Kansas is a great state for doctors, according to a WalletHub, a consumer credit website.
Using 14 metrics, WalletHub analysts used a 100-point scale to determine which states offer the most and least favorable conditions for practicing doctors. Metrics were divided into two key dimensions, opportunity and medical environment. Researchers considered average wages, hospitals per capita, and the quality of the public hospital system to draw their conclusions.
Kansas ranked 5th, and Missouri ranked 27th. Though the Sunflower State didn’t rank in the top five for wages, it ranked third cheapest in the cost of malpractice insurance.
Researchers deemed Iowa the best state for doctors to practice medicine followed by Minnesota, Idaho, and Wisconsin. The bottom five states are all in the northeast, according to the study. New York state ranked last, and the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, and Rhode Island rounded out the bottom five.