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Physicians boost the economy

The American Medical Association Economic Impact Study, completed in conjunction with state medical associations, shows that physicians helped give our economy a big boost by contributing:

9,968,342 $1.6 trillion $775.5 billion $65.2 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across the nation
83,095 $11.2 billion $6.7 billion $404.9 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Alabama
12,515 $2 billion $1.2 billion $74.5 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Alaska
149,844 $21.5 billion $11.9 billion $847.4 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Arizona
47,385 $6.3 billion $3.8 billion $234.2 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Arkansas
983,990 $162.6 billion $88.1 billion $7.8 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across California
132,971 $20.1 billion $11.2 billion $793.2 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Colorado
101,472 $16.6 billion $9.7 billion $763.7 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Connecticut
29,102 $5.6 billion $3.7 billion $301.3 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Washington D.C.
21,718 $3.2 billion $1.9 billion $131.3 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Delaware
528,732 $76.4 billion $40.2 billion $2.3 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Florida
205,869 $29.7 billion $16.6 billion $1.1 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Georgia
34,586 $5.3 billion $3.0 billion $206.1 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Hawaii
27,095 $3.6 billion $2.1 billion $132.7 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Idaho
326,456 $50.9 billion $27.9 billion $2.1 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Illinois
132,657 $18.2 billion $10.6 billion $730.6 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Indiana
53,962 $7.1 billion $4.3 billion $281.4 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Iowa
51,988 $7.2 billion $4.1 billion $290.5 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Kansas
85,137 $11.5 billion $6.8 billion $440.4 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Kentucky
93,974 $13.2 billion $7.7 billion $461.2 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Louisiana
37,237 $5.1 billion $3.0 billion $213 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Maine
179,511 $28.5 billion $16.3 billion $1.4 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Maryland
242,129 $39.5 billion $22.8 billion $1.8 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Massachusetts
259,537 $37 billion $20.7 billion $1.4 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Michigan
143,356 $21 billion $12 billion $913.4 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Minnesota
45,468 $6.1 billion $3.6 billion $221.6 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Mississippi
143,424 $20.3 billion $11.5 billion $784.7 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Missouri
20,988 $2.8 billion $1.6 billion $111 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Montana
35,539 $4.8 billion $2.8 billion $172.9 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Nebraska
46,704 $7 billion $4 billion $228.5 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Nevada
36,216 $5.3 billion $3.1 billion $188.2 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across New Hampshire
234,906 $39 billion $22.1 billion $1.7 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across New Jersey
39,385 $5.5 billion $3.2 billion $191.2 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across New Mexico
571,593 $98.9 billion $57.5 billion $5.6 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across New York
210,311 $29.4 billion $16.8 billion $1.2 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across North Carolina
13,038 $1.8 billion $1.1 billion $88.6 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across North Dakota
306,091 $43.4 billion $24.2 billion $1.9 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Ohio
66,448 $9 billion $5.2 billion $326 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Oklahoma
105,434 $14.8 billion $8.6 billion $675.4 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Oregon
355,013 $53 billion $29.9 billion $2.2 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Pennsylvania
32,117 $4.8 billion $2.8 billion $196 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Rhode Island
93,392 $12.6 billion $7.4 billion $412.1 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across South Carolina
15,846 $2.1 billion 1.3 billion $64.4 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across South Dakota
143,229 $20.1 billion $11.7 billion $618.8 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Tennessee
522,619 $78.6 billion $43 billion $2.5 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Texas
58,586 $8.3 billion $4.4 billion $309.7 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Utah
17,412 $2.4 billion $1.4 billion $93.3 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Vermont
174,242 $26.2 billion $15.2 billion $1.1 billion
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Virginia
167,923 $26.1 billion $14.8 billion $762.5 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Washington
32,989 $4.3 billion $2.7 billion $165.5 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across West Virginia
136,910 $18.8 billion $11.1 billion $794.3 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Wisconsin
7,837 $1.2 billion $698.9 million $31.3 million
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Wyoming
13.84 $2.2 million $1,076,462 $90,449
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across the nation
9.47 $1.3 million $758,744 $46,148
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Alabama
8.03 $1.3 million $797,976 $47,799
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Alaska
11.20 $1.6 million $890,170 $63,347
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Arizona
9.23 $1.2 million $733,908 $45,599
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Arkansas
11.45 $1.9 million $1,024,768 $90,811
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across California
10.84 $1.6 million $910,600 $64,686
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Colorado
9.94 $1.6 million $953,212 $74,802
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Connecticut
6.61 $1.3 million $848,032 $68,397
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across Washington D.C.
9.77 $1.4 million $862,729 $59,056
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Delaware
12.26 $1.8 million $932,786 $53,954
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Florida
10.82 $1.6 million $874,484 $57,285
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Georgia
9.71 $1.5 million $847,970 $57,850
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Hawaii
10.01 $1.3 million $770,524 $48,997
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Idaho
11.02 $1.7 million $942,268 $69,836
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Illinois
9.98 $1.4 million $794,467 $54,942
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Indiana
9.27 $1.2 million $734,838 $48,356
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Iowa
9.61 $1.3 million $760,294 $53,718
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Kansas
9.66 $1.3 million $770,161 $49,950
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Kentucky
9.59 $1.3 million $784,110 $47,047
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Louisiana
10.05 $1.4 million $802,686 $57,487
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Maine
10.40 $1.6 million $944,861 $79,329
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Maryland
10.17 $1.7 million $958,645 $77,443
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Massachusetts
11.04 $1.6 million $880,901 $60,336
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Michigan
10.68 $1.6 million $890,443 $68,017
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Minnesota
9.25 $1.2 million $733,725 $45,069
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Mississippi
10.44 $1.5 million $839,099 $57,130
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Missouri
9.81 $1.3 million $740,979 $51,887
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Montana
9.68 $1.3 million $774,880 $47,093
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Nebraska
9.89 $1.5 million $854,347 $48,379
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Nevada
9.98 $1.5 million $854,884 $51,878
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across New Hampshire
10.50 $1.7 million $986,255 $77,302
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across New Jersey
9.40 $1.3 million $773,655 $45,665
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across New Mexico
9.78 $1.7 million $983,352 $96,675
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across New York
10.39 $1.5 million $828,302 $58,769
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across North Carolina
8.36 $1.2 million $722,951 $56,805
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across North Dakota
11.02 $1.6 million $871,667 $66,942
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Ohio
9.59 $1.3 million $751,107 $47,032
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Oklahoma
10.59 $1.5 million $861,075 $67,862
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Oregon
10.65 $1.6 million $895,485 $67,074
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Pennsylvania
10.36 $1.6 million $910,898 $63,217
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Rhode Island
9.98 $1.3 million $790,007 $44,058
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across South Carolina
9.14 $1.2 million $728,734 $37,151
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across South Dakota
10.21 $1.4 million $834,263 $44,119
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Tennessee
10.82 $1.6 million $890,990 $52,618
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Texas
11.26 $1.6 million $848,994 $59,509
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Utah
9.79 $1.3 million $796,002 $52,449
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Vermont
9.74 $1.5 million $852,399 $59,868
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Virginia
10.24 $1.6 million $901,851 $46,494
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Washington
8.54 $1.1 million $700,243 $42,862
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
across West Virginia
10.24 $1.4 million $830,515 $59,380
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Wisconsin
7.94 $1.2 million $708,109 $31,670
jobs in sales revenue in wages and benefits in state and local tax revenues
per physician across Wyoming
Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Delaware DC Florida Georgia Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
Cumulative statistics
Per physician statistics
Source: The State Level Economic Impact of Physicians Report (IMS Health, March 2014).

What is the AMA Economic Impact Study and why is it important?

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The AMA's Economic Impact Study provides estimates of the economic impact of physicians in each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and nationally on four key economic indicators: jobs, output, wages and benefits, and state and local tax revenues.

The purpose of the study is to provide key data demonstrating the tremendous impact physicians have on the state and national economy, and underscores that physicians are strong economic drivers in their local communities, contributing to better health care and a more productive society.
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How can I use this information?

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This data can be used in a wide variety of advocacy campaigns, including supporting adequate levels of Medicaid reimbursement to show that states directly benefit when they create a positive practice environment for physicians. This, in turn, ensures patients have better access to health care and a stronger state economy.
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