Answer - If you are interested in a career as a medical examiner, you need to keep many things in mind. You will be on call and must often work weekends, evenings and at odd hours. The physical demands are difficult: bodies are cold, may be stiff, difficult to maneuver, the smells may be atrocious, injuries gruesome; the scenes may be bass, dangerous and chaotic. The workload is intense, because a corpse deteriorates rapidly. There is a lot of standing, measuring, weighing of body parts and internal organs, along with photographing and accurate record keeping.