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The Best and Worst States for Doctors in 2022

Personal finance website WalletHub recently published its 2022 list of best and worst states for doctors. Their analysis compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia and looked at two key dimensions:

Opportunity and Competition (70 Points)

Eleven metrics make up the opportunity and competition score, including physicians’ annual wages and starting salary, hospitals per capita, and insured rate.

Medical Environment (30 Points)

Medical environment is defined by eight factors, including physician assistants per capita, quality of the public health system, and hospitals’ safety grades.

Many of the top states are geographically located in the Great Plains and Midwest* with those states typically showing higher wages and less expensive malpractice insurance.

*Wapiti has positions available in many of WalletHub’s top-ranked states. Search our featured opportunities at the link below.

1. South Dakota

2. Minnesota

3. Wisconsin

4. Montana

5. Idaho

6. Iowa

7. Nebraska

8. Kansas

9. North Dakota

10. Mississippi

51. Rhode Island

50. New York

49. District of Columbia

48. Delaware

47. New Jersey

46. Alaska

45. Hawaii

44. Vermont

43. Massachusetts

42. Oregon

More Rankings

View all state rankings using the interactive map below, courtesy of WalletHub.

Source: WalletHub

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