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Quarter 1 - 2015 totals

For this quarter, there were 113 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 94.8% increase from the 58 job postings in the first quarter of 2014. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 113 postings, 105 were for 1 position, 3 were for 2 positions, 2 were for 3 positions, and 3 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

Of the 113 ads, 66 (58%) were for academic positions, and 47 (42%) were for non-academic positions. This represents a shift from the 34% academic positions in the first quarter of 2014, but is close to the 50% academic / 50% nonacademic breakdown seen overall in 2013 and 2014. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

For this quarter, jobs were posted from 29 of 50 states and the District of Columbia in the US, 5 provinces in Canada and Trinidad in the Caribbean. Pennsylvania had 10 ads, Florida and Texas had 7 ads, California and New York had 6 ads and New Jersey and Wisconsin had 5 ads.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest2421.2%
USA - Northeast2925.7%
USA - South3430.1%
USA - West1412.4%
Canada119.7%
Other10.9%
Totals113100.0%

This distribution of job ads was similar to the first quarter of 2014, except for a 40% lower distribution of jobs in the western US (from 20.7% to 12.4% of all jobs).

71% of postings required AP or AP/CP Board certification/eligibility (BC/BE). 34.5% required AP/CP boards, compared to 46.6% in the first quarter of 2014. 16 postings indicated Board Certification, without specifying AP or CP. Only four ads did not specify board certification at all, and 3 of these were academic and most likely did require BC/BE.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP4136.3%
AP/CP3934.5%
AP or CP1614.2%
CP1311.5%
Not indicated43.5%
Totals113100.0%


70.7% of jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Cytopathology, Surgical Pathology fellowship of some type, GI / Liver, Chief / Director / Vice-Chair and Hematopathology, as indicated below. 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 specified1729.3%
Cytopathology1715.0%
Surgical Fellowship1311.5%
GI/Liver1210.6%
Chief/Director/Vice-chair119.7%
Hematopathology108.8%
Breast76.2%
Dermatopathology76.2%
Pediatric76.2%
Transfusion65.3%
Medical Director54.4%
GU43.5%
Informatics43.5%
Molecular/Genetics43.5%
Neuropathology32.7%
Autopsy21.8%
Clinical21.8%
Education21.8%
Forensic21.8%
Gyn21.8%
Research21.8%
Pulmonary/Thoracic21.8%
Oncologic21.8%
Cytogenetics10.9%
Microbiology10.9%
Renal10.9%
Transplant10.9%
Totals147
Note: Some positions listed multiple specialities; percentages are out of 113 ads

42% of postings (47 of 113) also listed one of more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were Breast, Cytopathology, Dermatopathology and Molecular, as indicated below:

Other desired specialities:
Breast87.1%
Cytopathology87.1%
Dermatopathology76.2%
Molecular76.2%
Clinical65.3%
Hematopathology65.3%
Research65.3%
GYN54.4%
GI43.5%
Autopsy32.7%
Cytogenetics32.7%
GU32.7%
Surgical Fellowship32.7%
Informatics21.8%
Medical Director21.8%
Pediatrics21.8%
Transfusion Medicine21.8%
Chemistry10.9%
Coagulation10.9%
Chief/Director/Vice-chair10.9%
ENT10.9%
Forensic/Molecular10.9%
Head & Neck10.9%
Immunopathology10.9%
Lung10.9%
Neuropathology10.9%
Surgical/Oncology10.9%
Education10.9%
Totals88
Note: percentages are out of 113 ads

Length of postings:
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).


Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at 248/646-0325 or NatPernick@hotmail.com.

End of Pathologist Jobs Report - First quarter 2015