Pathologist Jobs Report
Third Quarter 2016

Last revised 31 October 2016

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Quarter 3 - 2016 totals

For this quarter, there were 142 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 3.6% increase from the 137 job postings in the third quarter of 2015. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 142 postings, 133 were for 1 position, 2 were for 2 positions, 3 were for 3 positions, and 4 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

Of the 142 ads, 77 (54%) were for academic positions, and 65 (46%) were for non-academic positions. This is comparable to the percentages from the third 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 35 of 50 states. Outside the US, postings were from Canada (2 provinces) and New Zealand. In the U.S., New York had 17 ads, California had 12 ads, and both Florida and Maryland had 9 ads.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 34 23.9%
USA - Northeast 39 27.5%
USA - South 37 26.1%
USA - West 27 19.0%
Canada 4 2.8%
Other 1 0.7%
Totals 142 100.0%

There was an increase in Midwest jobs compared to the third quarter of 2015 (19.0% to 23.9%) and a small decrease in jobs for the Northeast (30.7% to 27.5%).

79.6% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility (BC/BE), a slight increase from the 77.4% figure for the third quarter of 2015. 40.1% required AP/CP boards and 5.6% of postings required CP boards certification only. Eight postings did not specify board certification at all.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP 56 39.4%
AP/CP 57 40.1%
AP or CP 13 9.2%
CP 8 5.6%
Not indicated 8 5.6%
Totals 142 99.9%

116 (81.7%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Hematopathology, Cytopathology and Dermatopathology, 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):
None specified 26 18.3%
Hematopathology 23 16.2%
Cytopathology 21 14.8%
Dermatopathology 13 9.2%
GI 9 6.3%
Molecular 9 6.3%
Neuropathology 9 6.3%
Director/Chair/Chief 8 5.6%
Breast 7 4.9%
GU 7 4.9%
GYN 7 4.9%
Research 6 4.2%
Clinical 5 3.5%
GI/Liver 5 3.5%
Medical Director 5 3.5%
Pediatric 4 2.8%
Pulmonary 4 2.8%
Transfusion 4 2.8%
Autopsy 3 2.1%
Bone & Soft Tissue 2 1.4%
Head & Neck 2 1.4%
Informatics 2 1.4%
Microbiology 2 1.4%
Transfusion Medicine 2 1.4%
Chemistry 1 0.7%
Forensic 1 0.7%
HLA 1 0.7%
Renal 1 0.7%
Transplant 1 0.7%
Totals 164

Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 142 ads

23 postings (16.2%) also listed one or more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Breast, Molecular and Hematopathology, as indicated below:

Other desired specialities:
Breast 5 3.5%
Molecular 5 3.5%
Hematopathology 4 2.8%
Cytopathology 3 2.1%
GI 3 2.1%
GYN 3 2.1%
Head & Neck 3 2.1%
Bone & Soft Tissue 2 1.4%
GU 2 1.4%
Informatics 2 1.4%
Pulmonary 2 1.4%
Renal 2 1.4%
Autopsy 1 0.7%
Clinical 1 0.7%
Director/Chair/Chief 1 0.7%
Neuropathology 1 0.7%
Pediatric 1 0.7%
Research 1 0.7%
Totals 42
Note: percentages are out of 142 ads

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 at 6 months. To ensure that 6 months have elapsed from the job postings, we are using data from October 2015 to March 2016. For this period, there were 269 job ads, including 132 in which the advertisers requested removal before the 6 month period expired. This includes 64 academic jobs, with an average of 109 days posting per job (range, 4-184 days) and 68 nonacademic jobs, with an average of 96 days posting per job (range, 8-178 days). There were 137 job ads which ran until expiration, including 82 academic and 55 nonacademic ads.


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