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Most Popular States for Practicing Female Physicians

Female Physicians now account for over a third of the Physician workforce in America. This growing number of practicing female physicians are changing the workplace and choosing to establish their practices in a variety of settings. Certain states have emerged over time as preferred locales for top female doctors. Here's a review of the top 8 most popular states for practicing female physicians *:

Most Popular States for Practicing Female Physicians

Massachusetts

Massachusetts tops the list for the most popular state for practicing female physicians.Just over 41% of the state's Physician workforce is female, making it a top pick for the 12,000+ women who practice there.

Vermont

Vermont's beautiful landscapes have attracted many top female doctors.Despite this states' small number of MD's, close to 900 practicing female physicians call this state home, comprising 40% of the Physician workforce.

Rhode Island

Rhode Island may be the smallest state, but it's still a big draw for top female doctors. Over 1,500 practicing female physicians are located in Rhode Island. Their presence represents a notable 39% of the states' practicing Physician workforce.

Maryland

Maryland's central location and high median incomes make it a great choice for top female doctors, with over 9,000 calling it home. These Physicians constitute 39% of Maryland's Physician workforce.

Oregon

Oregon is the only state on this list representing the northwest. Home to Nike headquarters, this state has a 38% female Physician workforce comprised of over 4,500 women.

New York

The Empire State is home to an impressive 27,000 practicing female Physicians. These women represent 37% of its practicing Physician workforce, making New York state the second largest overall employer of female Physicians after California.

Illinois

The Land of Lincoln is home to the Windy City and over 13,000 practicing female Physicians. These women represent a notable female presence in Illinois medical communities that encompass 37% of the states' Physician population.

The Most Popular Area for Practicing Female Physicians

District of Columbia

While our nation's capital may not be a state, Washington tops the list for the most popular area of the country for female Physician practices. The District of Columbia's Physician workforce is over 46% female with more than 2,700 top female doctors calling the area home.

References:

* 2017 State Physician Workforce Data Report. Association of American Medical Colleges.

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