Pathologist Jobs Report
First Quarter 2019

Last revised 15 April 2019

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Quarter 1 - 2019 totals

For this quarter, there were 196 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 10.1% decrease from the 218 job postings in the first quarter of 2018. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 196 postings, 186 were for 1 position, 1 was for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions and 8 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 196 ads, 67 (34.2%) were for academic positions and 129 (65.8 %) were for non-academic positions. There was a significant decrease in academic positions in the first quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter of 2018 (42% academic, 58% non-academic). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

Jobs were posted from 40 of 50 states, General USA, Puerto Rico, 6 provinces in Canada, and New Zealand. New York had 19 ads, Pennsylvania had 13 ads and Massachusetts had 12.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 35 17.9%
USA - Northeast 58 29.6%
USA - South 67 34.2%
USA - West 22 11.2%
Canada 12 6.1%
Other 2 1.0%
Totals 196 100.0%

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

The number of available positions in the Midwest dropped significantly, however, the South did see an increase. Jobs in Canada remained relatively similar to the first quarter of 2018.

70.9% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, a significant decrease from the 82.6% figure for the first quarter of 2018. 37.8 required AP/CP boards and 2.6 required CP board certification only. 44 postings did not specify board certification, compared to 14 in the first quarter of 2018.

Minimum requirements (board certified / board eligible):
AP 42 21.4%
AP/CP 74 37.8%
AP and/or CP 3 1.5%
AP or AP/CP 23 11.7%
CP or AP/CP 5 2.6%
CP 5 2.6%
Not indicated 44 22.4 %
Totals 196 100.0%

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

167 (85.2%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Cytopathology, Hematopathology, GI, GYN and Molecular, as indicated below. For the statistics below, we tried to determine from the text of the ads what fellowship training was essential for the Pathologist or what type of position it was.

Required training (experience):
Cytopathology 33 16.8%
Hematopathology 33 16.8%
GI 25 12.8%
GYN 25 12.8%
Molecular 17 8.7%
Breast 16 8.2%
GU 14 7.1%
Transfusion 14 7.1%
Dermatopathology 13 6.6%
Neuropathology 12 6.1%
Clinical 11 5.6%
Head and Neck 11 5.6 %
Cytogenetics 11 5.6%
Pulmonary 10 5.1%
Research 9 4.6%
Surgery 9 4.6%
Medical Director 8 4.1%
Chief/Director/Chair 7 3.6%
Renal 6 3.1%
Bone and Soft Tissue 5 2.6%
Autopsy 5 2.6%
Chemistry 5 2.6%
Pediatrics 4 2.0%
IHC 4 2.0%
Microbiology 4 2.0%
Transplant 4 2.0%
Informatics 1 0.5%
Education 1 0.5%
Research 1 0.5%
Forensic 1 0.5%
ENT 1 0.5%

Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 196 ads



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