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Quarter 1 - 2013 totals

For this quarter, there were 58 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 58 postings, 54 were for 1 position, 1 was for 2 positions and 3 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one. One ad specified 2 distinct positions with different features, so for the statistics below, we are assuming that there were 59 ads.

Of the 59 ads, 28 (47%) were for academic positions, and 31 (53%) were for non-academic positions. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

For this quarter, jobs were posted from 24 of 50 states in the US and 4 provinces in Canada. New York had 8 ads and California had 5 ads.

Totals by regions: (click here for map of US regions):

Regions:
USA - Midwest1220.3%
USA - Northeast1627.1%
USA - South1423.7%
USA - West1322.0%
Canada48.9%
Totals59100.0%


Almost all ads required board certification or eligibility. 69% of postings required AP or AP/CP Board certification/eligibility.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP2339.0%
AP/CP1830.5%
AP or CP915.3%
CP58.5%
Not indicated46.8%
Totals59100.1%


Most jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties listed were Hematopathology, Cytopathology, Surgical Pathology of some type and GI / Liver. To determine the statistics below, we tried to determine from the text of the ads what fellowship training was essential for a Pathologist, or what the type of position was (Director, Medical Director).

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
None specified1423.7%
Hematopathology1016.9%
Cytopathology915.3%
Surg Path fellowship610.2%
GI / Liver58.5%
Transfusion medicine46.8%
Clinical Path35.1%
Dermatopathology35.1%
GU35.1%
Molecular35.1%
Pediatrics23.4%
Breast11.7%
Chief11.7%
Gyn11.7%
Medical Director11.7%
Neuropathology11.7%
Renal11.7%
Research11.7%
Totals69
Note: Some positions listed multiple specialities

Twenty seven of the 59 ads also listed one of more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Breast, Molecular and Research (for academic institutions).

Other desired specialities:
Breast915.3%
Molecular58.5%
Research58.5%
GI46.8%
Gyn46.8%
Cytopathology35.1%
Hematopathology35.1%
Chemistry23.4%
Dermatopathology23.4%
Surg Path fellowship16.2%
GU14.6%
Bone & Soft Tissue11.7%
Clinical Path11.7%
Coagulation11.7%
Informatics11.7%
Lung11.7%
Renal11.7%
Transfusion Medicine11.7%
Totals46
Note: percentages are out of 59 ads

Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at 248/646-0325 or NatPernick@hotmail.com.

End of Pathologist Jobs Report - First quarter 2013