LPN | LVN – Licensed Practical Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses

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Occupation Description

Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses care for ill, injured, or convalescing individuals or patients with impairments in hospitals, or other health care institutions. They often work under the direction of a registered nurse. Licensing is required in all cases.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

718800

Job Openings By 2020

369200

Growth Rate

22.4%

Required Education

Postsecondary non-degree award
Specific Programs:
Vocational Nurse Certificate Program
Practical Nurse Certificate Program

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth