10 best and worst states for physicians

Physicians face vastly different working environments in different parts of the country, based on factors such as annual wage, patient-physician ratio and malpractice award payouts per capita. To help physicians decide where to set up shop and practice medicine, WalletHub has published a list, ranking all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Based on 11 key metrics, WalletHub named the following 10 states the best for physicians.

1. Mississippi
2. Iowa
3. Minnesota
4. North Dakota
5. Idaho
6. Texas
7. Kansas
8. Wisconsin
9. Tennessee
10. Alabama

The worst places for physicians, according to the report, include:

1. District of Columbia
2. New York
3. Rhode Island
4. Maryland
5. Connecticut
6. New Jersey
7. Vermont
8. Massachusetts
9. Delaware
10. Maine

To access more information on the metrics used and state rankings, click here.


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