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2014 Summary

For calendar year 2014, there were 351 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 31% increase from the 267 ads posted in 2013 (see 2013 Jobs Summary). We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of these postings, 325 were for 1 position, 11 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 14 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

Of the 351 ads, 172 (49%) were for academic positions, and 179 (51%) were for non-academic positions. This is similar to the results for 2013. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

In 2013, we started keeping track of how long jobs were posted until they were removed. We remove ads when (a) the advertisers contact us and request removal, (b) we contact the advertisers (beginning 3-4 months after posting) and they request removal, or (c) the ads expire. Since we remove many ads at expiration, we cannot report totals until 182 days (nonacademic) or 365 days (academic) have elapsed since the ads were posted.

For academic jobs, we can only report ads from Q1 2014, due to the requirement that 365 days have lapsed. There were 20 ads, posted for a mean 226 days (median 208 days, range 67-365 days). If we remove the ads that continued until the expiration date, there were 13 ads, posted a mean 151 days (median 127 days, range 67-236 days).

For nonacademic jobs, we can only report ads from Q1, Q2 and Q3 2014, due to the requirement that 182 days (6 months) have lapsed. For Q1 2014, there were 39 ads, posted for a mean 140 days (median 154 days, range 32-182 days). If we remove the ads that continued until the expiration date, there were 22 ads, posted a mean 108 days (median 106 days, range 32-165 days).

For nonacademic jobs for Q2 2014, there were 39 ads, posted for a mean 130 days (median 164 days, range 22-182 days). If we remove the ads that continued until the expiration date, there were 23 ads, posted a mean 94 days (median 86 days, range 22-180 days).

For nonacademic jobs for Q3 2014, there were also 39 ads, posted for a mean 147 days (median 182 days, range 30-182 days). If we remove the ads that continued until the expiration date, there were 17 ads, posted a mean 101 days (median 103 days, range 30-170 days).

For 2014, jobs were posted from 43 of 50 US states, plus Puerto Rico, Washington, D.C., 8 Canadian provinces, Dubai and St. Maarten. The States/Provinces with the most ads were: New York (29), Florida (20), California (19), New Jersey (18), Illinois (15), Pennsylvania (15), Michigan (14), Texas (14), Ohio (11), Arizona (10). This list of States is comparable to 2013, although more US states are included (43 versus 38 states).

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest6418.2%14.1% to 22.1%
USA - Northeast8724.8%20.7% to 27.3%
USA - South10128.8%26.7% to 31.4%
USA - West6017.1%11.6% to 20.7%
Canada318.8%5.8% to 12.1%
Caribbean61.7%N/A
Other20.6%N/A
Totals351100.0%N/A

Totals by region (above) are also similar to the 2013 distribution. The last column shows mild/moderate variability by region in job postings during the four quarters of 2014.

Almost all ads required AP board certification or eligibility. Of the 32 ads which did not list a Board certification requirement, 18 were academic, and likely required board certification as well. 73% of postings required AP or AP/CP Board certification/eligibility.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP11633.0%21.2% to 40.7%
AP/CP13939.6%31.4% to 46.6%
AP or CP4613.1%6.9% to 16.3%
CP185.1%3.5% to 8.6%
Not indicated329.1%3.3% to 16.5%
Totals35199.9%N/A


Most jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties listed were Hematopathology, Cytopathology and a Surgical Pathology fellowship of some type. Only 25% were for "general" pathologists with no subspecialty indicated. To determine the statistics below, we tried to determine from the text of the ads what fellowship training was essential for a Pathologist, or what the type of position was.

Required training (experience):
None specified8724.8%
Hematopathology4613.1%
Cytopathology3610.3%
Surg Path fellowship308.5%
GI / Liver277.7%
Medical Director267.4%
Molecular205.7%
Dermatopathology164.6%
Chief / Chair / Director133.7%
Gyn133.7%
Pediatrics133.7%
Neuropathology123.4%
Breast113.1%
Research102.8%
Transfusion medicine82.3%
GU71.9%
Renal61.7%
Chemistry51.4%
Microbiology51.4%
Autopsy41.1%
Clinical Pathology41.1%
Pulmonary / Thoracic41.1%
Cytogenetics30.9%
Forensics30.9%
Head & Neck30.9%
Bone & Soft Tissue20.6%
Informatics20.6%
Other (Govt, HLA, Industry, Oncology, Transplant)51.4%
Totals421
Note: Some positions listed multiple subspecialities

152 of the 351 ads also listed one or more subspecialties in which fellowships / experience / interest would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were cytopathology, surgical pathology fellowship of some kind, GI, dermatopathology, hematopathology and molecular.

Other desired subspecialities:
Cytopathology3911.1%
Surg Path fellowship267.4%
GI257.1%
Dermatopathology226.3%
Hematopathology226.3%
Molecular226.3%
Breast195.4%
Research174.8%
Gyn164.6%
GU154.3%
Transfusion medicine113.1%
Pulmonary / thoracic102.8%
Clinical Pathology82.3%
Neuropathology61.7%
Pediatrics61.7%
Chemistry51.4%
Renal51.4%
Bone & Soft Tissue41.1%
Head & Neck41.1%
Informatics41.1%
Medical Director41.1%
Coagulation30.9%
IHC30.9%
Transplant30.9%
Education20.6%
Immunology20.6%
Microbiology20.6%
Oncology20.6%
Other (Autopsy, Chief, Forensics, Perinatal)41.1%
Totals311
Note: percentages are out of 351 ads

Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at 248/646-0325 or [email protected].

End of Pathologist Jobs Report - 2014 Summary