Nationwide, America boasts approximately 329.1 million people. In some form, the healthcare system must serve everyone, including providing imaging services. According to the 2017 Association of American Medical Colleges Physician Specialty Data Report, there are 36,154 active radiologists living throughout the United States.
Many choose more populated areas, but some gravitate toward more rural environments. And, there are many factors that go into what makes one location more attractive than another. To help providers rate or choose a location, we compiled data from various sources, such as personal finance website WalletHub, U.S. News & World Report, the Bureau of Statistics, and the Association of American Medical Colleges, to rank the top 10 states for radiologists for 2019.
Using eight metrics, we ranked states from one to 50. The best state got a one; the worst received a 50. Compiling those numbers revealed the best states.
Here they are: from 10 to 1, the best states in the country to be a radiologist.