okay guys srs question
Forensic pathology or Mortuary science? Why and why not? :> I’d really love to hear why you chose either, or why you didn’t.
I chose mortuary science after having studied forensics and criminology at a university. I didn’t want to necessarily be involved with the legal and criminal aspects of death; I just wanted to prepare bodies. I also didn’t want to pursue medical school, which is a huge life/financial/time commitment.
I chose mortuary school at a community college because I could pay out of pocket for school rather than going into debt, and because I could pursue a career within two years.
I served my practicum with a County Coroner and trade embalmer, so I had training in embalming and funerary restoration, as well as autopsy and organ procurement procedures. It was the best of both worlds.
Even with a mortuary science (or even general biology) degree, you are able to get a job in a hospital morgue as a technician. You could also get a job at an organ bank (especially if you are open to travel). My little mortuary science degree is quite multifaceted, despite it seeming to pigeonhole me into one career field.