Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

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 profit73.50%
  2. Private, not for profit15.29%
  3. State and local government7.15%
  4. Federal government2.25%
  5. Self-employed1.72%

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

Job Outlook

Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 9 percent from 2020 to 2030, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 60,700 openings for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$48,820

State-by-state Salary

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$66,720
$37,910
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Education

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%

Knowledge

  • Psychology
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Education and Training

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
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