Dept. of Labor Statistics

According to the US Department of Labor

Job opportunities are expected to be very good for those who complete postsecondary practical nursing training programs and who pass the NCLEX. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Employment of licensed practical nurses is expected to increase by 21% between 2008 and 2018.  The rise in employment is due to the aging population’s increasing health care needs. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Median Salaries for LPNs in May 2008

Employment services $44,690
Nursing care facilities $40,580
Home health care services $39,510
General medical and surgical hospitals $38,080
Offices of physicians $35,020
SOC Code: 29-2061

CIP Code: 51.1199: Health Sciences

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