Salary RangeBelow $25,000 to $75,000
A mortuary cosmetologist is a licensed cosmetologist who performs a variety of cosmetic services to prepare a deceased person for funeral services. Sometimes called desairologists, mortuary cosmetologists are trained to use products to style or alter the hair, face, and nails to prepare a deceased person for viewing and/or burial. In doing so, mortuary cosmetologists may provide comfort to grieving family and friends by making their deceased loved one appear as they wish them to be remembered. Mortuary cosmetologists are primarily cosmetologists who provide this additional service when requested, although full-time careers can be made of mortuary cosmetology. Approximately 766,100 barbers, cosmetologists, and hairstylists are employed in the United States.
Minimum Education LevelHigh School Diploma
OutlookFaster than the Average
Entry-Level Mortuary Cosmetologist