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Job OutlookThe year 2006 marks the 10th year in which the ASCP Resident Council has tracked the job market for pathology residents and fellows. The data show that the job market is favorable, while the fellowship market is slightly more competitive this year compared with the past two years. Eighty-five percent of those applying for jobs received at least one offer. Of those applying for fellowship positions, 88% received at least one offer,

There are approximately 13,000 to 14,000 board certified pathologists in the United States who practice their specialty in community, university, and government hospitals and clinics, in independent laboratories, or in private offices, clinics, and other health care facilities. Some pathologists devote their careers to research in pathology, developing new tests and new instruments to better diagnose diseases.

More InformationAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology, American Society for Investigative Pathology, American Board of Pathology , Association of Pathology Chairs, College of American Pathologists

ReferencesAmerican Society for Clinical Pathology on the Internet at and

Outlook for the Future on the Internet at
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American Society for Investigative Pathology: Brochure, “Pathology: A Career in Medicine and Clinical Pathology on the Internet at and

American Board of Pathology on the Internet at

O*NET ONLINE , Physicians and Surgeons, on the Internet at

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition, Physician and Surgeons, All Other, online at