WalletHub recently compared all 50 states and DC using 12 metrics to judge best and worst states to practice medicine. Metrics included: competition, opportunity, wages, insured population, under-served populations and work environment including malpractice,
South Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi and Kansas take the top five and Rhode Island, New Jersey, Oregon, New York and Maine bring up the bottom five.
Highest wages, adjusted for inflation: NE, KS, IN, MS and MI
Lowest wages: DC, NY, VT, CT and HI.
Greatest # of physicians per capita: DC, VT, RI, NY, MD.
Lowest # per capita: MS, ID, AS, HI, NV