Will a bachelors degree in Forensic Science qualify you for a career with the coroner's office?
I actually haven't even started college, but I have a huge interest in becoming a coroner/medical examiner. Will having a bachelors degree in FS get my foot in the door? I actually want to be the one who slices them open and roots through their organs....I'm guessing I need to be an MD right?
Asked By: DbHK - 9/26/2007
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With a bachelor's degree you would be qualified for a job as a death investigator at a coroner's office. A coroner is an elected official, and a coroner's office usually contracts with a forensic pathologist to perform the autopsies. The death investigators are the ones who respond to the scene, work with the police... More
Answered By: Schroedinger's cat - 9/27/2007
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call a few different medical examiners offices up and leave a message, ask, etc. most will be more then willing to tell you the path to a difficult field.
Answered By: Ravin_Mad - 9/26/2007
well, i always thought coroners have medical degrees i.e. are MDs--but i'm sure you'll be able to get a technician position with a BSc.
Answered By: Ms. Informed - 9/26/2007
The general title is criminalist, or coroner's investigator, or autopsy assistant (depending on what you want to do). Most criminalists (this includes forged documents, firearms, trace evidence, blood alcohol testing, chemical analysis, fingerprints etc) has a science BS and many were medical technologists (lab people... More
Answered By: Diane A - 9/26/2007
I'm not sure where you are but if you are Canada, you don't need a medical degree to be a coroner since coroners do not actually performs autopsies. So, figure out if you want to be a coroner or a medical examiner. If you want to be a medical examiner (i.e. forensic pathologist) you will have to go through medical... More
Answered By: supasista420 - 9/27/2007
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