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Region Ranked Prime Area for Physicians and Surgeons

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The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area was ranked one of the prime areas nationwide for physicians and surgeons as part of a recent report by GoodCall.com.

The 2016 Best Places for Physicians and Surgeons report outlines American towns and cities where doctors can find the best work opportunities and work-life balance. Metro and micro-statistical areas were evaluated on criteria including salaries, affordability, job competition, hospitals per capita and lifestyle.

The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton metropolitan area was ranked first among the top five large cities nationwide for physicians and was the only region in the Northeast in its category. The other four large cities named to the list were Eugene, Oregon; Lincoln, Nebraska; Davenort-Moline-Rock Island, Iowa/Illinois; and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

“I think this story underscores what we have always said, which is that northeastern Pennsylvania is a great place to live, work and raise a family,” said Bob Durkin, president of the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce. “That healthcare professionals would likewise recognize those facts adds validation to our ongoing focus on promoting growth in the medical sector.”

GoodCall’s core mission is to help people make easier personal finance decisions about college, careers and beyond. GoodCall provides tools, resources and data insights to make financial independence a reality for students, recent graduates, families and retirees.

The 2016 Best Places for Physicians and Surgeons report can be found at www.goodcall.com/data-center/2016-best-places-physicians-and-surgeons.