The PathMatch Guide to

Pathology

A Day in the Life

A Pathologist is a physician in the medical field who studies the causes, nature, and effects of disease. Pathologists typically work in one of three main areas of discipline: as teachers, investigators, or diagnosticians. Some of their various responsibilities include using laboratory science for disease models and clinical studies, developing treatment options for various diseases, and analyzing types of tissues in order to understand a disease better.

Work Responsibilities

Skills You'll Need

  • Advanced knowledge of medicine and biology 
  • Ability to work well under pressure 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills 
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and uncertainty

Industries You'll Work In

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The Network You'd Build

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Example Job Descriptions

Real World Professionals

Growth Path

  1. Jr. Level
  2. Mid-Level
  3. Mid-Sr. Level
  4. Sr. Level
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Demand for Talent

  • Projected Growth: FIRE 
  • The pathologist job market is expected to grow by 11.4% between 2016 and 2026 
  • The demand for pathologists is also expected to skyrocket in response to new technological advancements and the rise of new types of diseases

Compensation

$100K-$150K
Jr. Level
$150K-$215K
Mid-Level
$215K-$305K
Mid-Sr. Level
$305K+
Sr. Level

Teams You'll Work With

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Work/Life Balance Score

Work/life balance is when someone equally prioritizes their career and their personal life. This balance can vary greatly from one career to the next.

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Job Stability Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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Prestige Score

Job stability is about more than your experience and career. As industries decline, so do the jobs in them.

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