Pathologist Jobs Report
Second Quarter 2018

Last revised 21 August 2018

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Quarter 2 - 2018 totals

For this quarter, there were 192 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 30.6% increase from the 147 job postings in the second quarter of 2017. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-pathologist positions. Of the 192 postings, 187 were for 1 position, 4 were for 2 positions, and 1 was for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 192 ads, 74 (38.5%) were for academic positions, and 118 (61.5%) were for non-academic positions. We saw a decrease in academic positions and an increase in non-academic positions compared with the second quarter in 2017 (56% academic, 44% nonacademic). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

Jobs were posted from 38 of 50 states, Puerto Rico, 4 provinces in Canada, and New Zealand. New York had 22 ads, Florida had 13 ads, and both California and Pennsylvania had 11 ads.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 45 23.4%
USA - Northeast 55 28.6%
USA - South 57 29.7%
USA - West 22 11.5%
Canada 11 5.7%
Other 2 1.0%
Totals 192 99.9%

Totals by region increased slightly in the Northeast (26.5% to 28.6%) and South (27.2% to 29.7%), compared with the 2nd quarter of 2017. There was a decrease in the percentage of job ads from the West (17.7% to 11.5%).

81.7% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, a decrease from the 86.4% figure for the second quarter of 2017. 38.5% required AP/CP boards and 10.9% of postings required CP board certification only. Seven postings did not specify board certification.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP 77 40.1%
AP/CP 74 38.5%
AP or CP 7 3.6%
AP or AP/CP 6 3.1%
CP 21 10.9%
Not indicated 7 3.6%
Totals 192 99.8%

173 (90.1%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Hematopathology, GI and Cytopathology, as indicated below. For 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):
Hematopathology 37 19.3%
GI 35 18.2%
Cytopathology 30 15.6%
Breast 17 8.9%
Dermatopathology 17 8.9%
GYN 17 8.9%
Clinical 15 7.8%
GU 15 7.8%
Medical Director 14 7.3%
Molecular 13 6.8%
Director/Chief/Chair 12 6.3%
Neuropathology 11 5.7%
Transfusion 10 5.2%
Bone & Soft Tissue 9 4.7%
Education 8 4.2%
Pediatric 7 3.6%
Renal 6 3.1%
Pulmonary 5 2.6%
Autopsy 4 2.1%
Research 4 2.1%
Chemistry 3 1.6%
GI/Liver 3 1.6%
Head & Neck 3 1.6%
HLA 3 1.6%
IHC 3 1.6%
Informatics 3 1.6%
Microbiology 3 1.6%
Forensic 2 1.0%
Transplant 2 1.0%
Coagulations 1 0.5%

Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 192 ads

8 postings (4.2%) also listed one or more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Cytopathology and Pulmonary, as indicated below:

Other desired specialities:
Cytopathology 3 1.6%
Pulmonary 3 1.6%
Molecular 2 1.0%
Breast 1 0.5%
Gyn 1 0.5%
Head & Neck 1 0.5%
Renal 1 0.5%
Transfusion 1 0.5%

Length of postings:
We are no longer providing this data as we did not feel it was very useful since most jobs do not contact us as soon as the position is filled.

Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at NatPernick@gmail.com.

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