Pathologist Jobs Report
First Quarter 2021

Last revised 10 May 2021

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Quarter 1 - 2021 totals

For this quarter, there were 267 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 24.8% increase from the 214 job postings in the first quarter of 2020 (click here for the jobs report from 2020 Quarter 1). We excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 267 postings, 251 were for 1 position, 6 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions and 9 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 267 ads, 137 (51.3%) were for academic positions and 130 (48.7%) were for non-academic positions, compared with 43.0% academic positions in the first quarter of 2020. 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 41 states, the District of Columbia, 7 provinces in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia and Ontario) as well as General USA, New Zealand and Pakistan. New York had 27 ads, Florida 26, Pennsylvania 20, California 16, Ohio 12, North Carolina 10, South Carolina 10 and Texas 10. The nine states with no job ads were Alaska, Alabama, Delaware, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 52 19.5%
USA - Northeast 75 28.1%
USA - South 85 31.8%
USA - West 35 13.1%
Canada 17 6.4%
Other 3 1.1%
Totals 267 100.0%

This distribution of positions was comparable to the first quarter of 2020 except for an increase in jobs from Canada (2.8% to 6.4%).

73.8% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, compared with 77.6% for the first quarter of 2020. 50.2% required AP/CP boards and 4.5% required CP board certification only. 54 (20.2%) of postings did not specify board certification, compared with 17.3% in the first quarter of 2020. Of these 54 postings, 34 were academic and 20 were nonacademic.

Minimum requirements (board certified / board eligible):
AP 63 23.6%
AP/CP 134 50.2%
AP or CP 4 1.5%
CP 12 4.5%
Not indicated 54 20.2%
Totals 267 100%

We categorize jobs using any subspecialty listed in the advertisement, either as a primary job requirement or as a desired subspecialty. For this period, 88.4% of jobs required or desired a specific subspecialty listed below, most commonly cytopathology, hematopathology, GI / liver, breast, molecular, GU and dermatopathology. Note that 42.7% of jobs did not require a specific subspecialty but usually one or more were desired.

Required or desired subspecialty or title:
No required subspecialty or job title 114 42.7%
Cytopathology 61 22.8%
Hematopathology 56 21.0%
GI / liver 44 16.5%
Breast 35 13.1%
Molecular 29 10.9%
GU 28 10.5%
Dermatopathology 27 10.1%
Gynecologic 20 7.5%
Head & neck 20 7.5%
Neuropathology 19 7.1%
Medical Director 17 6.4%
Transfusion medicine 16 6.0%
Chief/Director/Chair 12 4.5%
Pulmonary / cardiovascular 12 4.5%
Autopsy 10 3.7%
Bone & soft Tissue 10 3.7%
Microbiology 10 3.7%
Chemistry 9 3.4%
Pediatrics 8 3.0%
Informatics 7 2.6%
Renal 7 2.6%
Forensics 6 2.2%
Research 5 1.9%
Coagulation 4 1.5%
Cytogenetics 2 0.7%
Education 2 0.7%
HLA / immunology 2 0.7%
Tissue bank 2 0.7%
Transplant 2 0.7%
Immunohistochemistry 1 0.4%
Government 1 0.4%

Note: Many positions listed multiple specialties. Percentages are out of 267 ads.


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