For this quarter, there were 86 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 19% increase from the 72 postings in the third quarter of 2013. For the first 3 quarters of 2014, there were 230 postings, a 17% increase from the 196 postings for the first 3 quarters of 2013. This may be due to expanded hiring, but we cannot rule out an increase in market share for job ads at PathologyOutlines.com. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 86 postings, 80 were for 1 position, 4 were for 2 positions, and 2 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.
Of the 86 ads, 47 (55%) were for academic positions, and 39 (45%) were for non-academic positions. This is essentially unchanged from the 51% academic positions in the third quarter of 2013. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.
For this quarter, jobs were posted from 27 of 50 states in the US plus Puerto Rico (a Caribbean US "territory" and 3 provinces in Canada. New Jersey and New York had 7 ads, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan and Oklahoma had 5 ads and Arizona and Texas had 4 ads.
Totals by regions: (click here for map of US regions):
|USA - Midwest||19||22.1%|
|USA - Northeast||20||23.3%|
|USA - South||23||26.7%|
|USA - West||17||19.8%|
|USA - Caribbean||2||2.3%|
Compared to the third quarter of 2013, there was a decrease in job ads for the Southern US (40.3% to 26.7%) and an increase in job ads for the Western US (12.5% to 19.8%).
As in the past, almost all positions require board certification or eligibility, although the ads may not always indicate this. In 6 ads, it was unclear if board certification is required: 2 were for research positions, 2 for industry, 1 for a government position and 1 position in Canada. For academic positions, whether stated or not in the ad, board board certification is almost certainly required.
Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
|AP or CP||14||16.3%|
Most jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Hematopathology, GI/Liver, Molecular and Dermatopathology. 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).
Required training (experience):
|GI / Liver||9||10.5%|
|Chair / Chief||4||4.7%|
|Surg Path fellowship||4||4.7%|
|Head & Neck||1||1.2%|
Thirty four of the 58 ads also listed one of more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, Gyn, Breast and GI.
Other desired specialities:
|Bone & Soft Tissue||3||3.5%|
|Surg Path fellowship||3||3.5%|
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