Career Outlook for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Also known as:  Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, LP Nurse, LPN, LVN, Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse, Triage Licensed Practical Nurse
The overall job outlook for Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 3.92 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 0.65 percent per year. Demand for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses is expected to go up, with an expected 178,900 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 3.06 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses in the following states
Texas 70,630
California 62,850
New York 45,100
Florida 42,520
Ohio 40,980
Pennsylvania 37,180
Tennessee 24,770
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Guam 90
Virgin Islands 120
Alaska 700
Wyoming 740
Rhode Island 1,420
Hawaii 1,470
Vermont 1,470
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