For this quarter, there were 85 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 31% increase from the 65 postings in the second quarter of 2013, and a 47% increase from the 58 postings in the first quarter of 2014. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 85 postings, 80 were for 1 position, and 5 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.
Of the 85 ads, 46 (54%) were for academic positions, and 39 (46%) were for non-academic positions. This is essentially unchanged from the 48% academic positions in the second quarter of 2013. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.
For this quarter, jobs were posted from 30 of 50 states in the US plus 1 "various states", 4 provinces in Canada, the Caribbean and the UAE. New York had 9 ads, California-7, Florida-6 and Missouri-5, but otherwise the ads were relatively evenly distributed.
Totals by regions: (click here for map of US regions):
|USA - Midwest||12||14.1%|
|USA - Northeast||21||24.7%|
|USA - South||24||28.2%|
|USA - West||17||20.0%|
|USA - Various||1||1.2%|
This distribution of job ads was similar to the second quarter of 2013.
As in the past, almost all positions require board certification or eligibility, although the ads may not always indicate this. Fourteen ads did not specify board certification, but 12 were academic, which means it almost certainly was required.
Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
|AP or CP||13||15.3%|
Most jobs (70/85 or 82%) required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Cytopathology, Medical Director, Surgical Pathology of some type and 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 (Medical Director).
Required training (experience):
|Surg Path fellowship||8||9.4%|
|GI / Liver||6||7.1%|
|Bone & soft tissue||1||1.7%|
Twenty eight of the 85 ads also listed one of more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were cytopathology, GI, GU and molecular.
Other desired specialities:
|Surg Path fellowship||2||2.4%|
|Head & Neck||1||1.7%|
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