Medical Examiner Job Description

A Medical Examiner is a specialist physician trained in anatomical and forensic pathology. They are responsible for determining the cause of death using their medical skills. They may also have to testify in legal cases for intentional deaths.

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We are looking to hire an experienced and highly skilled Medical Examiner to be responsible for conducting post-mortem medical examinations to determine the cause and manner surrounding one's death. You will frequently work with law enforcement and may be required to testify in criminal cases.


A Medical Examiner earns a median salary of $100,000 per year. The salary ranges from $38,000 to $299,000 based on location and experience.


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Patrick Algrim is an experienced executive who has spent a number of years in Silicon Valley hiring and coaching some of the world’s most valuable technology teams. Patrick has been a source for Human Resources and career related insights for Forbes, Glassdoor, Entrepreneur,, SparkHire, and many more.


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