- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- the ability to work well with others
- knowledge of chemistry including the safe use and disposal of chemicals
- knowledge of biology
- the ability to accept criticism and work well under pressure
- the ability to work well with your hands
- to be flexible and open to change
- the ability to work on your own
- thinking and reasoning skills
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
- maymake sure instruments are clean, sterile and ready for use
- receive bodies into the mortuary
- place the deceased into cold storage units
- keep accurate records
- track property and samples of the deceased
During a post-mortem, you could:
- take tissue samples
- weigh organs as they’re removed from a body
- take samples for lab analysis
- record the findings of a post-mortem exam
- help to reconstruct and clean the body ready for storage or release to an undertaker
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work at a mortuary.
Your working environment may be physically and emotionally demanding.
With experience and relevant qualifications, you could train other health professionals and move into more advanced technical work or management.