Pathologist Jobs Report
Third Quarter 2018

Last revised 15 November 2018

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Quarter 3 - 2018 totals

For this quarter, there were 236 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 32.6% increase from the 178 job postings in the third quarter of 2017. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-pathologist positions. Of the 236 postings, 221 were for 1 position, 4 were for 2 positions, 3 were for 3 positions and 8 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 236 ads, 119 (50.4%) were for academic positions, and 117 (49.6%) were for non-academic positions. The breakdown of academic and non-academic positions is similar to the third quarter of 2017. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

Jobs were posted from 41 of 50 states, The District of Columbia, General USA, Midwest USA, Puerto Rico, 2 provinces in Canada, and Saudia Arabia. New York had 23 ads, Ohio had 19 ads, California had 15 ads and Illinois had 12 ads.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 70 29.7%
USA - Northeast 56 23.7%
USA - South 62 26.3%
USA - West 37 15.7%
Canada 8 3.4%
Other 3 1.3%
Totals 236 100.1%

Note: Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Totals by region increased noticeably in the Midwest (19.7% to 29.7%) and South (19.7% to 26.3%), compared with the third quarter of 2017. There was a decrease in the percentage of job ads from the Northeast (29.8% to 23.7%), the West (22.5% to 15.7%) and Canada (7.3% to 3.4%).

81.4% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, a slight increase from the 78.7% figure for the third quarter of 2017. 41.5% required AP/CP boards and 11.4% required CP board certification only. 13 postings did not specify board certification.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP 98 41.5%
AP/CP 80 33.9%
AP or CP 4 1.7%
AP or AP/CP 14 5.9%
CP 27 11.4%
Not indicated 13 5.5%
Totals 236 99.9%

Note: Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

221 (93.6%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Cytopathology, Hematopathology, GI and Gynecology, as indicated below. For 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):
Cytopathology 47 19.9%
Hematopathology 43 18.2%
GI 37 15.7%
GYN 30 12.7%
Breast 26 11.0%
Dermatopathology 26 11.0%
GU 26 11.0%
Molecular 26 11.0%
Clinical 24 10.2%
Head & Neck 17 7.2%
Medical Director 16 6.8%
Pulmonary 14 5.9%
Chief/Director/Chair 13 5.5%
Education 13 5.5%
Transfusion 12 5.1%
Bone & Soft Tissue 10 4.2%
Neuropathology 8 3.4%
Pediatric 8 3.4%
Autopsy 7 3.0%
Chemistry 7 3.0%
Informatics 6 2.5%
Microbiology 6 2.5%
Renal 5 2.1%
Research 5 2.1%
Transplant 3 1.3%
Coagulation 2 0.8%
Cytogenetics 2 0.8%
Forensic 2 0.8%
HLA 2 0.8%

Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 236 ads

14 postings (5.9%) also listed one or more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common was Molecular, as indicated below:

Other desired specialities:
Molecular 4 1.7%
Head & Neck 3 1.3%
Pulmonary 3 1.3%
Transfusion 3 1.3%
Hematopathology 2 0.8%
Informatics 2 0.8%
Breast 1 0.4%
Bone & Soft Tissue 1 0.4%
Dermatopathology 1 0.4%
Education 1 0.4%
GI 1 0.4%
Neuropathology 1 0.4%
Pediatric 1 0.4%

Length of postings:
We are no longer providing this data as we did not feel it was very useful since most jobs do not contact us as soon as the position is filled.

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