Pathologist Jobs Report
2018 Summary

Last revised 6 May 2019

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2018 Summary

For calendar year 2018, there were 845 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 28% increase from the 660 ads posted in 2017 (see 2017 Jobs Summary). We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-pathologist positions. Of these postings, 804 were for 1 position, 17 were for 2 positions, 5 were for 3 positions, 1 was for 6 positions, and 18 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 845 ads, 380 (45.0%) were for academic positions, and 465 (55.0%) were for non-academic positions. We saw a decrease in the number of academic positions when compared with the 2017 summary (52.7%). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a university.

For 2018, jobs were posted from 47 of 50 U.S. states (all but Alaska, South Dakota, and Wyoming), plus General U.S.A., Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., 8 Canadian provinces, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia. The states/provinces with the most ads were: New York (41), California (34), Florida (31), Pennsylvania (24), Ohio (23) and Texas (23).

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 220 26.0% 22.1% to 29.7%
USA - Northeast 218 25.8% 23.7% to 28.6%
USA - South 235 27.8% 22.5% to 33.7%%
USA - West 121 14.3% 11.5% to 17.4%
Canada 42 5.0% 3.4% to 6.4%
Other 9 1.1% 0.5% to 1.5%
Totals 845 100.0%

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

The last column shows mild/moderate variability by region in job postings during the four quarters of 2017.

Most postings (80.47%) required AP or AP/CP board certification/eligibility. Of the 47 ads which did not list a board certification requirement, 21 were academic and likely required board certification.

Minimum requirements (board certified / board eligible):
AP 361 42.72%
AP or CP 319 37.8%
CP 84 9.9%
AP or AP/CP 33 3.9%
CP or AP/CP 1 0.1%
Not indicated 47 5.6%
Totals 845 100.0%

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

Most jobs (91.24%) were for subspecialty positions. For 2018, the most common subspecialties listed were cytopathology, hematopathology, GI, GYN and breast.

Required training (experience):
Cytopathology 165 19.5%
Hematopathology 152 18.0%
GI 142 16.8%
GYN 93 11.0%
Breast 83 9.8%
Dermatopathology 81 9.6%
Molecular 79 9.5%
Not Specified 74 8.8%
Clinical 74 8.8%
GU 70 8.3%
Chair/Chief/Director 51 6.0%
Medical Director 45 5.3%
Head & Neck 44 5.2%
Transfusion 43 5.1 %
Pulmonary 42 5.0%
Neuropathology 37 4.4%
Bone and Soft Tissue 36 4.3%
Pediatrics 28 3.3%
Education 26 3.1%
Informatics 26 3.1%
Autopsy 25 3.0%
Renal 24 2.8%
Research 22 2.6%
Chemistry 16 1.9%
Microbiology 16 1.9%
IHC 11 1.3%
Transplant 9 1.1%
Forensics 7 0.8%
Cytogenics 6 0.7%
HLA 6 0.7%
Coagulation 5 0.6%
Blood 1 0.1%
Totals 1,539

Note: percentages are out of 845 ads and some positions listed multiple subspecialties.

Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at (248) 646-0325 or nat@pathologyoutlines.com. To post a job ad, email the text (up to 300 words, preferably in a Word format), your logo (optional), and your contact information to pathoutads@gmail.com.

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