Dothan ranked as #1 small city for doctors

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — If you’re looking to work as a doctor in a small town, then Dothan might be the place for you, according to AdvisorSmith.

The insurance advisement company ranked Dothan as the number one small city for doctors. Compared with cities of all sizes, Dothan ranks fifth overall across 317 American cities, outranking Huntsville (#46), Mobile (#88) and Gadsden (#146).

AdvisorSmith used three factors to determine a city’s ability to give opportunities for doctors: average annual salary, job density, and cost of living.

For doctors in Dothan, the average salary is $276,090, 31 percent more than the national average. Doctors also have more opportunities in Dothan since the city has 24 percent more jobs per capita than the national per capita amount.

The city’s top employers are “Southeast Health, Dothan City and Houston County Schools, Flowers Hospital, City of Dothan, and Southern Nuclear.”

Dothan residents also pay cost of living that is 18 percent lower than the country’s rate.

Here is the ranking of small cities in the United States, as shown by AdvisorSmith:

  1. Dothan, AL
  2. Rome, GA
  3. Beckley, WV
  4. Fond du Lac, WI
  5. Danville, IL
  6. Sierra Vista, AZ
  7. Lawton, OK
  8. Jackson, TN
  9. Lewiston, ME
  10. New Bern, NC  

You can read about this study here.

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