Pathologist Jobs Report
First Quarter 2020

Last revised 21 November 2020

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Quarter 1 - 2020 totals

This is the final report for this period. There are minor differences from the preliminary report posted earlier.

For this quarter, there were 214 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 9.2% increase from the 196 job postings in the first quarter of 2019 (click here for the jobs report from 2019 Quarter 1). We excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 214 postings, 208 were for 1 position, 3 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions and 2 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 214 ads, 92 (43.0%) were for academic positions and 122 (57.0%) were for non-academic positions, compared to 34.2% academic positions in the first quarter of 2019. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position or a University position other than lecturer or solely clinical in nature.

Jobs were posted from 42 of 50 states, the District of Columbia, 5 provinces in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Ontario) and General USA. New York had 25 ads, Florida 20, Pennsylvania 13, Texas 11, Ohio 10, Arizona 8, California 8, Connecticut 8 and Massachusetts 8. The eight states with no job ads were Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, Montana, Nevada, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 42 19.6%
USA - Northeast 69 32.2%
USA - South 64 29.9%
USA - West 33 15.4%
Canada 6 2.8%
Other 0 0%
Totals 214 99.9%

This distribution of positions was comparable to the first quarter of 2019.

77.6% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, compared to 70.9% for the first quarter of 2019. 57.5% required AP/CP boards and 3.7% required CP board certification only. 37 (17.3%) of postings did not specify board certification compared to 22.4% in the first quarter of 2019. Of these 37 postings, 14 were academic and 23 were nonacademic.

Minimum requirements (board certified / board eligible):
AP 43 20.1%
AP/CP 123 57.5%
AP or CP 3 1.4%
CP 8 3.7%
Not indicated 37 17.3%
Totals 214 100%

We recently started categorizing jobs using any subspecialty listed in the advertisement, either as a primary job requirement or as a desired subspecialty, although this change had little impact in the first quarter of 2020. For this period, 90.7% of jobs required or desired a specific subspecialty listed below, most commonly cytopathology, GI / liver, gynecologic pathology, hematopathology, breast and dermatopathology.

Required or desired subspecialty or title:
Cytopathology 40 18.7%
GI / liver 30 14.0%
Gynecologic 28 13.1%
Hematopathology 28 13.1%
No required subspecialty or title 26 12.1%
Breast 24 11.2%
Dermatopathology 23 10.7%
GU 18 8.4%
Transfusion medicine 16 7.5%
Molecular 13 6.1%
Neuropathology 9 4.2%
Pulmonary / cardiovascular 9 4.2%
Chief/Director/Chair 8 3.7%
Head & neck 7 3.3%
Medical Director 7 3.3%
Pediatrics 7 3.3%
Bone & soft Tissue 6 2.8%
Chemistry 6 2.8%
Informatics 6 2.8%
Microbiology 6 2.8%
HLA / immunology 4 1.9%
Renal 4 1.9%
Autopsy 3 1.4%
Immunohistochemistry 3 1.4%
Research 3 1.4%
Transplant 3 1.4%
Clinical 2 0.9%
Education 2 0.9%
Coagulation 1 0.5%
Industry 1 0.5%

Note: Many positions listed multiple specialties. Percentages are out of 214 ads.


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