Ask 15 doctors why they are happy practicing in New Hampshire and you’ll probably get 100 different answers.
Yes, there are a lot of reasons doctors in New Hampshire are happier providers. Some have to do with compensation, some with the overall quality of life–all are real for the state’s nearly 4,000 providers.
Here’s a look at the top 15 real reasons doctors in New Hampshire are happier:
1. Compensation. According to Medscape, physicians in New Hampshire enjoy high wages.
2. Patients who have insurance. Only 5 percent of the people living in New Hampshire are uninsured, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
3. Quality of life. The Granite State offers the highest quality of life in the country, according to data compiled by Stay Work Play New Hampshire.
4. Community hospitals. They are large enough to provide interesting cases, small enough to allow you to actually get to know your patients.
5. Income tax. Simply put: there isn’t an income tax in New Hampshire.
6. Manchester! It’s big enough to offer plenty to do and claim the title of New Hampshire’s Business Capital, small enough so that it always feels like home–and only an hour drive from Boston.
7. A commitment to public health. According to Health.com, New Hampshire residents are more active than most other people in the country, don’t have a lot of infectious diseases and enjoy a low infant mortality rate. In other words, they are committed to public health.
8. The White Mountains. If you like to hike, ski or take in some of the most beautiful fall foliage in the country, you’re going to love escaping to the White Mountains in the Norther part of the state.
9. Dog sledding. Yes: dog sledding.
10. A community that cares. When you join the ranks of the doctors in New Hampshire, you are joining the ranks of community that truly cares for one another. And you never know who you might be working with to make New Hampshire better for everyone.
11. Public safety. New Hampshire is serious about its public safety. And according to U.S. News & World Report, it’s one of the three safest states in the entire country.
12. Innovation. New Hampshire community hospitals have been recognized among the “most wired” in the country by Hospitals & Health Networks.
13. Farmers markets. They are ubiquitous in New Hampshire, and farmers markets are the place to go for fresh fruits and vegetables, live music and incredibly delicious baked goods.
14. Opportunity. When U.S. News & World Report set out to rank all 50 states, it considered everything from health care to education to crime to opportunity–and New Hampshire topped the list for opportunity (and ranked second overall, by the way). If you have a dream, New Hampshire is the place to try to make it come true.
15. Quality health care. And speaking of U.S. News & World Report … the online publication also recognized New Hampshire for delivering high-quality health care (number four out of 50). You can be part of that greatness.
Yes, there are a lot of reasons doctors in New Hampshire are happier–from the compensation to the quality of life to quality of the fresh fruits and vegetables you’ll find at the farmers markets.
If you are looking for a career change, why not work where you are sure to be happy? Why not take your talents to New Hampshire?
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