Pathologist Jobs Report
Third Quarter 2015

Last revised 2 November 2015

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Quarter 3 - 2015 totals

For this quarter, there were 137 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 59% increase from the 86 job postings in the third quarter of 2014. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 137 postings, 127 were for 1 position, 3 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, 1 was for 4 positions and 5 were for an unspecified amount greater than 1 position.

Of the 137 ads, 80 (58%) were for academic positions, and 57 (42%) were for non-academic positions. This is close to the 55% academic / 45% non-academic breakdown seen in the third quarter of 2014. We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

For this quarter, jobs were posted from 35 of 50 states in the US, 3 provinces in Canada and 1 from United Arab Emirates. New York had 21 ads, California had 12 ads, Pennsylvania had 10 ads, Ohio had 8 ads and Maryland had 7 ads.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 26 19.0%
USA - Northeast 42 30.7%
USA - South 37 27.0%
USA - West 26 19.0%
Canada 5 3.6%
UAE 1 0.7%
Totals 137 100%

This distribution of job ads in the US regions was similar to the third quarter of 2014.

77.4% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility (BC/BE). 31.4% required AP/CP boards, which is similar to the third quarter report in 2014, and 8.8% of postings required CP boards certification only. 14 postings indicated board certification, without specifying AP or CP. Only 5 ads did not specify board certification at all.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP 63 46.0%
AP/CP 43 31.4%
AP or CP 14 10.2%
CP 12 8.8%
Not indicated 5 3.6%
Totals 137 100.0%

95 (69.3%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Cytopathology, Director, Breast 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 specified 42 30.7%
Cytopathology 17 12.4%
Director 15 10.9%
Breast 10 7.3%
Hematopathology 9 6.6%
GI 7 5.1%
Med Director 7 5.1%
Gyn 6 4.4%
Surgical Fellowship 6 4.4%
Dermatopathology 5 3.6%
Pediatric 4 2.9%
Research 4 2.9%
Clinical 3 2.2%
Forensic 3 2.2%
Molecular 3 2.2%
Trans Medicine 3 2.2%
Bone/Soft Tissue 2 1.5%
Informatics 2 1.5%
Neuropathology 2 1.5%
Chair 1 0.7%
Chemical 1 0.7%
GU 1 0.7%
Histology 1 0.7%
IHC 1 0.7%
Immunology 1 0.7%
Micro 1 0.7%
Oncology 1 0.7%
Renal 1 0.7%
Thoracic 1 0.7%
Totals 158

Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 137 ads

48.9% of postings (67 of 137) also listed one or more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were GI, Cytopathology, GYN, Dermatopathology and Molecular, as indicated below:

Other desired specialities:
GI 17 12.4%
Cytopathology 15 10.9%
GYN 14 10.2%
Dermatopathology 12 8.8%
Molecular 12 8.8%
Bone/Soft Tissue 10 7.3%
Breast 9 6.6%
Hematopathology 7 5.1%
Pulmonary/thoracic 6 4.4%
Research 6 4.4%
GU 5 3.6%
Head & neck 4 2.9%
Renal 4 2.9%
Med Director 3 2.2%
Pediatric 3 2.2%
Surgical 3 2.2%
Trans Med 3 2.2%
Chemical 2 1.5%
Clinical 2 1.5%
Coagulation 2 1.5%
Informatics 2 1.5%
Neuropathology 2 1.5%
Transplant 2 1.5%
Autopsy 1 0.7%
Totals 146
Note: percentages are out of 137 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. The statistics below are based only on if/when the advertisers requested removal, and exclude ads that expired. Note that in May 2015, we reduced the postings to 6 months maximum for all jobs (we previously posted academic jobs for up to 1 year), which may affect future statistics.

In 2014, there were 205 jobs with removal dates. The average number of days posted varied from 190.1 days for the 110 academic jobs to 104.9 days for the 95 non-academic jobs, with no definite trend over the year, as shown below.

Number of days job ads were posted by quarter in 2014:
Period Number of ads Academic: N Average Nonacademic: N Average
Quarter 1 36 13 150.5 23 110.8
Quarter 2 56 33 194.6 23 93.6
Quarter 3 42 25 213.0 17 101.4
Quarter 4 71 39 184.7 32 110.7
Totals 205 110 190.1 95 104.9

Please contact Dr. Pernick with any questions or comments at NatPernick@gmail.com.