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.
* Attention to Detail
* Concern for Others
* Stress Tolerance
* Self Control
* Analytical Thinking
* Inquire into the cause, manner, and circumstances of human deaths and establish the identities of deceased persons.
* Perform medicolegal examinations and autopsies, conducting preliminary examinations of the body to identify victims, locate signs of trauma, and identify factors that would indicate time of death.
* Complete death certificates, including the assignment of cause and manner of death.
Business and Financial Operations
Sample Job Titles
Certified Medical Examiner, Chief Deputy Coroner, Coroner, Coroner Forensic Technician, Coroner Technician, Coroner Transport Technician, Coroner's Juror, Coroner/Medical Examiner, County Coroner, Deputy Coroner, Deputy Coroner Investigator, District Medical Examiner, Elected County Coroner/Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Medical Examiner, Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner, Medical Investigator, Medical Legal Investigator (MLI).