Forensics

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What are the 3 jobs in Forensics?
Coroner, Medical Examiner, Pathology

What are the Education Requirements?
Coroner- Only 28 states use the coroner system. You are either appointed or elected to the position of coroner for a specific county. In general, the educational and training requirements you may need are in such subjects as law enforcement, medicine and forensic science.
Medical Examiner-Prerequisite undergraduate courses (2-4 years) Medical school (4 years) Pathology residency (3-4 years) Forensic pathology fellowship (1-2 years)
Pathology-A forensic pathologis must first earn a bachelor's degree, then a medical degree, either an M.D. or D.O. Extensive additional education and training is required, including four to five years of training in anatomic, clinical and/or forensic pathology and a one-year residency or fellowship in forensic pathology

What is the average salary?
Coroner- between $40,000 and $50,000 annually.
Medical Examiner- Pay range for a medical examiner varies by region. For example, the state of Virginia reports medical examiners earn between $91,324 to over $187,000 statewide. However, the salary range in Northern Virginia climbs to over $200,000.
Pathology- About 12% of pathologists earn $400,000 or more; about 9% earn $100,000 or less.