In order to help doctors make the most informed decisions regarding where to practice, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 11 key metrics. Find out where your state falls.

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Source: WalletHub

Best States to Work

 Overall RankStateTotal ScoreOpportunity & Competition RankMedical Quality Rank
 1 Mississippi 70.7 1 17
 2 Iowa 69.28 3 9
 3 Minnesota 66.54 17 1
 4 North Dakota 65.81 5 10
 5 Idaho 65.41 4 15
 6 Texas 65.27 13 4
 7 Kansas 65.26 8 6
 8 Wisconsin 64.61 23 2
 9 Tennessee 64.59 6 14
10Alabama63.361112

Worst States to Work

 Overall RankStateTotal ScoreOpportunity & Competition RankMedical Quality Rank
 10Maine41.40 4147
 9Delaware41.034243
 8Massachusetts40.624629
 7Vermont40.254913
 6New Jersey 38.304539
 5Connecticut 38.144438
 4Maryland 37.42434644
 3Rhode Island 31.63505146
 2New York 29.56483551
1District of Columbia27.815135

 

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Source: WalletHub