Pathologist Jobs Report
Second Quarter 2020

Last revised 20 November 2020

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Quarter 2 - 2020 totals

For this quarter, there were 104 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. There were 24 job postings in April, 35 in May and 45 in June 2020, reflecting the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the US and Canada in March 2020. This is a 50.2% decrease from the 209 job postings in the second quarter of 2019 (click here for that report). We excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 104 postings, 97 were for 1 position, 5 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions and 1 was for an unspecified number of positions.

Of the 104 ads, 37 (35.6%) were for academic positions and 67 (64.4%) were for non-academic positions, compared to 34.2% academic positions in the second 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 30 of 50 states, 4 provinces in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Saskatchewan) and Saudi Arabia. New York had 15 ads, Pennsylvania 9, Ohio 8, Tennessee 7, California 6, Florida 5 and Michigan 5.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 26 25.0%
USA - Northeast 31 29.8%
USA - South 28 26.9%
USA - West 14 13.5%
Canada 4 3.8%
Other 1 1.0%
Totals 104 100.0%

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

73.0% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, compared to 69.4% in the second quarter of 2019. 61.5% required AP/CP boards and 1.9% required CP board certification only. 20 (19.2%) postings did not specify board certification. Of these 20 postings, 9 were academic and 11 were nonacademic.

Minimum requirements (board certified / board eligible):
AP 12 11.5%
AP/CP 64 61.5%
AP or CP 6 5.8%
CP 2 1.9%
Not indicated 20 19.2%
Totals 104 99.9%

In March 2020, we started categorizing jobs using any subspecialty or title listed in the advertisement, whether required or desired. For the second quarter of 2020, 90 (86.5%) of jobs required or desired a specific subspecialty or title, most commonly cytopathology or hematopathology. In 24 ads (23.1%), there was a desired but no required subspecialty or title.

Required or desired subspecialty or title:
Cytopathology 26 25.0%
No subspecialty or title required 24 23.1%
Hematopathology 23 22.1%
Breast 16 15.4%
Gynecologic 14 13.5%
GI / liver 13 12.5%
Molecular 11 10.5%
Dermatopathology 10 9.6%
GU 10 9.6%
Medical Director 8 7.7%
Transfusion medicine 7 6.7%
Chief / Director / Chair 6 5.8%
Head & neck 5 4.8%
Microbiology 4 3.8%
Neuropathology 4 3.8%
Pediatrics 4 3.8%
Pulmonary / cardiovascular 4 3.8%
Education 3 2.9%
Bone & soft Tissue 2 1.9%
Chemistry 2 1.9%
Renal 2 1.9%
Transplant 2 1.9%
Cytogenetics 1 1.0%

Note: Many positions listed multiple specialties. Percentages are out of 104 ads.


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