Forensic Pathologist

Responsible for determining the cause and manner of death

Job Description

  • Examines evidence
  • Collects medical and trace evidence from body for more information
  • Perform autopsies to get further evidence of injury or disease
  • Some may work for the city, county, or federal government, others often work in hospitals, or medical schools but most of their time is spent in the lab.
  • 10-12+ hour work days


$105,000- $500,00


High School Diploma

Undergraduate degree in a medical or science discipline

4 year medical school program

Bachelors degree

Two Positives/Negatives


- Potential to make a lot of money

- Seems intriguing


- Typical work days are LONG

- The emotional aspect of the job would be difficult