2020’s Best & Worst States for Doctors
Wallet Hub, Mar 16, 2020
Doctors are one of the most essential professions, especially as the threat of coronavirus grows in the U.S. Doctors are on the front lines helping to combat the spread of this disease. Containing coronavirus, or COVID-19, will not only help America’s health but will also be essential for the healing of our economy.
Doctors are well compensated for the hard work they do to keep patients healthy. They are among the highest-paid and most educated professionals in the U.S. In fact, “physician” was the highest-paid job type in 2019, with a median base salary of over $193,000 and over 3,700 job openings during the year. The high salary average makes sense, given the importance of their life-saving work and the struggles that come with life in the medical profession. However, doctors don’t always start out wealthy. The average medical-school graduate leaves campus with around $194,000 debt.
In order to help doctors decide where to practice, WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across 19 key metrics. Their data set ranges from average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system….
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- 42 -- Overall Rank (1=Best)
- 48.89 -- Total Score
- 45 -- ‘Opportunity & Competition’ Rank
- 48 -- ‘Medical Environment’ Rank