For many Montanans, when it comes to feeling under the weather, the last thing you want to do is go see a doctor.

You have to make an appointment and sit in the waiting room to be called back. Once you get in the examining room, you wait again for the doctor to see you.  Of course, there is the co-pay and all of the paperwork you have to fill out.  It's enough to make you just deal with whatever ails you.

However, according to one source, we've got some good news when it comes to the medical profession here in Montana.

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Our friends over at WalletHub released their findings for the best states for doctors to practice medicine based on pay, opportunity, and a quality environment.  So how did Montana do? Well, the state of Montana stored high.

Source: WalletHub

Montana ranked first out of all 50 states when it comes to income, opportunity, and quality care facilities.

It makes sense when you think about it. As people continue to move to Montana, many positions, including physicians are needed to keep up with the demands of the increasing population. So, how do you attract the best of the best? By great pay and opportunities.

Credit: Canva
Credit: Canva

The data includes the following factors:

  • Opportunity and Competition Rank
  • Medical Environment Rank

Montana wasn't the only Western state that scored high marks. South Dakota, Utah, and Idaho all made the Top 10 with South Dakota coming in 2nd, Utah in 4th, and Idaho ranked 8th.

Montana has just over 50 hospitals and primary care facilities across the state.

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