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Associate in Applied Science



Practical Nursing - Job Outlook

Job Outlook

Director of Nursing Programs: Evelyn Claiborne 816 604.4262
Program Coordinator:  Meskerem Desta
For program information please call 816.604.4262

Job Preparation: Student Employment Services
Job Bank: Career Central

The opportunities are endless. Because of a current shortage of nurses, there are always openings for LPNs. The MCC Research department maintains a publication detailing the career outlook for LPN (PDF) program graduates.

Salary

Employment of licensed practical nurses is projected to grow 25 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations, due to the long-term care needs of an increasing elderly population and the general increase in demand for health care services. According to the Department of Labor, the median annual wage for licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses was $43,170 ($20.76 per hour) per year in May 2015. You can expect to start at $18 to $22 per hour.

Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 16 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Where you can work

  • Physician's Clinics
  • Industrial health programs
  • Insurance companies
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Outpatient centers
  • Schools
  • Private Duty

 

Last Modified: 6/21/16