Pathologist Jobs Report
Second Quarter 2017

Last revised 20 July 2017

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Quarter 2 - 2017 totals

For this quarter, there were 147 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 15.7% increase from the 127 job postings in the second quarter of 2016. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 147 postings, 140 were for 1 position, 3 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 3 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

Of the 147 ads, 83 (56%) were for academic positions, and 64 (44%) were for non-academic positions. We saw a slight increase in academic positions and a small decrease in nonacademic positions compared to the second quarter in 2016 (53% academic, 47% nonacademic). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

For this quarter, jobs were posted from 33 of 50 states and 4 provinces in Canada. Five jobs were for General Midwest or Northeast. California had 17 ads, New York had 16 ads, and Ohio had 12 ads.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 36 24.5%
USA - Northeast 39 26.5%
USA - South 40 27.2%
USA - West 26 17.7%
Canada 6 4.1%
Totals 147 100.0%

Totals by region increased slightly in the Northeast and South and decreased slightly in the Midwest, compared to the 2nd quarter of 2016.

86.4% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility (BC/BE), a noticeable increase from the 67.7% figure for the second quarter of 2016. 36.1% required AP/CP boards and 9.5% of postings required CP boards certification only. Two postings indicated board certification, without specifying AP or CP and 4 postings did not specify board certification at all.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP 74 50.3%
AP/CP 53 36.1%
AP or CP 2 1.4%
CP 14 9.5%
Not indicated 4 2.7%
Totals 147 100.0%

131 (89.8%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were GI, Cytopathology and Hematopathology, as indicated below. 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.

Required training (experience):
None specified 16 10.9%
GI 30 20.4%
Cytopathology 27 18.4%
Hematopathology 27 18.4%
GYN 15 10.2%
Breast 12 8.2%
Dermatopathology 11 7.5%
Molecular 11 7.5%
Research 11 7.5%
Clinical 10 6.8%
Director/Chief/Chair 9 6.1%
Pulmonary 9 6.1%
GU 8 5.4%
Neuropathology 8 5.4%
Medical Director 7 4.8%
Pediatric 7 4.8%
Transfusion 7 4.8%
Education 6 4.1%
Head & Neck 6 4.1%
Microbiology 5 3.4%
Bone & Soft Tissue 3 2.0%
IHC 3 2.0%
Autopsy 2 1.4%
Chemistry 2 1.4%
GI/Liver 2 1.4%
Informatics 2 1.4%
Coagulation 1 0.7%
Cytogenetics 1 0.7%
Forensic 1 0.7%
HLA 1 0.7%
Industry 1 0.7%
Renal 1 0.7%
Transplant 1 0.7%
Totals 263

Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 147 ads

14 postings (9.5%) also listed one or more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Molecular, Cytopathology and Hematopathology, as indicated below:

Other desired specialities:
Molecular 5 3.4%
Cytopathology 3 2.0%
Hematopathology 3 2.0%
Transfusion 2 1.4%
Breast 1 0.7%
Bone & Soft Tissue 1 0.7%
Chemistry 1 0.7%
Clinical 1 0.7%
Dermatopathology 1 0.7%
GI 1 0.7%
GYN 1 0.7%
Immunology 1 0.7%
Medical Director 1 0.7%
Pulmonary 1 0.7%
Renal 1 0.7%
Transplant 1 0.7%
Totals 25
Note: percentages are out of 147 ads

Length of postings:
We remove job ads when (a) the advertisers contact us and request removal, (b) after we contact the advertisers (beginning 3-4 months after posting) and they request removal, or (c) the ads expire at 6 months. To ensure that 6 months have elapsed from the job postings, we are using data from July to December 2016.

For this period, there were 311 job ads, including 117 in which the advertisers requested removal before the 6 month period expired. This includes 58 academic jobs, with an average of 136 days posting per job (range, 56-188 days) and 60 nonacademic jobs, with an average of 115 days posting per job (range, 22-178 days). There were 194 job ads which ran until expiration, including 114 academic and 80 nonacademic ads.


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