Autopsy Technician Resume Template

Autopsy technicians are often pathologist assistants who perform routine tasks in carrying out autopsies.  They prepare the body for post mortem examination, obtaining legal authorization to conduct autopsies and the medical records of the deceased.  They take photographs and body specimens for further analysis required in establishing a definite cause of death.

Autopsy Technician Template

Davey S. Bergen

Tampa, Florida

Phone: 772- 557-9124


To become part of a team of autopsy technician in a community medical or research company

Summary of Qualification

  • About five years experience as an autopsy technician in a large government hospital
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Spanish and German
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Career Experience/Job History

2003 – Present:   Autopsy Technician, Florida State Medical Center

  • Obtain legal authorization to perform an autopsy and retrieve medical history of deceased for review with attending pathologist
  • Prepare special tools and equipment for autopsy procedures above the normal requirement for further investigative autopsy.
  • Assist in the exhumation of graves for any court order for new autopsies.
  • Photograph the body, organs and obtain specimens for microscopic slides and examination in labs
  • Notify the morgue or funeral home for disposition of cadavers.
  • Perform postmortem examinations which may include external examination, in situ organ inspection, evisceration, dissection
  • Dictate or record data using the autopsy processes
  • Maintain autopsy equipment, supplies and the hygienic conditions in the autopsy room.


2005 – 2006:  In house seminars and conferences on various forensic subjects (ballistics, forensic psychology, DNA analysis, forensic pathology, video and speech analysis and toxicology)

1999 – 2003:  Bachelor of Science in Biology, Virginia State Medical College Richmond

Professional reference will be furnished upon request.

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