For calendar year 2016, there were 570 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 18.3% increase from the 482 ads posted in 2015 (see 2015 Jobs Summary). We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of these postings, 531 were for 1 position, 12 were for 2 positions, 10 were for 3 positions, and 17 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.
Of the 570 ads, 312 (55%) were for academic positions, and 258 (45%) were for non-academic positions. This is similar to the results we saw in 2015. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.
For 2016, jobs were posted from 47 of 50 US states, plus Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., 7 Canadian provinces, Durban, Ireland, New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, St. Maartan, and United Arab Emirates. The States/Provinces with the most ads were: New York (65), California (58), Ohio (32), Florida (31), Pennsylvania (27), and Texas (26). We saw more jobs posted in 2016 from Ohio and Florida compared to 2015.
Totals by regions: (click here for map of US regions):
|USA - Midwest||139||24.4%||18.3% to 28.3%|
|USA - Northeast||151||26.5%||22.8% to 29.0%|
|USA - South||143||25.1%||21.1% to 28.2%|
|USA - West||93||16.3%||13.0% to 19.0%|
|Canada||37||6.5%||2.8% to 7.1%|
The last column shows mild/moderate variability by region in job postings during the four quarters of 2016.
Most postings (76%) required AP or AP/CP Board certification/eligibility. Of the 35 ads which did not list a Board certification requirement, 23 were academic, and likely required board certification as well.
Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
|AP||241||42.3%||39.4% to 45.8%|
|AP/CP||192||33.7%||27.6% to 40.1%|
|AP or CP||62||10.9%||6.9% to 21.3%|
|CP||40||7.0%||3.1% to 10.8%|
|Not indicated||35||6.1%||4.2% to 7.9%|
Most jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For 2016, the most common subspecialties listed were Cytopathology, Hematopathology, GI and Molecular. Only 17.7% 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):
|Bone & Soft Tissue||10||1.8%|
|Head & Neck||8||1.4%|
99 of the 570 ads also listed one or more subspecialties in which fellowships / experience / interest would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were GI, Breast, Cytopathology, and Molecular.
Other desired subspecialities:
|Head & Neck||10||1.8%|
|Bone & Soft Tissue||6||1.1%|
Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at 248/646-0325 or NatPernick@gmail.com.
End of Pathologist Jobs Report - 2016 Summary