Female health professional attending to a female patient in a hospital room

Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Charge Nurse; Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN); Clinic Nurse; Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN); Licensed Practical Nurse, Clinic Nurse (LPN, Clinic Nurse); Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN); Office Nurse; Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN); Private Duty Nurse; Triage Licensed Practical Nurse (TRIAGE LPN)

Local Characteristics

  • Median Wage of $19.37/hr (+17% from 2015)
  • 473 Employed Locally
  • Projected Growth, 2018-2023: 4%
  • Retirement Risk: 26% of Local Employees Aged 55+
  • Gender Diversity: 10% of Local Employees are Male

NCRC/WorkKeys Targets*

Graphic Literacy
4 4 4

Training and Prep

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*In 2017 NCRC/WorkKeys test names were revised from the older titles of Applied Math, Reading for Information, and Locating Information.