Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

7.0/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
26%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
6.3%
by 2031
WAGES
$48,070
or $23.11 hourly
VOLUME
641,240
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 26% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses' job openings is expected to rise 6.3% by 2031
'Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses' was $48,070, or $23.11 hourly
'Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses' are paid 5.0% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses?

As of 2021 there were 641,240 people employed as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses within the United States.
This represents around 0.46% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 219 people are employed as Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses.

Job description

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.

SOC Code: 29-2061.00

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