Doctors and nurses have really slipped into the spotlight in the past few years with their incredible dedication and determination in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. But these medical professionals have always been here to help cure diseases, keep us healthy, and make sure we live a very long life.

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!"

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Iowa's In The Top 10 Best States For Doctors

WalletHub released its list of the 2023's 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.

Iowa ranked 6th in Opportunity & Competition and 35th in Medical Environment.


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 18th worst state for doctors, or the 34th best state. The reason Illinois is so low is that the Land of Lincoln ranked 48th in the Medical Environment dimension.

These are the top worst states for doctors:

42. Oregon
43. Pennsylvania
44. New York
45. Massachusetts
46. New Mexico
47. District of Columbia
48. New Jersey
49. Alaska
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. Idaho
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Minnesota
  6. Louisiana
  7. Utah
  8. Nebraska
  9. Iowa
  10. Indiana

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