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Career Opportunities in PATHOLOGY The Intersociety Council for Pathology Information, Inc. www.pathologytraining.org June 2013 ICPI is the Publisher of the Directory of Pathology Training Programs www.pathologytraining.org Acknowledgments The following members of ICPI provided critical resources to develop this presentation: • American Society for Clinical Pathology • ASCP Fellowship & Job Market Survey - 2012 • American Society for Investigative Pathology • Association of Pathology Chairs • College of American Pathologists • Practice Characteristics Survey Report – 2011 Information was also retrieved from the AMA FREIDA Online Specialty Training Website https://freida.ama-assn.org Member Societies of ICPI CHARTER MEMBERS • American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) • American Society for Investigative Pathology (ASIP) • Association of Pathology Chairs (APC) • College of American Pathologists (CAP) • United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) Member Societies of ICPI ASSOCIATE MEMBERS • Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists (ACLPS) • American Association of Neuropathologists (AANP) • American Board of Pathology (ABP) • American College of Veterinary Pathologists (ACVP) • American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) • Arthur Purdy Stout Society of Surgical Pathologists • Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) • Canadian Association of Pathologists • National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME) • Papanicalaou Society of Cytopathology • Society for Pediatric Pathology (SPP) What is Pathology? • Diagnostic Medicine • Teaching  Medical Students  Residents  Graduate Students  Fellow Physicians  Other Health Care Providers • Basic and Clinical Research into Mechanisms of Disease What are the Career Options for Pathologists? • Community Practice (80%) • Academic Practice & Medical School Administration (15%) • Industry (3%) • Government, Public Health & Regulatory Positions, e.g., FDA, NIH, CDC (1%) The Job Market for Pathologists is Excellent There will be a shortage of pathologists in the next two decades, starting in 2015*: • Beginning in 2014, the number of retiring pathologists will increase, peaking by 2021. •The number of graduating pathology residents will be less than the number of retiring pathologists per year. • Anticipated population growth and increases in disease incidence will lead to a net deficit of more than 5,700 pathologists by 2030. *Robboy SJ et al. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013; in press. Demographics Active Pathologists in the US* •Nearly 18,000 actively practicing pathologists •93% are ABP-Board Certified •5.8 pathologists per 100,000 population •Projected retirement age at 71 years •Based on the current number of pathology residents in-training, pathologist strength will fall by 2030 to 14,800 (3.9 per 100,000) *Robboy SJ et al. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2013; in press. * CAP Member Survey 2011 Pathology Practice Demographics Type of Practice • Solo 7% • Pathology Group 67% • Multispecialty Group 7% • Medical School 10% • Hospital 10% • Independent Laboratory 9% • Locum Tenens 1% College of American Pathologists Survey, 2006 Pathology Practice Demographics Practice Size • 1-5 40.9% • 6-10 21.9% • 11-15 12.5% • 16-20 7.6% • >20 17.1% CAP Member Survey 2011 Compensation The average (mean) base salary is $257,850 The average base salary for pathologists with 1-10 years of experience is $201,775 Pathologists with 11-20 years of experience earned

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