Pathologist Jobs Report
2017 Summary

Last revised 14 February 2018

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2017 Summary

For calendar year 2017, there were 660 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 15.8% increase from the 570 ads posted in 2016 (see 2016 Jobs Summary). We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-pathologist positions. Of these postings, 614 were for 1 position, 21 were for 2 positions, 2 were for 3 positions, 22 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1 and and 1 was for an unspecified number of positions greater than 3.

Of the 660 ads, 348 (52.7%) were for academic positions, and 312 (47.3%) were for non-academic positions. We saw a slight decrease in academic positions when compared with the 2016 summary (55%). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a university.

For 2017, jobs were posted from 47 of 50 U.S. states (all but Hawaii, South Dakota and Wyoming), plus General U.S.A., Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., 8 Canadian provinces and New Zealand. The states/provinces with the most ads were: New York (66), California (52), Ohio (38), Massachusetts (35), Michigan (31), and Texas (30).

Totals by regions: (click here for map of U.S. regions):

Regions:
U.S.A. - Midwest14522.0%19.7% to 24.5%
U.S.A. - Northeast18628.2%26.5% to 29.8%
U.S.A. - South18227.6%19.7% to 32.8%
U.S.A. - West10415.8%8.9% to 22.5%
Canada406.1%4.1% to 8.9%
Other30.5%N/A
Totals660100.2%N/A

The last column shows mild/moderate variability by region in job postings during the four quarters of 2017.

Most postings (83.2%) required AP or AP/CP board certification/eligibility. Of the 19 ads which did not list a board certification requirement, 13 were academic, and likely required board certification as well.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP30245.8%42.5% to 50.3%
AP/CP24737.4%34.8% to 40.7%
AP or CP182.7%1.4% to 5.1%
CP7411.2%7.9% to 15.2%
Not indicated192.9%1.1% to 4.8%
Totals660100.0%N/A


Most jobs (88.9%) were for specialist type positions. For 2017, the most common subspecialties listed were cytopathology, hematopathology, GI, breast and GYN. Only 11.1% had no subspecialty indicated. To determine the statistics below, we tried to determine from the text of the ads the essential fellowship training or the type of position.

Required training (experience):
Cytopathology13320.2%
Hematopathology11918.0%
GI9915.0%
Breast639.5%
GYN639.5%
Dermatopathology588.8%
Clinical578.6%
Molecular527.9%
Transfusion Medicine477.1%
Neuropathology375.6%
Director/Chief/Chair355.3%
GU355.3%
Research355.3%
Pulmonary345.2%
Pediatric314.7%
Medical Director284.2%
Head & Neck233.5%
Education182.7%
Chemistry162.4%
Autopsy152.3%
Bone & Soft Tissue152.3%
Renal132.0%
Informatics111.7%
Microbiology111.7%
HLA81.2%
Cytogenetics60.9%
IHC60.9%
Transplant40.6%
Coagulation30.5%
Forensic30.5%
Industry10.2%
Totals1079
Note: Some positions listed multiple subspecialities

50 of the 660 ads also listed one or more subspecialties in which fellowships / experience / interest would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were molecular, breast, cytopathology and GI.

Other desired subspecialities:
Molecular172.6%
Breast91.4%
Cytopathology81.2%
GI81.2%
Clinical50.8%
GYN40.6%
Head & Neck30.5%
Hematopathology30.5%
Medical Director30.5%
Renal30.5%
Research30.5%
Transfusion Medicine30.5%
Autopsy20.3%
Chemistry20.3%
Dermatopathology20.3%
GU20.3%
HLA20.3%
Microbiology20.3%
Pediatric20.3%
Pulmonary20.3%
Bone & Soft Tissue10.2%
Coagulation10.2%
Education10.2%
IHC10.2%
Informatics10.2%
Neuropathology10.2%
Transplant10.2%
Totals92
Note: percentages are out of 660 ads

Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at (248) 646-0325 or NatPernick@gmail.com. To post a job ad, email the text (up to 300 words, preferably in Word format), your logo (optional) and your contact information to PathOutAds@gmail.com.

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