The Best & Worst States For Doctors


With the spread of the coronavirus on most people’s minds right now, there’s a definite concern about how prepared medical professionals are to handle an onslaught of sick citizens. And while there are doctors all over the country, it seems some states get higher marks for their doctors than others. 

  • Well, WalletHub has just come out with their list of the Best and Worst States for Doctors
  • They judged all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 19 factors.
  • They include average annual wage of physicians, hospitals per capita, quality of public hospital systems ad more.

So, which state has the best doctors in the country?

  • Montana tops the list with a score of 71.19, landing on top for Medical Environment, which includes things like quality of public hospitals, hospital safety and more.
  • Iowa, which ranks seventh overall, is tops for Opportunity and Competition, which includes things like hospitals per capita, physicians annual wage and more.

Top Ten Best States For Doctors

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

On the flipside, New York ranks at the bottom of the barrel, scoring just a 37.40 and landing at 50 for both Medical Environment and Opportunity and Competition.

Ten Worst States For Doctors

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

Source:WalletHub