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10 BEST AND WORST STATES TO PRACTICE MEDICINE

The personal finance website WalletHub recently published its 2021 list of the best and worst states for doctors. Their analysis compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics including the average annual wage of physicians, hospitals per capita, and quality of the public hospital system. The results show that physicians in the Great Plains and Midwest* states typically have higher wages and less expensive malpractice insurance.

*Wapiti has positions available in many of WalletHub’s top-ranked states. Click here to view our current opportunities.

Top 10 states to practice medicine, as determined by WalletHub’s analysis:

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

10 worst states to practice medicine, as determined by WalletHub’s analysis:

  1. Rhode Island
  2. Alaska
  3. New York
  4. District of Columbia
  5. New Jersey
  6. Massachusetts
  7. Delaware
  8. Connecticut
  9. Hawaii
  10. New Hampshire
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