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Quarter 2 - 2013 totals

For this quarter, there were 65 job postings (ads) 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 65 postings, 63 were for 1 position, 1 was for 3 positions, and 1 was for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

Of the 65 ads, 31 (48%) were for academic positions, and 34 (52%) 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 for 23 of 50 states (US), and were relatively evenly distributed. Canada had 7 ads, Massachusetts had 6 ads, and California had 5 ads.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest1116.9%
USA - Northeast1421.5%
USA - South1929.2%
USA - West1421.5%
Canada710.8%
Totals6599.9%


Almost all ads required board certification or eligibility. Of the 9 cases which did not list a Board certification requirement, 7 were academic, and likely required board certification as well. 75% of postings required AP or AP/CP Board certification/eligibility.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP2436.9%
AP/CP2538.5%
AP or CP57.7%
CP23.1%
Not indicated913.8%
Totals65100.0%


Most jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties listed were GI / Liver, Cytopathology, Medical Director, Hematopathology, Research (associated with academic positions) and Surgical Pathology of some type. Of interest, although only 2 ads were for CP only, all of the Medical Director positions required CP boards. 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 specified913.8%
Cytopathology812.3%
GI / Liver812.3%
Medical Director710.8%
Hematopathology69.2%
Research69.2%
Surg Path fellowship69.2%
Neuropathology57.7%
Molecular46.2%
Bone & Soft Tissue34.6%
Breast34.6%
Dermatopathology34.6%
Gyn34.6%
Director23.1%
Head & Neck23.1%
Transfusion medicine23.1%
Education11.5%
GU11.5%
IHC11.5%
Pediatrics11.5%
Renal11.5%
Totals82
Note: Some positions listed multiple specialities

Thirty one of the 65 ads also listed one of more subspecialties / activities that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common was research for academic institutions, followed by Molecular, Breast, Cytopathology, and a Surgical Pathology fellowship of some type.

Other desired specialities:
Research1218.5%
Molecular812.3%
Breast46.2%
Cytopathology46.2%
Surg Path fellowship46.2%
GU34.6%
Hematopathology34.6%
Dermatopathology23.1%
Gyn23.1%
Head & Neck23.1%
Autopsy11.5%
Chemistry11.5%
Coagulation11.5%
GI11.5%
Informatics11.5%
Medical Director11.5%
Pediatrics11.5%
Thoracic11.5%
Totals52
Note: percentages are out of 65 ads

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

End of Pathologist Jobs Report - Second quarter 2013