North Dakota 9th best for Doctors in 2022

(Fargo, ND) -- Healthcare is a key cog in North Dakota's economy and identity, and a new study shows it's a good place for doctors to come and make a living.

Personal finance website WalletHub recently released its 2022 'Best States for Doctors' study, and the Peace Garden State ranks near the top of the list.

North Dakota overall came in 9th best in the study, which took into account 19 key metrics including average annual wage of physicians to hospitals per capita to quality of the public hospital system.

Areas where the state finished well include:

  • 21st – Avg. Annual Wage of Physicians (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
  • 4th – Hospitals per Capita
  • 22nd – Insured Population Rate
  • 6th – Projected % of Population Aged 65 & Older by 2030
  • 20th – Malpractice Award Payout Amount per Capita
  • 8th – Annual Malpractice Liability Insurance Rate

Not to be outdone, South Dakota finished first as the best overall state for doctors, while Minnesota finished second best. The worst state for doctors, according to WalletHub, is Rhode Island.

You can find the full study by clicking here.