Worst states for dentists vs. worst states for physicians

Hawaii was ranked as the worst state for dentists to live and work in by career website Zippa, and it was also ranked as the worst state for physicians to practice in by personal finance website WalletHub.

In Zippa's rankings, each state was ranked using dentists' median salary, as well as each state's cost of living and location quotient, a measurement created by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more about the methodology here.

WalletHub ranked each state based on two major metrics: opportunity and competition and medical environment. Read more about the methodology here.

Here are the bottom 10 states for dentists and physicians:

51. Dentists: Hawaii; Physicians: Hawaii

50. Dentists: West Virginia; Physicians: Rhode Island

49. Dentists: Utah; Physicians: Alaska

48. Dentists: Kentucky; Physicians: New Jersey

47. Dentists: Wyoming; Physicians: District of Columbia

46. Dentists: Tennessee; Physicians: New Mexico

45. Dentists: Pennsylvania; Physicians: Massachusetts

44. Dentists: New York; Physicians: New York

43. Dentists: Louisiana; Physicians: Pennsylvania

42. Dentists: Washington; Physicians: Oregon

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