Education and/or Training Required:
·Each state has different educational requirements as coroners are elected officials. ·85% of coroners have a doctoral degree
·10% have a bachelor's degree
·Some states require coroners to be licensed and practicing physicians. That meaning that they require oAn undergraduate degree
oA doctor of medicine degree
oA completion of a residency program.
·Some states prefer coroners to have a background in law enforcement. That means that coroner candidates must complete an undergraduate degree related to criminal justice.
Responsibilities and Daily Activities:
·Coroners may be qualified as medical examiners
·Work with physicians, courts and other law enforcement agencies to help determine the cause of death when an accident or crime resulting in a death has occurred or when a death is unexplained ·Testify in court hearings and trials to state the cause of death to a certain individual
·Coroners with between 1-4 years of job experience can earn between $38,794-$53,512 a year on average. ·After five years of experience, coroners average between $39,668-$56,957 a year on average. ·Coroners that have worked at least 10 years can expect to earn between $51,492-$76,302 a year on average. ·Coroners who have at least 20 years of experience, earn up to $180,500 a year.
Documentation of Sources:
·eHow [Internet]. 1999-2013. (USA): [update n/a; accessed 2013 Feb 4]. Available from: http://www.ehow.com/about_6081538_salary-range-coroner.html
·Recruiter [Internet]. 2012. (USA): [update n/a; accessed 2013 Feb 4]. Available from: http://www.recruiter.com/careers/coroners/
In this profession, you are always surrounded by dead bodies. I would not be able to handle this at all. I would be completed disgusted and repelled by the constant sight and smell of death around me. This is...