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Forensic Pathology

I have had a passion for Math and Science ever since I was 8 when I started watching crime shows on t.v. with my sister. Once I saw what they were doing in the lab, and contributing to the investigation, I knew that's what I wanted to do.
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Courtney Malinski

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Forensic Pathology By: Courtney Malinski
Block Two What You Do Detail The demand for a Forensic Pathologist is very low. As of 2009, there are only 553 Forensic Pathologists working in the United States. This is extremely low for a job rate. Cashier jobs have a higher demand than Forensic Pathologists. Forensic Pathology has one of the lowest demands in the country. Sources STEM Connection Skills Necessary Working Conditions What is Forensic Pathology?? Pay Education The Basics To become a forensic pathologist, you have to go through 15 years of school after high school. You have to get your doctorate in college, then go into specializing with Pathology. Some people are not willing to go through that many years of school, but in the end, if you really want the job, it is worth all the years. When you become a Forensic Pathologist, you get a very good pay. The average pay for a Forensic Pathologist, the pay range for beginning the job is $60,000. The average pay range can be anywhere between $75,500 to $600,000 per year.

It may seem like a lot, but after taxes and paying off those 15 years of school, it will be at about $520,000. This is still a lot though. . Forensic Pathologists are required to work in a wide range of areas. It can range from a chemistry lab, to a city park, to a morgue. Forensic Pathologists have a very large STEM connection. Every day, Forensic Pathologists are using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math for even the littlest and simplest things. - They get to see things the public wouldn't normally see.
- When calculating diseases, problems, etc., they have to have a 0% error.
- They get to go to trials, like the Jodi Aries trial, and testify with the facts shown in the crime scene.
- Sometimes, Forensic Pathologists get to try to help solve the crime, not just do lab work.
- They have to be patient, for some lab tests may take a while.
- They get to travel all over, to wherever is necessary. Fast Facts - All of the photographs given in this presentation are from Google Images, and are Google property. Forensic Pathology is the sub-specialty of pathology that focuses on the medicolegal investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths.

Pathology is the medical specialty concerned with the diagnosis of diseases and injury examination of body tissues and fluids, typically in the labratory setting. Some good colleges that you could go to to become a forensic pathologist, are: ITT Tech, Ashford University, Grand Canyon University,University of Florida, and University of Arizona. Most days. a Forensic Pathologist will spend their time in a lab doing autopsies and examining tissue and DNA samples. These samples would be examined under a microscope. The tissue and DNA could be from a body, or from a crime scene. Some Pathologists like to go to the crime scene before filing a report, or doing an autopsy. t is not essential, but it can help them with their work and investigation. A morgue is a cold room where body's from those whom have passed on are kept for investigation, or until the family comes for them for burial. Besides the skills gained from your schooling, there are a lot needed to be successful. - One of the skills necessary, is communication skills, especially if you want to work as an expert in witness trials. You will also need to have the communication skill when you are speaking and communicating with legal and medical professionals throughout your career. You also need to be able to tell someone that their loved one has passed on, but in a sensitive way. - Another skill that you need is to detach yourself from your feelings. You will be seeing a lot of sad things in your career, and you need to be able to hold yourself together, and not get emotional. - The final skill necessary to become a Forensic Pathologist, is you have to have self-discipline and determination. 15 years of school is a long time, and you need to be sure that this is the career for you. You will need to work very hard to be able to succeed during your schooling. The pay depends on how many years you have worked as a Forensic Pathologist.
- 1-2 years= $215,000 per year
- 3-4 years= $325,000 per year
- 5 or more years= $450,000 to $530,000 per year
- The maximum amount of pay is $610,000 per year. They use technology to research, do tests, to do an autopsy, get a better look at people, weapons, etc., and many other things. Without technology, they would have to do everything by hand, and they wouldn't be able to even do some of the things they do. Forensic Pathology is actually a field of Science. They use Science when using chemicals to reveal DNA samples. The need to be good with science, because they need to know what chemicals not to mix. They also use science in chemistry to help solve the crime. Forensic Pathologists use Engineering when they are called into a case where they need to analyze things such as accident reconstruction, causes of fires or explosions, and quality of manufacturing. They need to do these things because crimes may not be accidental. Forensic Pathologists use math the most out of all of the four. They use math to calculate chances, calculate metabolic rate in the person, to figure out the deceased's time of death, and for autopsies. It is one of the most important things a Forensic Pathologist is needed to do. - The You Tube video shown was uploaded by KETC- Science Matters/ Forensic Pathology. Future Outlook Things They Do Forensic Pathologists do a lot of different things. They do autopsies, analyze burns, scars, stab wounds, etc., investigate the deaths, and These are the websites in which my information came from:

- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/post-mortem/things-to-know/forensic-pathologists.html
- http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/forensic-science/message/3831
http://www.nij.gov/topics/forensics/evidence/pathology/welcome.htm
- http://www.forensicpathologist.com/duties-responsibilities/
- http://forensicpathologyonline.com/Home/FAQ
- http://forums.studentdoctor.net/archive/index.php/t-948634.html - You also need to be good with Math and Science to succeed in this field. They have very interesting jobs to do. Every day, their jobs change. They will have new cases, and new things to do every day. In an interview with a Forensic Pathologist, he said that every day is different.No days are the same. It keeps the job interesting. -http://xpupdate.com/uncategorized/facts-about-forensic-pathology/
- http://www.cvtips.com/career-choice/forensic-pathologist-career-facts.html The rate needed for a forensic pathologist is slowly increasing because of all of the national crimes going on throught the world. The crime rate has gone up 15% since 2010.
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