Pathologist Jobs Report
Second Quarter 2016

Last revised 9 August 2016

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Quarter 2 - 2016 totals

For this quarter, there were 127 job postings for full time or part time pathologists at PathologyOutlines.com, which form the basis for the statistics below. This is a 35.1% increase from the 94 job postings in the second quarter of 2015. We have excluded postings that were only for locum, PhD, residency, fellowship or non-Pathologist positions. Of the 127 postings, 115 were for 1 position, 5 were for 2 positions, 1 was for 3 positions, and 6 were for an unspecified number of positions greater than one.

Of the 127 ads, 67 (53%) were for academic positions, and 60 (47%) were for non-academic positions. This is comparable to the percentages from the second quarter in 2015 (48% academic, 52% nonacademic). We define academic as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor position at a University.

For this quarter, jobs were posted from 30 of 50 states, 1 from Midwest and 1 from Puerto Rico. Outside the US, postings were from 5 provinces in Canada, 1 from Saudia Arabia and 1 from Qatar. New York had 17 ads, California had 13 ads, and both Michigan and Texas had 8 ads.

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

Regions:
USA - Midwest 34 26.8%
USA - Northeast 29 22.8%
USA - South 30 23.6%
USA - West 23 18.1%
Canada 9 7.1%
Other 2 1.6%
Totals 127 100.0%

There was an increase in Midwest jobs compared to the second quarter of 2015 (17.0% to 26.8%) and a decrease in jobs for the Northeast (27.7% to 22.8%) and South (33.0% to 23.6%).

67.7% of postings required AP or AP/CP board certification / eligibility (BC/BE), a slight decrease from the 71.3% figure for the second quarter of 2015. 27.6% required AP/CP boards and 3.1% of postings required CP boards certification only. Nine postings indicated board certification, without specifying AP or CP and 10 postings did not specify board certification at all.

Minimum requirements (board certified/board eligible):
AP 51 40.2%
AP/CP 35 27.6%
AP or CP 27 21.3%
CP 4 3.1%
Not indicated 10 7.9%
Totals 127 100.1%

96 (75.6%) jobs required fellowship training or strong subspecialty experience. For this period, the most common subspecialties / job descriptions listed were Chief/Director, Hematopathology, GI and Molecular 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 31 24.4%
Chief/Director/Chair 16 12.6%
Hematopathology 14 11.0%
GI 13 10.2%
Molecular 11 8.7%
Cytopathology 10 7.9%
Dermatopathology 10 7.9%
Neuropathology 9 7.1%
Research 6 4.7%
Breast 5 3.9%
Transfusion 5 3.9%
Bone & Soft Tissue 4 3.1%
GI/Liver 4 3.1%
GU 4 3.1%
GYN 4 3.1%
Pediatric 4 3.1%
Clinical 3 2.4%
Head & Neck 3 2.4%
Informatics 3 2.4%
Pulmonary 3 2.4%
Education 2 1.6%
Medical Director 2 1.6%
Renal 2 1.6%
Transplant 2 1.6%
Chemistry 1 0.8%
Coagulation 1 0.8%
Cytogenics 1 0.8%
HLA 1 0.8%
IHC 1 0.8%
Microbiology 1 0.8%
Totals 176

Note: Some positions listed multiple specialties; percentages are out of 127 ads

21 postings (16.5%) also listed one or more subspecialties that would be "an asset" or otherwise helpful. The most common were GI, GU and Transfusion, as indicated below:

Other desired specialities:
GI 7 5.5%
GU 5 3.9%
Transfusion 4 3.1%
Dermatopathology 3 2.4%
Informatics 3 2.4%
Breast 2 1.6%
Molecular 2 1.6%
Pediatrics 2 1.6%
Pulmonary 2 1.6%
Bone & Soft Tissue 1 0.8%
Coagulation 1 0.8%
Cytopathology 1 0.8%
GI/Liver 1 0.8%
GYN 1 0.8%
Head and Neck 1 0.8%
Hematopathology 1 0.8%
Renal 1 0.8%
Research 1 0.8%
Totals 39
Note: percentages are out of 127 ads

Length of postings:
We remove job ads when (a) the advertisers contact us and request removal, (b) after we contact the advertisers (beginning 3-4 months after posting) and they request removal, or (c) the ads expire at 6 months. To ensure that 6 months have elapsed from the job postings, we are using data from July to December 2015. For this period, there were 275 job ads, including 125 in which the advertisers requested removal before the 6 month period expired. This includes 62 academic jobs, with an average of 112 days posting per job (range, 20-184 days) and 63 nonacademic jobs, with an average of 103 days posting per job (range, 14-178 days). There were 250 job ads which ran until expiration, include 91 academic and 59 nonacademic ads.


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