Where the Female Doctors Are


When it comes to physicians, men clearly dominate the profession. According to recent data from the Kaiser Family Foundation, of the 978,743 practicing physicians in the United States, women only account for just over one-third of them (34.4%).

So, where are the female doctors? Below are the five states with the most and least female physicians in the United States, as well as how many there are and what percentage of practicing physicians they account for.

States with the Most Female Physicians

  1. California – 38,140 practicing female physicians, 35% of all physicians
  2. New York – 33,066 practicing female physicians, 38.5% of all physicians
  3. Texas – 21,072 practicing female physicians, 33.5% of all physicians
  4. Pennsylvania – 17,015 practicing female physicians, 35% of all physicians
  5. Florida – 16,221 practicing female physicians, 29.7% of all physicians

States with the Least Female Physicians

  1. Wyoming – 315 practicing female physicians, 26.9% of all physicians
  2. South Dakota – 564 practicing female physicians, 28.3% of all physicians
  3. North Dakota – 569 practicing female physicians, 29.4% of all physicians
  4. Montana – 635 practicing female physicians, 27.5% of all physicians
  5. Alaska – 677 practicing female physicians, 36.8% of all physicians

Disclaimer: The viewpoint expressed in this article is the opinion of the author and is not necessarily the viewpoint of the owners or employees at Healthcare Staffing Innovations, LLC.

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