Other Occupations

This section is going to introduce other occupation, including wedding co-ordinators, funeral planners, nanny and other professionals, contributes to the economic development of Hong Kong.

Job Title
Duties

The master of ceremonies plays an important role in the activity, ensuring that the whole process is carried out smoothly and driving the atmosphere through language, voice and skill. The following are the main tasks:

  • Make sure to understand the whole program and content of the activity
  • Assist in greeting and welcoming VIPs
  • Coordination and collaboration with other active members
  • Create a lively atmosphere for the event
Working hours

Irregular working hours

Working environment

Preside over indoor or outdoor activities, such as weddings, tournaments, banquets, meetings, etc.

Personality
Good time management
Creative
Promotion and reference salary
Master of ceremonies
Approximately $12,000
Senior master of ceremonies
$20,000 or more

Note: The salary depends on the job type, experience and ability. Most of them have no fixed basic salary.

Entry requirements
  • Strong presentation skills and good speaking skills
  • Good language foundation
Examples of related training and courses
Duties

The wedding planner plans the unique wedding ceremony for each couple. The scope of work and services is very wide, and it is necessary to follow up on the all kinds of items of the wedding to ensure that the wedding can proceed smoothly. The following are the main tasks:

  • Give advice on traditional Chinese or Western wedding customs and ceremonies
  • Arrange and plan wedding schedules
  • Plan wedding banquet venue, wedding dress, evening dress and other related materials for choice according to the budget
  • Assist newlyweds in planning guest lists
  • Arrange the wedding banquet venue, the theme of the banquet and the program flow, etc.
  • Liaise with and arrange suppliers for weddings, including transport arrangements, audio and video equipment, wedding venues, etc
Working hours

Work in different places and environments, including outdoor or indoor wedding venues, bridal shops, etc

Working environment

Good t time management, be creative, have leadership skills and patience

Personality
Good time management
Creative
Patient
Leadership skills
Promotion and reference salary
Wedding planner
Approximately $9,000-10,000
Senior wedding planner
$20,000 or more

Note: The salary depends on the size of the wedding ceremony, working experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • A secondary school graduate
  • Wedding co-ordinating knowledge and relevant courses will be a plus
Duties

The funeral planner is responsible for arranging and planning the whole funeral service for the customer. They need to familiarize themselves with the ethics and taboos of the industry, and they also have to establish contacts to obtain job opportunities. The following are the main tasks:

  • Handle funeral formalities and funeral supplies for customers
  • Arrange related work, such as body makeup and a hearse, etc, and conduct religious rite,
  • Comfort the bereaved and provide basic counselling
  • Supervise the whole funeral procession on the spot to make sure that it is correct and carried out smoothly
  • Provide related funeral counselling services
Working hours

Irregular working hours

Working environment

General employment in funeral parlours, crematoria, niches, etc

Personality
Good time management
Leadership skills
Patient
Promotion and reference salary
Funeral planner trainee
Approximately $10,000
Funeral planner
Approximately $20,000

Note: The salary depends on the size of the funeral, experience and ability of the funeral worker.

Entry requirements
  • Basic knowledge of funeral planning
  • Have good psychological flexibility
Duties

The mortuary cosmetologist is not a popular occupation and he/she helps to put on the makeup with the dead body closely. Therefore, they must have the courage and stable psychological  flexibility. Below are the main tasks:

  • Consider the shape of the corpse before putting on the makeup
  • According to the request of the family, help the corpse to clean, embalm, comb and put on the makeup
  • Help suture the corpse with a needle and thread
  • Change the shroud for the corpse of the ancestor
Working hours

Irregular working hours

Working environment

The place of work is decided by the the undertaker and the family members. They usually work in their own house, funeral parlour etc

Personality
Patient
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Mortuary cosmetologist trainee
Approximately $10,000
Mortuary cosmetologist
Approximately $20,000

Note: The salary depends on working experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Basic knowledge of corpse makeup
  • Be able to work alone with the dead bodies
Examples of related training and courses

Not applicable

Duties
  • Design and draw patterns according to customers’ requirements
  • Use tattooing tools to put patterns on the customer’s body
  • Practice on the fake skin
Working hours

Average 70 hours per week

Working environment

Work in tattoo parlor

Personality
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Tattooist trainee
Approximately $14,000
Tattoo artists
Approximately $22,500

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Have a foundation in painting
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Interested in tattoos

Note: Usually have to learn from your teacher.

Examples of related training and courses
Duties
  • Abilities to understand the tarot cards and answer guests questions
  • Help guests make some decisions
  • Ease one’s troubles for a guest
  • Predict the future for the guests
  • Provide a way to resolve the problem
Working hours

Average 70 hours per week

Working environment

Usually works in a fortune teller’s shop

Personality
Sociable
Promotion and reference salary
Fortune teller
Approximately $12,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Basic knowledge of tarot cards and ability to decode them
  • Good communication skills
  • Knowledge of Cantonese
Examples of related training and courses
Duties
  • Take care of children
  • Cook meals for children
  • Need to help with housework
Working hours

Average 10 hours per week

Working environment

Usually at the employer’s home, and sometimes children need to be picked up or sent to and from the home

Personality
Patient
Attention to details
Promotion and reference salary
Nanny
Approximately $10,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Good communication skills in Chinese, English and Mandarin
  • Need to have experience in caring for babies and children
  • Have the certificate of babysitting
Duties
  • Taking care of infants, feeding, changing diapers, bathing, cleaning umbilical cords, washing baby clothes, washing and sterilizing milk bottles, etc
  • According to the physique and needs of the puerpera, arrange suitable tonifying diet, including nourishing soup, cooking chicken wine, substituting tea, ginger rice, ginger vinegar and so on, to assist the puerpera to recover
  • Assistance in Breastfeeding (if applicable)
  • Hot bath ginger water
  • Relieving postpartum mood and stress
  • Accompany for follow-up (if necessary)
  • Do simple chores, such as cleaning dishes after meals
  • Purchasing food materials (if needed)
Working hours

Average 20 hours per week

Working environment

Work at the employer’s home or at the menstrual child centre

Personality
Attention to details
Patient
Promotion and reference salary
Babysister
Approximately $10,000

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Good communication skills in Chinese, English and Mandarin
  • Need to have experience in caring for babies and children
  • Have the certificate of chaperone
Duties
  • Provide quality professional driving training advice to customers who do not hold or hold driving licences
  • Follow up training for customers
  • Contact customers to follow up on their service requirements
  • Understanding customer learning needs
  • Perform other assigned duties
Working hours

6 days a week, 8-9 hours a day, work in shift

Working environment

work in driving center

Personality
Patient
Promotion and reference salary
Driving instructor
Approximately $14,200 or above

Note: The salary may vary according to the company, experience and ability.

Entry requirements
  • Secondary school graduate or above
  • Hold valid Hong Kong full driving licence Category 1, 2 for at least 3 years, preferably in other categories of driving licence
  • Good driving record and has not been convicted of driving a motor vehicle under the influence of drink or drugs and dangerous driving causing the death of any person
  • Good customer service track record
  • Be enthusiastic about the commitment to provide quality customer service
  • Good communication skills in Cantonese; English or mandarin is preferred
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