Coroners

General Information

Description

Direct activities such as autopsies, pathological and toxicological analyses, and inquests relating to the investigation of deaths occurring within a legal jurisdiction to determine cause of death or to fix responsibility for accidental, violent, or unexplained deaths.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit48.01%
  2. State and local government27.48%
  3. Federal government15.98%
  4. Private, not for profit7.02%
  5. Self-employed1.47%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$71,100

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$94,960
$54,680
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Bachelor's degree 22%
  • High school 16%
  • Associate's degree 16%
  • Post-secondary certificate 16%
  • Post-doctoral training 11%
  • Some college 5%
  • Doctoral degree 5%
  • Post baccalaureate 5%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Psychology

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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