What does a Pathologist do?

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So, who are they?

A pathologist is a physician who examines tissues, checks the accuracy of lab tests and interprets the results in order to facilitate the patient's diagnosis and treatment. They specialize in the diagnosis and study of diseases.

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The average compensation is $94,000.

The average (mean) base salary is $150,000-180,000


To become a pathologist, you must first become a qualified medical practitioner and then specialize in pathology. Schools that offer pathology are the University of Maine, University of Connecticut, and UNCC.

Postgraduate courses in medicine are offered by Medical schools throughout the country such as John Hopkins. These degrees usually take four years to complete.


There are many places to work at and the job outlook is excellent. Places to work include clinics, hospitals, labs, universities, and other locations.