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Quarter 1 - 2014 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. This is unchanged from the first quarter of 2013. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 58 postings, 53 were for 1 position, 1 was for 2 positions and 4 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

Of the 58 ads, 20 (34%) were for academic positions, and 38 (66%) were for non-academic positions. This represents a shift from the 47% academic positions in the first quarter of 2013. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

For this quarter, jobs were posted from 28 of 50 states and the District of Columbia in the US and 4 provinces in Canada. New York and Texas each had 4 ads, but otherwise the ads were relatively evenly distributed.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest1119.0%
USA - Northeast1220.7%
USA - South1627.6%
USA - West1220.7%
Canada712.1%
Totals58100.1%

This distribution of job ads was similar to the first quarter of 2013.

Almost all ads required board certification or eligibility. Eight ads did not specify board certification, but 3 were academic, and likely did require this, and 2 were from Canada, whose ads often don't specify board certification. 71% of postings required AP or AP/CP Board certification/eligibility. 46.6% required AP/CP boards, compared to 30.5% in the first quarter of 2013.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP1424.1%
AP/CP2746.6%
AP or CP46.9%
CP58.6%
Not indicated813.8%
Totals58100.0%


Most jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Hematopathology, Medical Director and Surgical Pathology of some type. 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 specified1729.3%
Hematopathology813.8%
Medical Director813.8%
Surg Path fellowship610.3%
Cytopathology58.6%
Breast46.9%
Chemistry35.2%
Gyn35.2%
Renal35.2%
Dermatopathology23.4%
GI / Liver23.4%
Neuropathology23.4%
Transfusion medicine23.4%
Autopsy11.7%
Bone & soft tissue11.7%
Clinical Pathology11.7%
Cytogenetics11.7%
GU11.7%
Head & Neck 11.7%
Informatics11.7%
Pediatrics11.7%
Research11.7%
Totals74
Note: Some positions listed multiple specialities

Twenty one of the 58 ads also listed one of more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common was an unspecified Surgical Pathology fellowship of some type.

Other desired specialities:
Surg Path fellowship610.3%
Dermatopathology35.2%
GI35.2%
Hematopathology35.2%
Molecular35.2%
Transfusion Medicine35.2%
Cytopathology23.4%
Bone & Soft Tissue11.7%
Breast11.7%
Clinical Path11.7%
Head & Neck11.7%
Lung11.7%
Medical Director11.7%
Research11.7%
Totals30
Note: percentages are out of 58 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 2014