Best & Worst States for Physicians: 2021 Snapshot

Take a look at the 5 states ranking highest and lowest on metrics including wages, competition, state medical board punishment, cost of malpractice insurance, and size of malpractice payout.

There are any number of formulas to help calculate the attractiveness of a US state for medical practice. The researchers at credit education website WalletHub compared all 50 plus the District of Columbia looking at 19 metrics across 2 key dimensions: Opportunity & Competition and Medical Environment. You can review the full methodology on the site - but take a look at this snapshot of the 5 states scoring highest and lowest on 5 of the leading metrics.