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Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses

Job Information

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.


  • Most training programs last about 1 year and are offered by vocational or technical schools or community or junior colleges.
  • Overall job prospects are expected to be very good, but job outlook varies by industry.
  • Replacement needs will be a major source of job openings, as many workers leave the occupation permanently.


Personality I like helping others
Salary $41,150/yr ($20.58/hr)
Job Outlook Bright
Education Some college, no degree