For this quarter, there were 132 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 16.8% increase from the 113 job postings in the first quarter of 2015. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 132 postings, 124 were for 1 position, 5 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 1 was for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.
Of the 132 ads, 74 (56%) were for academic positions, and 58 (44%) were for non-academic positions. This is comparable to the percentages from the first quarter in 2015 (58% academic, 42% nonacademic). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.
For this quarter, jobs were posted from 32 of 50 states, 6 provinces in Canada, 1 from United Arab Emirates and 1 from Africa. New York had 13 ads, California had 11 ads, Texas had 10 ads, Florida had 9 ads and Pennsylvania had 8 ads.
Totals by regions: (click here for map of US regions):
|USA - Midwest||24||18.2%|
|USA - Northeast||38||28.8%|
|USA - South||37||28.0%|
|USA - West||17||12.9%|
Totals by region were similar to the first quarter of 2015.
78% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility (BC/BE), an increase from the 70.8% figure for the first quarter of 2015. 31.8% required AP/CP boards and 7.6% of postings required CP boards certification only. Nine postings indicated board certification, without specifying AP or CP and 10 postings did not specify board certification at all.
Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
|AP or CP||9||6.8%|
108 (81.8%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Cytopathology, Dermatopathology, GI and Medical Director, as indicated below. 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):
|Bone & Soft Tissue||2||1.5%|
|Head & Neck||1||0.8%|
Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 132 ads
32 postings (24.2%) also listed one or more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Molecular, Breast and Cytopathology, as indicated below:
Other desired specialities:
|Head & Neck||2||1.5%|
|Bone & Soft Tissue||1||0.8%|
Length of postings:
We remove job ads when (a) the advertisers contact us and request removal, (b) after we contact the advertisers (beginning 3-4 months after posting) and they request removal, or (c) the ads expire. Typically ads expire after 6 months, but prior to May 2015, academic ads expired after 12 months. We are only using data from the 2nd and 3rd quarters in 2015 (April-September) for non-academic jobs in which they requested removal. We will resume these statistics for academic jobs in July 2016.
For April to September 2015, there were 50 nonacademic job ads in which they requested removal. The average number of days posted was 89 days for the 24 ads in the second quarter of 2015 (range, 24-161 days) and 107 days for the 26 ads in the third quarter of 2015 (range, 14-174 days). This compares to an average of 94 days for the 23 ads in the second quarter of 2014 and 101 days for the 17 ads in the third quarter of 2014.
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