Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office and forensic pathology. Due to legal requirements regarding confidentiality and the nature of death investigations and post mortem examinations, we do not allow job shadowing, volunteers,or internships at this time.  

Medical Examiner
A medical examiner is licensed physicians who has specialized training and board certification in the field of Forensic Pathology. If you are interested in becoming a Medical Examiner, the first step is to become a physician. You should consult with career counselors at your University for the best approach given your interests.

Medical Investigator
A medical investigator responds to scenes to investigate the circumstances surrounding deaths under the jurisdiction of the Medical Examiner's Office and to assist the forensic pathologist with autopsies. If you are interested in becoming a Medical Investigator II please review the job description for the minimum qualifications we seek when hiring for this position.

Where to Apply
Snohomish County Employment Opportunities are posted online. If the position you seek is not currently accepting applications you may consider completing a job interest card to receive email notification about new job openings as they occur.

Snohomish County only accepts job applications on-line.  You may register for a Snohomish County Online Application Lab to receive free training and assistance to help create an on-line job application.  We wish you much success in your career planning.

Student Information
We wish you much success in your career planning.
Our office has prepared a handout “FAQ for Students” for students seeking additional information about death investigations and careers in pathology.  We hope you find this information useful.