There are great doctors everywhere, but some places have more great doctors than others. That's because the state is really good for those providers.

A new study shows that most of the Midwest is great for doctors, including Iowa. Up north, Iowa gives doctors great opportunities and they pay well.

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While every state has doctors to take care of the community, some states are the best for doctors and some are excellent. Iowa is one of those excellent states and all we can say is "Thank goodness!"

Iowa Is In The Top 10 Best States For Doctors

WalletHub released its list of 2024 Best & Worst States for Doctors. To find out which states were the best and which were the worst, they compared all of the states across two key dimensions:

  • Opportunity & Competition
  • Medical Environment

After doing all of the math, WalletHub found that Iowa is the 9th best state for doctors.


Worst States For Doctors

We'll get to the top 10 best states for doctors, let's look at the bottom.

Illinois actually is close to the bottom of this list landing at the 9th worst state for doctors, or the 43rd best state. The reason Illinois is so low is that the Land of Lincoln ranked dead last in the Medical Environment dimension.

These are the top worst states for doctors:

42. Alaska
43. Illinois
44. Oregon
45. District of Columbia
46. New Mexico
47. New York
48. Massachusetts
49. New Jersey
50. Rhode Island
51. Hawaii

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Best States For Doctors

If you plan on adding M.D. to the end of your name or know someone who wants to, these are the 10 best states for them to work in, according to WalletHub:

  1. Montana
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nebraska
  4. Utah
  5. Indiana
  6. Minnesota
  7. Wisconsin
  8. Idaho
  9. Iowa
  10. Lousiana

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