For this quarter, there were 146 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 10.6% increase from the 132 job postings in the first quarter of 2016. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 146 postings, 137 were for 1 position, 4 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 4 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.
Of the 146 ads, 77 (53%) were for academic positions, and 69 (47.3%) were for non-academic positions. This is comparable to the percentages from the first quarter in 2016 (56% academic, 44% nonacademic). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.
For this quarter, jobs were posted from 38 of 50 states and 5 provinces in Canada. New York had 16 ads, Michigan had 10 ads, Pennsylvania had 9 ads, and both Louisiana and Texas had 8 ads.
Totals by regions: (click here for map of US regions):
|USA - Midwest||32||21.9%|
|USA - Northeast||43||29.5%|
|USA - South||45||30.8%|
|USA - West||13||8.9%|
Totals by region were slightly increased in the Midwest and South and decreased in the West, compared to the 1st quarter of 2016.
80% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility (BC/BE), a slight increase from the 78% figure for the first quarter of 2016. 37.7% required AP/CP boards and 12.3% of postings required CP boards certification only. Four postings indicated board certification, without specifying AP or CP and 7 postings did not specify board certification at all.
Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
|AP or CP||4||2.7%|
134 (91.8%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Cytopathology, Hematopathology, Dermatopathology and Clinical Pathology, 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||4||2.7%|
|Head & Neck||3||2.1%|
Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 146 ads
14 postings (9.6%) also listed one or more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Molecular, Breast, Clinical and Cytopathology, as indicated below:
Other desired specialities:
|Head & Neck||1||0.7%|
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 April to September 2016. For this period, there were 269 job ads, including 103 in which the advertisers requested removal before the 6 month period expired. This includes 48 academic jobs, with an average of 126 days posting per job (range, 49-200 days) and 55 nonacademic jobs, with an average of 108 days posting per job (range, 20-178 days). There were 166 job ads which ran until expiration, including 96 academic and 70 nonacademic ads.
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