Doctors are essential to our health, safety and wellbeing, and while they’re one of the one of the most educated professions in the country, they’re also among the highest-paid. Family medicine doctors have a median salary of $211-thousand a year, but the average medical school debt is around $202-thousand, so they don’t start out rolling in the money. They can also go just about anywhere to practice, but a new report reveals which states make themselves most attractive for physicians.

  • WalletHub has just released their list of the Best and Worst States for Doctors in 2024.
  • They compared the states and Washington, D.C. on 19 key metrics, including average annual wage of physicians, hospitals per capita, and quality of public hospital systems.
  • Based on all that, the state that’s most desirable for doctors is Montana, which comes in number one for Opportunity and Competition, which includes factors like hospitals per capita and annual wage.
  • Nebraska, third overall, is first for Medical Environment, which includes things like quality of public hospitals and hospital safety.
  • On the flip side, Hawaii lands at the bottom of the list, making it the worst state for doctors.

Top 10 Best States for Doctors

(Click here to see where your state lands on the list)

  1. Montana
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Utah
  5. Indiana
  6. Minnesota
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Idaho
  9. Iowa
  10. Louisiana

The 10 Worst States for Doctors

  1. Hawaii
  2. Rhode Island
  3. New Jersey
  4. Massachusetts
  5. New York
  6. New Mexico
  7. Washington, D.C.
  8. Oregon
  9. Illinois
  10. Alaska

Source: WalletHub

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