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.

Key Competencies * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Concern for Others * Cooperation * Stress Tolerance * Self Control * Analytical Thinking * Initiative * Leadership

Representative Tasks * Inquire into the cause, manner, and circumstances of human deaths and establish the identities of deceased persons. * Perform medicolegal examinations and autopsies, conducting preliminary examinations of the body to identify victims, locate signs of trauma, and identify factors that would indicate time of death. * Complete death certificates, including the assignment of cause and manner of death.


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Sample Job Titles Certified Medical Examiner, Chief Deputy Coroner, Coroner, Coroner Forensic Technician, Coroner Technician, Coroner Transport Technician, Coroner's Juror, Coroner/Medical Examiner, County Coroner, Deputy Coroner, Deputy Coroner Investigator, District Medical Examiner, Elected County Coroner/Chief Medical Examiner, Forensic Medical Examiner, Forensic Pathologist, Medical Examiner, Medical Investigator, Medical Legal Investigator (MLI).