10 best, worst states for healthcare jobs

Massachusetts is the best state to pursue a healthcare career in, while Wyoming is the worst state, according to a new ranking from software development firm Arkenea. 

For the ranking, Arkenea analyzed six measures, including salaries, per capita healthcare spending, strength of the healthcare workforce as a percentage of its working population, location quotient, average cost of living and number of hospitals. 

The 10 best states:

1. Massachusetts

2. Alaska

3. Connecticut

4. New Jersey

5. New York

6. Washington

7. Maryland

8. Rhode Island

9. California

10. West Virginia

The 10 worst states:

1. Wyoming

2. South Dakota

3. Mississippi

4. Tennessee

5. South Carolina

6. Utah

7. New Mexico

8. Alabama

9. Oklahoma

10. North Dakota

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