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Quarter 3 - 2013 totals

For this quarter, there were 72 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 or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 72 postings, 67 were for 1 position, 2 were for 2 positions, and 3 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

Of the 72 ads, 37 (51%) were for academic positions, and 35 (49%) were for non-academic positions. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

For this quarter, most postings were from the US. Jobs were posted for 29 of 50 states plus Washington, D.C., and were relatively evenly distributed. Three states (California, Florida and Oklahoma) had the most ads at 5 each.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest1318.1%
USA - Northeast1520.8%
USA - South2940.3%
USA - West912.5%
Canada68.3%
Totals72100.0%


79% of postings required AP or AP/CP Board certification/eligibility, with just 11% accepting CP only. Three of 4 cases which did not list a Board certification requirement were from Canada.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP2534.7%
AP/CP3244.4%
AP or CP34.2%
CP811.1%
Not indicated45.6%
Totals72100.0%


Fellowship training is now required for most positions, with 46% requiring surgical pathology (unspecified), cytopathology or hematopathology. 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):
Surg Path fellowship1419.4%
None specified1115.3%
Cytopathology1013.9%
Hematopathology912.5%
GI / Liver79.7%
Dermatopathology56.9%
Molecular56.9%
Neuropathology56.9%
Medical Director45.6%
Transfusion medicine45.6%
Breast34.2%
Gyn34.2%
Renal34.2%
Clinical Path22.8%
Pediatric22.8%
GU22.8%
Microbiology22.8%
Director12.8%
Forensic11.4%
Head & Neck11.4%
Transplant11.4%
Totals95
Note: Some positions list multiple specialities

Thirty of the 72 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 the three fellowships most commonly required for positions: cytopathology, hematopathology and surgical pathology of some type.

Other desired specialities:
Research812.5%
Cytopathology68.3%
Surg Path fellowship68.3%
Hematopathology68.3%
Molecular45.6%
Breast34.2%
GI / Liver34.2%
GU34.2%
Gyn34.2%
Dermatopathology22.8%
Informatics22.8%
Transfusion Med22.8%
Bone & soft tissue11.4%
Chemistry11.4%
Clinical Path11.4%
Coagulation11.4%
Microbiology11.4%
Renal11.4%
Totals54
Note: percentages are out of 72 ads

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

End of Pathologist Jobs Report - Third quarter 2013