One thing we’ve learned during the pandemic is that doctors are one of the most essential professions around. They’re also one of the highest-paid and most educated professionals in the country, with general physicians having a median salary of around $208-thousand a year. But doctors also rack up a lot of medical school debt to get there with the average being around $202-thousand.
Doctors can practice anywhere, but some states make it much more enticing than others. And a new report reveals which states are the most attractive for medical professionals.
- WalletHub’s list of 2023’s Best and Worst States for Doctors is now out.
- They rank all 50 states and Washington, D.C. in 19 key factors, including the average annual wage of physicians, hospitals per capita and quality of public hospital systems.
- Based on their metrics, Montana is this year’s best state for doctors. It tops the list with a score of 73.45, comes in fourth for medical environment - which includes things like quality of public hospitals and hospital safety - and 11th for opportunity and competition - which includes things like doctors’ annual average wage and insured population rate.
Top 10 Best States for Doctors in 2023
- South Dakota
- On the flip side, Hawaii ranks dead last, making it the worst state for doctors. It comes in 51st for opportunity and competition and 43rd for medical environment.
The 10 Worst States For Doctors in 2023
- Rhode Island
- New Jersey
- Washington, D.C.
- New Mexico
- New York
Click here to see where your state lands on the list