Medical Examiner Career

Job Description: Direct activities such as autopsies, pathological and toxicological analyses, and inquests relating to the investigation of deaths occurring within a legal jurisdiction to determine cause of death or to fix responsibility for accidental, violent, or unexplained deaths.

*A job as a Medical Examiner falls under the broader career category of Coroners. The information on this page will generally apply to all careers in this category. We are still seeking more specific information about this career from experts in this field. If you can provide us with more information, .

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Medical Examiner Career

What Should I Major in to Become a Medical Examiner?

No college majors or educational programs could be found in our database for this career. This typically means that post-secondary education is not required for this type of job.

Required Education



Post-Doctoral Training or Doctoral Degree usually needed for this career

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