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Top 10 States for Physicians to Move to This Year

After a tough year on the front lines of the global pandemic, physicians might be looking for a change. Which states will make the move worth it?

WalletHub, a personal finance website, did the work of comparing all 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics. The data included average physician annual wage, hospitals per capita, public hospital system quality and more.

The top 10 states to practice medicine in are (drumroll please):

10. Iowa

9. Mississippi

8. Nebraska

7. North Dakota

6. Tennessee

5. Kansas

4. Wisconsin

3. Idaho

2. Minnesota

1. Montana

Which states should physicians avoid? According to the study, the lowest ranked states include New Jersey, District of Columbia, New York, Alaska and Rhode Island.

For more information on the research, methodology and specific numbers, take a look at the full study.

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