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Pathologists are doctors who study human diseases and conditions. They diagnose health problems by testing samples from tissues of the body, blood and other bodily fluids. 


Trainee pathologists usually earn

$112K-$166K per year

Experienced pathologists usually earn

$150K-$216K per year

Source: NZ District Health Boards Senior Medical and Dental Officers Collective Agreement, 2013-2016.

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Chances of getting a job as a pathologist are good due to a shortage of workers.
Pathologist medical laboratory scientist in a lab

Pathologists study human diseases

Last updated 11 January 2019