10 best states for physicians


Choosing the best place to practice is no easy choice for spine and orthopedic surgeons. Here are 10 states where they could see success.

In a report released March 18, WalletHub determined the best and worst states for physicians. The site compared the 50 states and Washington D.C., across two dimensions: opportunity and competition, and medical environment. These dimensions were evaluated using 19 metrics, including physicians' average annual wage, the number of hospitals per capita and physician burnout rate. Read more about the methodology here.

Here are the 10 best states for physicians:

1. Montana

2. South Dakota

3. Nebraska

4. Utah

5. Indiana

6. Minnesota

7. Wisconsin

8. Idaho

9. Iowa

10. Louisiana

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