Forensic Pathologist

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A Forensic Pathologist is a sub-specialty of pathology that focuses on determining the cause of death by examining a corpse. The autopsy is performed by a medical examiner, usually during the investigation of criminal law cases and civil law cases in some jurisdictions.

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The work environment of forensic pathology is primarily lab work, based on the requirements of case studies. It's also closely linked to police investigations and the legal requirements of evidence analysis.This is particularly demanding work. Testing often involves multi disciplinary forms of examination including medical, chemical, imaging, microscopic, biological, botanical and other studies.


Forensic pathologist make $119 an hour. They make $300,000 a year.

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