Pathologist Jobs Report
Fourth Quarter 2018

Last revised 9 April 2019

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Quarter 4 - 2018 totals

For this quarter, there were 199 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 5.3% increase from the 189 job postings in the third quarter of 2018. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-pathologist positions. Of the 199 postings, 190 were for 1 position, 5 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 6 positions, and 3 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 199 ads, 96 (48.2%) were for academic positions, and 103 (51.8%) were for non-academic positions. The breakdown of academic and non-academic positions is similar to the fourth quarter of 2017. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

Jobs were posted from 37 of 50 states, The District of Columbia, General USA, Puerto Rico, 6 provinces in Canada, and New Zealand. New York had 21 ads, Texas had 15 ads, Pennsylvania, Ohio and California all had 13 ads each.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 44 22.1%
USA - Northeast 52 26.1%
USA - South 67 33.7%
USA - West 24 12.1%
Canada 9 4.5%
Other 3 1.5%
Totals 199 100%

Note: Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

Totals by region are very similar to the totals by region from the fourth quarter of 2017.

82.3% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, a slight decrease from the 87.3% figure for the fourth quarter of 2017. 41.5% required AP/CP boards and 11.4% required CP board certification only. 14 postings did not specify board certification.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP 85 42.7%
AP/CP 71 35.7%
AP or CP 3 1.5%
AP or AP/CP 9 4.5%
CP or AP/CP 1 .5%
CP 16 8.0%
Not indicated 14 7.0%
Totals 199 99.9%

Note: Totals may not equal 100% due to rounding.

221 (93.6%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Cytopathology, Hematopathology, GI and Gynecology, 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):
Cytopathology 35 17.6%
GI 31 15.6%
Hematopathology 30 15.1%
GYN 23 11.6%
Breast 20 10.6%
Dermatopathology 18 9.0%
Molecular 16 8.0%
Clinical 13 6.5%
GU 13 6.5%
Transfusion 12 6.0%
Chief/Director/Chair 11 5.5%
Pulmonary 10 5.0%
Bone and Soft Tissue 8 4.0%
Head and Neck 7 3.5%
Neuropathology 7 3.5%
Renal 7 3.5%
Autopsy 6 3.0%
Informatics 5 2.5%
Research 5 2.5%
Medical Director 4 2.0%
Pediatrics 4 2.0%
IHC 3 1.5%
Education 3 1.5%
Forensic 2 1.0%
Microbiology 2 1.0%
Transplant 2 1.0%
Cytogenetics 1 0.5%
Immunology 1 0.5%


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

Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com.

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