According to a study by the personal finance website, WalletHub, Wisconsin is the sixth best state for doctors.
South Carolina is No. 1, followed by Minnesota and Texas. Rhode Island is ranked No. 51, just after Oregon and New Jersey.
Wisconsin also ranked No. 31 for opportunity and competition and No. 2 for work environment.
Other Wisconsin findings included:
- 9th for average annual wages
- 22nd for projected physicians per capita (2022)
- 19th for projected percentage of population over 65 by 2030
- 7th for insured population rate
- 6th for state medical boards punitiveness
- 3rd for malpractice payouts per capita
- 1st for malpractice insurance cost
The report used 12 key metrics–ranging from average annual wages and salary disparities to patient population size and state medical board punitiveness–to rank each of the 50 states as well as the District of Columbia.