For calendar year 2015, there were 482 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 37% increase from the 351 ads posted in 2014 (see 2014 Jobs Summary). We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of these postings, 456 were for 1 position, 11 were for 2 positions, 4 were for 3 positions, 1 was for 4 positions, and 10 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.
Of the 482 ads, 264 (55%) were for academic positions, and 218 (45%) were for non-academic positions, a small increase in the percentage of academic postings compared to 2014 (49%). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.
For 2015, jobs were posted from 43 of 50 US states, plus Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., 7 Canadian provinces, New Zealand, United Arab Emirates, Trinidad and General USA. The States/Provinces with the most ads were: New York (48), California (40), Pennsylvania (32), Texas (27), Florida and Ohio (24), and Maryland (23). The percentage break down by region is comparable to the 2014 summary.
Totals by regions: (click here for map of US regions):
|USA - Midwest||92||19.1%||17.0% to 21.2%|
|USA - Northeast||128||26.6%||22.5% to 30.7%|
|USA - South||152||31.5%||27.0% to 37.0%|
|USA - West||78||16.2%||12.4% to 19.0%|
|Canada||27||5.6%||3.6% to 9.7%|
The last column shows mild/moderate variability by region in job postings during the four quarters of 2015.
Most postings (76%) required AP or AP/CP Board certification/eligibility.. Of the 32 ads which did not list a Board certification requirement, 18 were academic, and likely required board certification as well.
Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
|AP||191||39.6%||29.8% to 46.0%|
|AP/CP||176||36.5%||31.4% to 41.5%|
|AP or CP||62||12.9%||7.2% to 23.4%|
|CP||41||8.5%||3.2% to 11.5%|
|Not indicated||12||2.5%||0.7% to 3.6%|
Most jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties listed were Cytopathology, Hematopathology, GI and Director. Only 26% were for "general" pathologists with no subspecialty indicated. 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):
|Pulmonary / Thoracic||6||1.2%|
|Head & Neck||4||0.8%|
|Bone & Soft Tissue||2||0.4%|
|Other (Frozen, Histopathology Oncology, Transplant)||5||1.0%|
208 of the 482 ads also listed one or more subspecialties in which fellowships / experience / interest would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Cytopathology, GYN, Dermatopathology, and Breast.
Other desired subspecialities:
|Bone & Soft Tissue||14||2.9%|
|Head & Neck||12||2.5%|
|Other (Oncology, Flow Cytom, Frozen, and Histology)||5||1.0%|
Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at 248/646-0325 or NatPernick@hotmail.com.
End of Pathologist Jobs Report - 2015 Summary