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Coroners

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.   (O'Net 13-1041.06)

 
Reported job titles:   Chief Deputy Coroner, Coroner, Coroner's Juror, Coroner/Medical Examiner, County Coroner, Deputy Coroner   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                          - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                          - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                          - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                          - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                          - Coroners
                          - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 19.24   $ 23.55   $ 30.93   $ 38.70   $ 44.39   $ 31.70  
    Yearly $40,030   $48,980   $64,330   $80,490   $92,330   $65,940  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 19.25   $ 24.32   $ 31.34   $ 39.83   $ 44.65   $ 32.45  
    Yearly $40,030   $50,590   $65,180   $82,850   $92,880   $67,490  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 17.84   $ 20.93   $ 24.39   $ 36.31   $ 47.52   $ 28.97  
    Yearly $37,100   $43,540   $50,730   $75,520   $98,840   $60,260  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 19.21   $ 23.06   $ 29.52   $ 38.69   $ 39.09   $ 30.23  
    Yearly $39,960   $47,970   $61,410   $80,480   $81,310   $62,870  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                                  - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                                  - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                                  - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                                  - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                                  - Coroners
                                  - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 2,272 2,517 1.0% 56
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Compliance Officers which includes:
                                - Environmental Compliance Inspectors
                                - Licensing Examiners and Inspectors
                                - Equal Opportunity Representatives and Officers
                                - Government Property Inspectors and Investigators
                                - Coroners
                                - Regulatory Affairs Specialists
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Federal government, all industries 22.5%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 13.6%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 11.1%
    Management of companies and enterprises 5.7%
    Insurance carriers and related activities 5.3%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Coroners
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  • 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.
     
  • Inquire into the cause, manner, and circumstances of human deaths and establish the identities of deceased persons.
     
  • Complete death certificates, including the assignment of cause and manner of death.
     
  • Observe and record the positions and conditions of bodies and related evidence.
     
  • Observe, record, and preserve any objects or personal property related to deaths, including objects such as medication containers and suicide notes.
     
  • Interview persons present at death scenes to obtain information useful in determining the manner of death.
     
  • Arrange for the next of kin to be notified of deaths.
     
  • Complete reports and forms required to finalize cases.
     
  • Collect and document any pertinent medical history information.
     
  • Direct activities of workers conducting autopsies, performing pathological and toxicological analyses, and preparing documents for permanent records.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners  updated July 2012
     


    Knowledge
    for Coroners
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
     
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners  updated July 2012
     


    Skills
    for Coroners
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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners  updated July 2012
     


    Abilities
    for Coroners
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  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners  updated July 2012
     


    Work Activities
    for Coroners
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public - Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Performing Administrative Activities - Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners  updated July 2012
     


    Interests
    for Coroners
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  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
     
  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Coroners
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners  updated July 2012
     


    State of Vermont License Information
    that may be required for Coroners
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Coroners
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  • Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners  updated July 2012
     


    Schools
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Coroners 
     

     
     
     
    Vermont.gov State of Vermont Department of Labor