The workplace varies depending on the role that one is working in. Some court coroners work both in the court and in the morgue. Some work involves crime scene investigation and the gathering of evidence.
Coroners normally have a private office to allow for the review of documents and reports to determine a cause of death and gather pertinent evidence for the courts. In the office, they draw up important documents and death certificates. They also keep records on deaths and investigations.
The coroner's job is not for everyone. Some people find that dealing with human remains is too difficult. When the medical examiner takes on the role of a crime scene investigator, it can become graphic and too emotionally overwhelming for some individuals.
It is important to understand what role of medical examiner one is entering, depending on the country of residence. The workplace environment of a coroner can be very different from country to country and even state to state.