Top Places for Dermatologists to Land in 2022

Nov 23, 2021 | For Candidates

What factors drive you when you think about your career as a dermatologist (and maybe your life in general)? What motivates you to get up and do what you do each day? Two primary motivations behind most peoples’ lifestyle decisions are money and family. These two factors probably contribute a great deal to where and how you’re practicing right now. And yet, the beauty of being a talented in-demand dermatology physician is that your skills are needed everywhere—from Alaska to Florida. The possibilities for establishing yourself as a skincare expert in whatever location your heart desires are truly endless! 

Top Places in America for Dermatologists in 2022

As the top dermatology recruitment firm in the nation, we thought we’d share our thoughts on some of the best locations where dermatologists are sure to thrive in 2022. If you are contemplating a career move in the coming year, these are the locations you mustn’t pass up…

North Dakota 

North Dakota might not be the first place that comes to mind when considering where you might want to live and work. However, the opportunities here are supreme!

Earn above-market compensation in a highly physician-friendly state with the cost of living 11% lower than the national average. Top cities to watch for dermatology opportunities include Fargo, Bismarck, Minot and Williston, North Dakota. 


Georgia is becoming a highly desirable place to live in the southeast with a moderate cost of living, a strong economy and short, mild winters. Tons of family-friendly attractions and 110 miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean don’t hurt its reputation either!

Atlanta is home to several excellent suburbs, including Marietta, Alpharetta and Duluth. Athens, just 90 minutes east of Atlanta, is another popular place in Georgia for families looking to put down roots.


Wisconsin is a healthcare hub in the Midwest, making it a physician-friendly state and an excellent place for dermatologists to land. Madison, Green Bay and Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, are our top picks for places to live here. 

Affordable housing and plenty of year-round outdoor activities to partake in, from hiking and biking to skiing, kayaking and more, is just the icing on the cake in the Badger State! 

North Carolina

Temperate weather, affordability, robust healthcare systems and excellent academic opportunities make North Carolina a superb place for dermatologists to land. Plus, you have access to both the mountains and the beach! 

The cities making up some of the best places to live in North Carolina are well-known for offering high-quality lifestyles and unparalleled amenities. These include Raleigh, Asheville, Durham and Cary, North Carolina. 


Washington State is a beautiful place in the Pacific Northwest to live and work. Nature lovers will fit right in here, and the fact that Washington does not require residents to pay state income tax makes it even more inviting for medical professionals looking to make a career move. 

Top Washington towns and cities worth looking into include Bellingham, Tacoma, Vancouver, Spokane, and Pullman.


Minnesota is another physician-friendly state where prospects for dermatologists are well above average, with sustainably-focused cities and tons of natural beauty. 

Edina and Woodbury are smaller towns outside of the Minneapolis-St. Paul area boasts excellent school systems and strong family-friendly vibes, while Rochester, home of the renowned Mayo Clinic, is an appealing urban area in southeast Minnesota.

New Mexico

Why deal with winter weather if you don’t have to? In New Mexico, you enjoy year-round warmth and more than 300 days of sunshine! 

The cost of living in New Mexico is 12% lower than the national average. Plus, the need for skilled dermatology physicians is high in the Land of Enchantment. If you are interested in making a career move in the southwest, be sure to check out Albuquerque, Farmington and Rio Rancho. 


It doesn’t get more classically Midwest than Iowa. As a physician-friendly state with a low cost of living and growing demand for high-quality dermatological care, Iowa is an excellent place for dermatologists to put down long-term roots. 

Ames and Iowa City are family-friendly cities with excellent schools and plenty of conveniences, while Des Moines boasts an active and vibrant nightlife and plenty of big-city amenities. 


Tennessee just might be the place you are looking for if you want to experience all four seasons and live in a physician-friendly state where you won’t have to pay state income tax. Plus, you’ll be close to the mountains and only around a six-hour drive from Florida’s Gulf Coast. 

Franklin and Murfreesboro are two prime suburbs outside of Nashville where high-quality living meets southern hospitality! 


Did you know that 58% of Pennsylvania land consists of forests? And yet, living in the eastern half of Pennsylvania also puts you right up next to New York City! 

From small-town charm to vibrant nightlife entertainment in the bigger cities and lots of outdoor recreation, Pennsylvania has a lot to offer. A few of the very best places to live and work include Pittsburgh, West Chester, Philadelphia, State College and Bethlehem.

But That’s Not All…

If you are contemplating a career move in 2022, it’s time for a confidential conversation with one of our knowledgeable recruiters. As a dermatology career seeker, you benefit exponentially by partnering with myDermRecruiter. Here’s how:

  • We’ve built relationships with outstanding practices offering exclusive opportunities you won’t find anywhere else all across the United States. And we choose not to work with clients who do not treat physicians exceptionally well.
  • We know the field of dermatology inside and out. And our approach to recruitment is highly personalized because we know your ideal career match is as unique as you are. 
  • Our services are completely free to job seekers, and we promise that your search will be held strictly confidential. 

Our Dermatology Recruitment Specialists are actively seeking skilled candidates in all of the states listed above, as well as in 15 other locations specifically listed on Livability’s Top 100 Best Places to Live in America in 2021.

With hundreds of open positions across the United States, it’s guaranteed that your ideal career match is out there. Let us help you obtain it and achieve the career satisfaction you desire! 

It’s a no-risk, no-brainer to partner with us, and we can’t wait to get started working with you. Contact us today!

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