Docs: Head to the Mount Rushmore State! Oh, Jersey, No!

So who says Washington DC. is just for politicians? It’s got doctors, doctors, doctors.

The District of Columbia has the highest number of physicians per 1,000 residents in the country — 6.9 times higher than Nevada, the lowest at 1.20, according to WalletHub’s  just released 2018’s Best & Worst States for Doctors.

WalletHub compared the 50 states and DC on a range of issues including the  average annual wages of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of public hospital system.

The best state for docs? — South Dakota.

The worst — New Jersey.

Speaking of wallets — docs have plenty of holes in them, WalletHub says.

“The average medical-school graduate left campus with more than $190,000 of debt in 2017. The medical profession has also been undergoing intense transformation in recent years,” wrote John S Kiernan, Senior Writer & Editor for WalletHub. 

“Health-care reform, the rise of branded hospital networks and the retirement of Baby Boomers are all complicating the lives of doctors,” he wrote. — Joe Cantlupe

 

 

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