Correct Name of the Career:
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 o
An undergraduate degree
A doctor of medicine degree
A 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...
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