Pathologist Jobs Report
Third Quarter 2021

Last revised 19 October 2021

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Quarter 3 - 2021 totals

For this quarter, there were 375 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a record number of jobs for any quarter. The prior record was 345 in the second quarter of this year. This is a 63.0% increase from the 230 job postings in the third quarter of 2020 (click here for that report). There were 107 job postings in July, 133 in August and 135 in September 2021. We excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 375 postings, 354 were for 1 position, 11 were for 2 positions, 0 were for 3 positions and 10 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 375 ads, 180 (48.0%) were for academic positions and 195 (52.0%) were for non-academic positions, compared with 39.6% academic positions in the third 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 42 of 50 states, the District of Columbia, General USA, 8 provinces in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Saskatchewan), Puerto Rico and Qatar. New York (38), Florida (33), Pennsylvania (25), California (21), New Jersey (19), Ohio (18) and Texas (15) had the most job listings. The eight states with no job ads were Alaska, Delaware, Maine, Mississippi, Nevada, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming. The Canadian provinces not represented are New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 78 20.8%
USA - Northeast 105 28.0%
USA - South 104 27.7%
USA - West 63 16.8%
Canada 22 5.9%
Other 3 0.8%
Totals 375 100.0%

This distribution of positions was comparable to the third quarter of 2020.

73.8% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, compared with 74.3% for the third quarter of 2020. 51.7% required AP/CP boards and 6.4% required CP board certification only. 63 postings (16.8%) did not specify board certification, similar to the rate for jobs posted in the third quarter of 2020. Of these 63 postings, 30 were academic and 33 were nonacademic.

Minimum requirements (board certified / board eligible):
AP 83 22.1%
AP/CP 194 51.7%
AP or CP 11 2.9%
CP 24 6.4%
Not indicated 63 16.8%
Totals 375 99.9%

We categorize jobs using any subspecialty listed in the advertisement, either as a primary job requirement or as a desired subspecialty. For this period, 324 (86.4%) jobs required or desired a specific subspecialty or title, most commonly hematopathology, cytopathology, GI / liver, breast, gynecologic pathology or molecular.

Required or desired subspecialty or title:
Hematopathology 83 22.1%
Cytopathology 74 19.7%
GI / liver 56 14.9%
Breast 42 11.2%
Gynecologic 41 10.9%
Molecular 40 10.7%
GU 35 9.3%
Transfusion medicine 29 7.7%
Dermatopathology 26 6.9%
Pulmonary / cardiovascular 26 6.9%
Pediatrics 23 6.1%
Medical Director 23 6.1%
Head & neck 21 5.6%
Neuropathology 15 4.0%
Bone & soft tissue 12 3.2%
Renal 10 2.7%
Chief / Director / Chair 9 2.4%
Informatics 9 2.4%
Microbiology 9 2.4%
Coagulation 8 2.1%
Chemistry 7 1.9%
Research 5 1.3%
Autopsy 5 1.3%
Forensics 5 1.3%
HLA / immunology 5 1.3%
Industry 3 0.8%
Cytogenetics 3 0.8%
Government 2 0.5%
Immunohistochemistry 2 0.5%
Education 2 0.5%
Transplant 2 0.5%

Note: Many positions listed multiple specialties. Percentages are out of 375 ads.


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