A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works with doctors and Registered Nurses (RNs) to care for patients and monitor treatments. LPNs can work with patients in many settings including nursing homes, extended care facilities, hospitals, physicians’ offices, and private homes.
LPNs must be licensed and typically have completed a state approved educational program (usually 1 year).
Work Experience in Related Occupation: None
Required On the Job Training: None
2019 Median Salary: $47,480 or $22.83 per hour
LPN jobs are expected to grow +9% from 2019-2029 (above average growth) driven by increasing demand for healthcare from baby boomers and the need for LPNs in residential care facilities and home health environments.