The most recent Pathology Workforce Study*, conducted on behalf of the Royal College of
Pathologists of Australasia (RCPA), forecasts a severe labour shortage within the profession. The
results of the study clearly indicate that the current and future demand for Australian Pathologists
and Senior Scientists is higher than current supply levels and that significant gaps are developing in
the workforce. This analysis mirrors the findings from earlier studies undertaken in both Australia and
New Zealand and Internationally.