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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses In Demand

General Information

Description

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit71.88%
  2. Private, not for profit15.87%
  3. State and local government7.30%
  4. Self-employed2.47%
  5. Federal government2.36%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Health Science

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+5%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$54,620

State-by-state Salary

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$68,370
$23,120
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Some college 38%
  • Post-secondary certificate 34%
  • Associate's degree 15%
  • Bachelor's degree 11%
  • High school 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Administration and Management

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