Pathologist Jobs Report
First Quarter 2022

Last revised 26 April 2022

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Quarter 1 - 2022 totals

For this quarter, there were 417 job postings at PathologyOutlines.com for full time or part time Pathologists, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 56.2% increase from the 267 job postings in the first quarter of 2021 (click here for the jobs report from 2021 Quarter 1). We excluded postings that were only for locum, Ph.D., residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 417 postings, 389 were for 1 position, 10 were for 2 positions, 4 were for 3 positions and 14 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than 1.

Of the 417 ads, 188 (45.1%) were for academic positions and 229 (54.9%) were for non-academic positions, compared with 51.3.% academic positions in the first quarter of 2021. 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 48 states, the District of Columbia, 8 provinces in Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan) as well as New Zealand. New York (42), California (39), Florida (25), New Jersey (24), Texas (17) and Pennsylvania (17) had the most job listings. The two states with no job ads were New Hampshire and Utah. The Canadian province not represented is New Brunswick.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 79 18.9%
USA - Northeast 123 29.5%
USA - South 107 25.7%
USA - West 78 18.7%
Canada 28 6.7%
Other 2 0.5%
Totals 417 100.0%

This distribution of positions was comparable to the first quarter of 2021 except for a drop in jobs in the South this quarter (31.8% to 25.7%).

75.1% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility, compared with 73.8% for the first quarter of 2021. 53.7% required AP/CP boards and 4.8% required CP board certification only. 79 (18.9%) of postings did not specify board certification, compared with 20.2% in the first quarter of 2021. Of these 79 postings, 40 were academic and 39 were nonacademic.

Minimum requirements (board certified / board eligible):
AP 89 21.3%
AP/CP 224 53.7%
AP or CP 5 1.2%
CP 20 4.8%
Not indicated 79 18.9%
Totals 417 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, 341 (81.8%) jobs required or desired a specific subspecialty or title, most commonly cytopathology, hematopathology, breast, GI / liver, gynecologic and dermatopathology.

Required or desired subspecialty or title:
No required subspecialty or job title 190 45.6%
Cytopathology 84 20.1%
Hematopathology 84 20.1%
Breast 67 16.1%
GI / liver 64 15.3%
Gynecologic 48 11.5%
Dermatopathology 42 10.1%
Molecular 39 9.4%
GU 32 7.7%
Head & neck 32 7.7%
Pediatrics 25 6.0%
Pulmonary / cardiovascular 24 5.8%
Transfusion medicine 22 5.3%
Neuropathology 21 5.0%
Medical Director 19 4.6%
Bone & soft Tissue 16 3.8%
Renal 14 3.4%
Informatics 12 2.9%
Chief/Director/Chair 12 2.9%
Microbiology 8 1.9%
Autopsy 7 1.7%
Chemistry 6 1.4%
Education 5 1.2%
HLA / immunology 5 1.2%
Transplant 5 1.2%
Coagulation 5 1.2%
Cytogenetics 4 1.0%
Immunohistochemistry 3 0.7%
Government 3 0.7%
Forensics 2 0.5%
Industry 1 0.2%
Research 1 0.2%
Tissue bank 1 0.2%

Note: Many positions listed multiple specialties. Percentages are out of 417 ads.


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