records, such as itemized list of clothing or valuables delivered with body and names of people embalmed. (Source: eDOT Job Description) [-] Less
Cost of Living Data
A renter's cost of living for someone making $48,601 in Trinidad, Colorado is 99.7% of the US National Average. For more information, or to compare cost of living data between two cities, click here.
View "Embalmer" salary data for other cities in Colorado