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LPN Schools and Training Programs (LVN Schools)

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Licensed Practical And Licensed Vocational Nurses

Licensed practical nurses, or LPNs, are critical to the medical field. Responsible for patient care, these skilled workers are essential team members in clinics, hospitals and medical centers, doctors' offices and long-term care facilities. As medical generalists, LPNs use diverse abilities to offer and assist with patient care in these and other settings.

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LPN Schools and LPN Programs

Licensed practical nurse training is available in such settings as technical, vocational and community colleges, as well as some universities. The following 5 LPN schools offer training programs that educate students in the skills necessary for passing the certification exam, called the National Council Licensure Examination or NCLEX-PN Exam.

  • Cleveland Community College: Located in Shelby, North Carolina, this community college offers a practical nursing program which lasts one academic year and makes sure students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN Exam.
  • New Mexico State University: The Carlsbad campus of New Mexico State University offers an associate of nursing and a certificate in practical nursing.
  • Northland Community & Technical College: This college is based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, but some courses in the practical nursing program can be completed online.
  • Rasmussen College: Offering an online practical nursing diploma, this school teaches real-world skills to help students pass their certification requirements.
  • York County School of Technology: This tech school in Pennsylvania's practical nursing program can take 11 months to complete and prepares students to sit for the NCLEX-PN Exam.

Licensed Practical Nurse Education Requirements

Becoming a licensed practical nurse is often just a first step in a long career in nursing. In general, licensed practical nurse education requirements include:

  • Completing an accredited nursing training program
  • Passing the NCLEX-PN Exam

In most cases, LPN education requirements can be completed in as a little as one year. Most states also typically include both classroom study and clinical work. Classroom courses include anatomy and physiology; medical and surgical nursing; an overview of nursing specialties, such as pediatrics and obstetrics; pharmacology; nutrition; and first-aid. Clinical training usually takes place in a hospital, but can include other areas of supervised patient care.

LPN Training

A major component of LPN training is ensuring students can pass the NCLEX-PN exam to obtain licensure. Developed and proctored by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, the computer-based exam is divided into four major parts:

  • Safe and effective care environment
  • Health promotion and maintenance
  • Psychosocial integrity
  • Physiological integrity

Testing and licensure requirements can vary by state, so before you apply to take the NCLEX-PN, be sure you have completed the appropriate LPN education requirements where you plan to practice.

There are also a number of NCLEX-PN test preparation programs available online and on campuses. NCLEX-PN prep courses aren't required, but can offer additional opportunities to review material to better prepare you for the test.

Resources for Licensed Practical Nurses

Sources:

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Licensed Practical Nurse, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/licensed-practical-and-licensed-vocational-nurses.htm
  2. Cleveland Community College, http://www.clevelandcc.edu/index.php?page=practical-nursing
  3. New Mexico State University, https://carlsbad.nmsu.edu/departments/academics/programs-of-study/nursing/
  4. Northland Community & Technical College:, http://www.northlandcollege.edu/programs/nursing/program_detail.php?program_code=467
  5. Rasmussen College, http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/nursing/practical-nursing/
  6. York County School of Technology, http://www.ytech.edu/nursing/practical_nursing_program

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Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Metro Area Jobs Salary
(2013)
Relative
Popularity

Alabama

     
Anniston 390 $36850 1.79
Oxford 390 $36850 1.79
Jacksonville 390 $36850 1.79
Auburn 270 $34680 0.99
Opelika 270 $34680 0.99
Florence 390 $36810 1.51
Muscle Shoals 390 $36810 1.51
Gadsden 390 $34150 2.14
Huntsville 1060 $36300 0.99
Daphne 340 $36000 1.01
Fairhope 340 $36000 1.01
Foley 340 $36000 1.01
Decatur 290 $34790 1.1
Dothan 670 $32640 2.4
Birmingham 3950 $37550 1.57
Hoover 3950 $37550 1.57
Mobile 1090 $35850 1.26
Montgomery 930 $37660 1.14
Tuscaloosa 1050 $35330 2.08

Alaska

     
Anchorage 280 $54390 0.31
Fairbanks 130 $54960 0.66

Arizona

     
Phoenix 3720 $51070 0.39
Mesa 3720 $51070 0.39
Scottsdale 3720 $51070 0.39
Prescott 290 $47600 0.97
Lake Havasu City 70 $41380 0.32
Kingman 70 $41380 0.32
Sierra Vista 60 $45760 0.36
Douglas 60 $45760 0.36
Tucson 970 $48380 0.54
Yuma 160 $53360 0.51

Arkansas

     
Hot Springs 480 $36150 2.65
Jonesboro 650 $35280 2.5
Pine Bluff 460 $32020 2.9
Little Rock 3220 $38020 1.89
North Little Rock 3220 $38020 1.89
Conway 3220 $38020 1.89

California

     
Bakersfield 1280 $52680 0.86
Fresno 1330 $48470 0.77
Hanford 310 $54230 1.54
Corcoran 310 $54230 1.54
Chico 490 $49640 1.33
El Centro 180 $54230 0.63
Oxnard 920 $52770 0.62
Thousand Oaks 920 $52770 0.62
Ventura 920 $52770 0.62
Redding 350 $45510 1.17
Riverside 7000 $46460 1.06
San Bernardino 7000 $46460 1.06
Ontario 7000 $46460 1.06
Sacramento 2170 $57720 0.49
Roseville 2170 $57720 0.49
Arden 2170 $57720 0.49
Arcade 2170 $57720 0.49
Salinas 1000 $50400 1.22
San Diego 4870 $53920 0.71
Carlsbad 4870 $53920 0.71
Los Angeles 28030 $49400 0.99
Long Beach 28030 $49400 0.99
Anaheim 28030 $49400 0.99
Madera 280 $54230 1.4
Merced 220 $50380 0.69
Modesto 780 $49300 0.93
Napa 150 $54700 0.43
Santa Cruz 420 $51080 0.94
Watsonville 420 $51080 0.94
Santa Maria 560 $54990 0.61
Santa Barbara 560 $54990 0.61
Santa Rosa 900 $54440 0.95
San Francisco 6820 $59270 0.62
Oakland 6820 $59270 0.62
Hayward 6820 $59270 0.62
Stockton 930 $54230 0.84
Lodi 930 $54230 0.84
San Jose 2200 $58090 0.43
Sunnyvale 2200 $58090 0.43
Santa Clara 2200 $58090 0.43
Vallejo 740 $54240 1.18
Fairfield 740 $54240 1.18
Visalia 580 $46160 0.81
Porterville 580 $46160 0.81
Yuba City 180 $47250 0.92
San Luis Obispo 490 $54120 0.87
Paso Robles 490 $54120 0.87
Arroyo Grande 490 $54120 0.87

Colorado

     
Fort Collins 310 $45590 0.42
Grand Junction 250 $44160 0.84
Greeley 300 $46400 0.59
Boulder 370 $46550 0.43
Colorado Springs 710 $45030 0.54
Denver 2490 $48780 0.36
Aurora 2490 $48780 0.36
Lakewood 2490 $48780 0.36
Pueblo 230 $45190 0.79

Connecticut

     
Hartford 2770 $56250 0.95
West Hartford 2770 $56250 0.95
East Hartford 2770 $56250 0.95
New Haven 1710 $56370 1.21
Waterbury 0 $52400 0
Bridgeport 1900 $56370 0.9
Stamford 1900 $56370 0.9
Norwalk 1900 $56370 0.9
Danbury 330 $53690 0.82

Delaware

     
Dover 390 $44750 1.23

Florida

     
Gainesville 720 $42020 1.14
Homosassa Springs 510 $39410 3.24
Jacksonville 3580 $42220 1.14
Cape Coral 1430 $43230 1.2
Fort Myers 1430 $43230 1.2
Crestview 530 $36660 1.03
Fort Walton Beach 530 $36660 1.03
Destin 530 $36660 1.03
Deltona 1480 $39700 1.6
Daytona Beach 1480 $39700 1.6
Ormond Beach 1480 $39700 1.6
Orlando 4570 $39140 0.81
Kissimmee 4570 $39140 0.81
Sanford 4570 $39140 0.81
Palm Bay 1070 $42270 1.08
Melbourne 1070 $42270 1.08
Titusville 1070 $42270 1.08
Panama City 740 $36580 1.83
Pensacola 1030 $37440 1.26
Ferry Pass 1030 $37440 1.26
Brent 1030 $37440 1.26
Port St. Lucie 1110 $42330 1.66
Punta Gorda 500 $39630 2.26
Lakeland 1520 $41080 1.46
Winter Haven 1520 $41080 1.46
Miami 10650 $43440 0.86
Fort Lauderdale 10650 $43440 0.86
West Palm Beach 10650 $43440 0.86
Naples 770 $44290 1.17
Immokalee 770 $44290 1.17
Marco Island 770 $44290 1.17
North Port 1690 $43290 1.22
Sarasota 1690 $43290 1.22
Bradenton 1690 $43290 1.22
Ocala 660 $38170 1.36
Sebastian 270 $41760 1.15
Vero Beach 270 $41760 1.15
Sebring 260 $41640 2.06
Tallahassee 840 $40690 1.04
Tampa 7450 $43660 1.21
St. Petersburg 7450 $43660 1.21
Clearwater 7450 $43660 1.21
The Villages 130 $40370 1.1

Georgia

     
Albany 0 $34370 0
Athens 350 $42180 0.88
Clarke County 350 $42180 0.88
Atlanta 10450 $40970 0.83
Sandy Springs 10450 $40970 0.83
Roswell 10450 $40970 0.83
Gainesville 590 $39960 1.5
Hinesville 150 $39180 1.81
Brunswick 170 $36210 0.87
Dalton 340 $37310 1.01
Rome 390 $36020 2.15
Macon 1010 $37970 2.05
Savannah 1140 $39020 1.4
Valdosta 410 $36900 1.58
Warner Robins 470 $36220 1.38

Hawaii

     
Kahului 140 $44510 0.38
Wailuku 140 $44510 0.38
Lahaina 140 $44510 0.38
Urban Honolulu 760 $47800 0.33

Idaho

     
Boise City 920 $40030 0.64
Idaho Falls 330 $36410 1.09
Coeur d'Alene 280 $43710 0.99
Pocatello 220 $41100 1.36

Illinois

     
Bloomington 240 $45360 0.51
Carbondale 460 $38040 1.71
Marion 460 $38040 1.71
Champaign 350 $43400 0.71
Urbana 350 $43400 0.71
Danville 150 $46560 1.08
Decatur 360 $47010 1.45
Peoria 750 $45180 0.84
Rockford 580 $46760 0.78
Kankakee 350 $48460 1.64
Springfield 960 $39670 1.78

Indiana

     
Fort Wayne 1300 $38820 1.23
Bloomington 340 $38070 1.01
Indianapolis 4980 $41820 0.99
Carmel 4980 $41820 0.99
Anderson 4980 $41820 0.99
Columbus 210 $38320 0.85
Elkhart 370 $40130 0.59
Goshen 370 $40130 0.59
Kokomo 200 $41060 1.01
Lafayette 360 $42690 0.8
West Lafayette 360 $42690 0.8
Michigan City 140 $37530 0.7
La Porte 140 $37530 0.7
Muncie 350 $41300 1.61
Terre Haute 540 $39920 1.61

Iowa

     
Ames 110 $40880 0.5
Iowa City 190 $44320 0.43
Cedar Rapids 420 $40410 0.58
Des Moines 990 $42570 0.56
West Des Moines 990 $42570 0.56
Dubuque 250 $42960 0.86
Waterloo 480 $37380 1.06
Cedar Falls 480 $37380 1.06

Kansas

     
Lawrence 140 $37780 0.56
Manhattan 150 $36970 0.79
Topeka 880 $41570 1.6
Wichita 1390 $40950 0.93

Kentucky

     
Bowling Green 250 $36340 0.72
Elizabethtown 160 $39180 0.63
Fort Knox 160 $39180 0.63
Owensboro 290 $41560 1.17
Lexington 1100 $40750 0.83
Fayette 1100 $40750 0.83

Louisiana

     
Alexandria 1050 $36970 3.39
Baton Rouge 3710 $38400 1.88
Hammond 500 $37340 2.43
Houma 690 $35930 1.41
Thibodaux 690 $35930 1.41
Lafayette 2530 $34680 2.31
Lake Charles 1200 $35750 2.45
Monroe 1200 $36110 3.12
New Orleans 4560 $40910 1.62
Metairie 4560 $40910 1.62
Shreveport 2620 $37290 2.85
Bossier City 2620 $37290 2.85

Maine

     
Lewiston 160 $42970 0.65
Auburn 160 $42970 0.65
Portland 380 $44820 0.38
South Portland 380 $44820 0.38
Bangor 150 $44330 0.47

Maryland

     
Baltimore 6190 $50950 0.93
Columbia 6190 $50950 0.93
Towson 6190 $50950 0.93
California 160 $49410 0.72
Lexington Park 160 $49410 0.72

Massachusetts

     
Leominster 260 $51480 1.02
Gardner 260 $51480 1.02
New Bedford 380 $53220 1.18
Pittsfield 370 $47760 1.78
Barnstable Town 630 $55010 1.24

Michigan

     
Ann Arbor 740 $50320 0.7
Battle Creek 340 $45580 1.22
Bay City 270 $44830 1.49
Flint 480 $45350 0.71
Grand Rapids 1710 $44570 0.65
Wyoming 1710 $44570 0.65
Jackson 440 $46400 1.43
Detroit 5430 $49550 0.57
Warren 5430 $49550 0.57
Dearborn 5430 $49550 0.57
Saginaw 450 $44710 1.05
Lansing 430 $43730 0.42
East Lansing 430 $43730 0.42
Kalamazoo 410 $44850 0.6
Portage 410 $44850 0.6
Midland 100 $41900 0.55
Monroe 160 $39390 0.81
Muskegon 270 $43560 0.85
Niles 170 $48050 0.57
Benton Harbor 170 $48050 0.57

Minnesota

     
Rochester 790 $45670 1.4
St. Cloud 1160 $40820 2.28
Mankato 310 $42310 1.23
North Mankato 310 $42310 1.23

Mississippi

     
Gulfport 820 $38430 1.1
Biloxi 820 $38430 1.1
Pascagoula 820 $38430 1.1
Hattiesburg 530 $34790 1.82
Jackson 2070 $37900 1.57

Missouri

     
Jefferson City 420 $34700 1.17
Columbia 540 $37080 1.19
Joplin 450 $34630 1.17
Springfield 1320 $35610 1.33

Montana

     
Great Falls 300 $40320 1.67
Billings 530 $40250 1.24
Missoula 380 $38260 1.31

Nebraska

     
Grand Island 310 $37570 1.48
Lincoln 840 $38440 0.96

Nevada

     
Carson City 90 $56100 0.7
Reno 320 $50440 0.31
Las Vegas 1790 $52390 0.39
Henderson 1790 $52390 0.39
Paradise 1790 $52390 0.39

New Hampshire

     
Manchester 470 $50090 0.87

New Jersey

     
Atlantic City 510 $46410 0.79
Hammonton 510 $46410 0.79
Ocean City 210 $54280 1.07
Trenton 920 $54630 0.82
Vineland 330 $57310 1.1
Bridgeton 330 $57310 1.1

New Mexico

     
Albuquerque 950 $47720 0.5
Farmington 120 $47060 0.47
Las Cruces 250 $44400 0.7
Santa Fe 100 $49810 0.34

New York

     
Albany 2740 $41110 1.24
Schenectady 2740 $41110 1.24
Troy 2740 $41110 1.24
Glens Falls 700 $42810 2.66
Ithaca 240 $38230 0.96
Buffalo 4210 $39800 1.53
Cheektowaga 4210 $39800 1.53
Niagara Falls 4210 $39800 1.53
Binghamton 640 $38200 1.23
Elmira 360 $36650 1.95
Kingston 550 $42760 1.87
Rochester 3370 $39780 1.31
Syracuse 2040 $37590 1.34
Utica 1470 $37230 2.46
Rome 1470 $37230 2.46
Watertown 550 $36930 2.62
Fort Drum 550 $36930 2.62

North Carolina

     
Asheville 1180 $42910 1.3
Fayetteville 1130 $41480 1.79
Goldsboro 160 $37360 0.77
Greensboro 1240 $41970 0.69
High Point 1240 $41970 0.69
Greenville 260 $41540 0.69
Hickory 540 $42550 0.73
Lenoir 540 $42550 0.73
Morganton 540 $42550 0.73
Jacksonville 90 $37620 0.37
Burlington 160 $44590 0.54
Durham 800 $45780 0.55
Chapel Hill 800 $45780 0.55
Raleigh 1460 $43490 0.51
Rocky Mount 230 $40330 0.83
New Bern 200 $37870 0.93
Wilmington 610 $40480 0.99
Winston 1250 $42980 0.96
Salem 1250 $42980 0.96

North Dakota

     
Bismarck 460 $43860 1.22

Ohio

     
Akron 2360 $38460 1.44
Canton 1410 $36650 1.69
Massillon 1410 $36650 1.69
Cleveland 7600 $44080 1.47
Elyria 7600 $44080 1.47
Columbus 5780 $41350 1.14
Dayton 3410 $42990 1.84
Lima 510 $38970 2.08
Mansfield 460 $37630 1.84
Springfield 360 $40560 1.49
Toledo 2130 $41980 1.43

Oklahoma

     
Lawton 490 $35950 2.21
Oklahoma City 3650 $39200 1.19
Tulsa 2330 $39100 1.06

Oregon

     
Albany 80 $46380 0.36
Grants Pass 40 $45830 0.36
Bend 60 $45110 0.16
Redmond 60 $45110 0.16
Corvallis 40 $49020 0.2
Eugene 350 $45910 0.48
Salem 440 $46220 0.56
Medford 190 $49060 0.47

Pennsylvania

     
Altoona 540 $38480 1.82
Gettysburg 270 $42500 1.69
Harrisburg 1900 $45450 1.2
Carlisle 1900 $45450 1.2
Bloomsburg 390 $38970 1.82
Berwick 390 $38970 1.82
Johnstown 500 $35350 1.82
Chambersburg 430 $42750 1.5
Waynesboro 430 $42750 1.5
East Stroudsburg 230 $46910 0.83
Erie 900 $37260 1.41
Pittsburgh 6280 $42870 1.1
Reading 1050 $44210 1.22
Lancaster 2100 $41790 1.8
Lebanon 590 $40730 2.42
Scranton 2080 $43060 1.61
Wilkes 2080 $43060 1.61
Barre 2080 $43060 1.61
Hazleton 2080 $43060 1.61
State College 380 $42870 1.12
Williamsport 520 $40540 1.96
York 1180 $42740 1.32
Hanover 1180 $42740 1.32

Puerto Rico

     
Aguadilla 240 $19510 1.07
Isabela 240 $19510 1.07
Arecibo 210 $19060 1.49
Guayama 50 $21100 0.92
Ponce 190 $21270 0.58
Mayag´┐Żez 370 $18460 2.42
San Juan 3710 $21520 1.08
Carolina 3710 $21520 1.08
Caguas 3710 $21520 1.08

South Carolina

     
Florence 670 $38070 1.6
Greenville 1390 $36580 0.71
Anderson 1390 $36580 0.71
Mauldin 1390 $36580 0.71
Hilton Head Island 340 $37150 0.95
Bluffton 340 $37150 0.95
Beaufort 340 $37150 0.95
Charleston 1250 $42320 0.78
North Charleston 1250 $42320 0.78
Columbia 2060 $41850 1.12
Spartanburg 590 $40120 0.85
Sumter 170 $40270 0.94

South Dakota

     
Rapid City 310 $37220 0.93
Sioux Falls 730 $35750 0.98

Tennessee

     
Jackson 930 $33100 2.95
Johnson City 1120 $35150 2.91
Cleveland 420 $36450 1.86
Knoxville 2540 $36580 1.35
Morristown 480 $33490 2.28
Nashville 6150 $38710 1.38
Davidson 6150 $38710 1.38
Murfreesboro 6150 $38710 1.38
Franklin 6150 $38710 1.38

Texas

     
Abilene 970 $38030 2.95
Amarillo 770 $45200 1.32
Austin 3580 $45430 0.76
Round Rock 3580 $45430 0.76
Houston 13060 $47220 0.88
The Woodlands 13060 $47220 0.88
Sugar Land 13060 $47220 0.88
Beaumont 1360 $40620 1.64
Port Arthur 1360 $40620 1.64
Brownsville 1000 $43590 1.46
Harlingen 1000 $43590 1.46
College Station 460 $37980 0.9
Bryan 460 $37980 0.9
Corpus Christi 1240 $42620 1.3
Dallas 15300 $46130 0.92
Fort Worth 15300 $46130 0.92
Arlington 15300 $46130 0.92
El Paso 1430 $43770 0.97
San Angelo 420 $41130 1.8
San Antonio 6800 $43330 1.42
New Braunfels 6800 $43330 1.42
Laredo 420 $52090 0.85
Longview 870 $42380 1.75
Lubbock 1410 $44080 2.03
McAllen 2460 $44850 2
Edinburg 2460 $44850 2
Mission 2460 $44850 2
Midland 280 $44080 0.59
Killeen 1210 $43070 1.81
Temple 1210 $43070 1.81
Odessa 270 $44510 0.7
Sherman 630 $37950 2.88
Denison 630 $37950 2.88
Tyler 1400 $41860 2.82
Victoria 540 $37380 2.52
Waco 700 $46690 1.27
Wichita Falls 990 $37700 3.46

Utah

     
Provo 340 $40310 0.33
Orem 340 $40310 0.33
St. George 60 $42800 0.22
Salt Lake City 790 $46370 0.24
Ogden 460 $41640 0.39
Clearfield 460 $41640 0.39

Vermont

     
Burlington 450 $48410 0.73
South Burlington 450 $48410 0.73

Virginia

     
Blacksburg 350 $35700 1.02
Christiansburg 350 $35700 1.02
Radford 350 $35700 1.02
Harrisonburg 310 $36760 1.04
Charlottesville 720 $43460 1.35
Richmond 4620 $38750 1.48
Roanoke 1280 $39600 1.66
Lynchburg 700 $37280 1.41
Staunton 430 $42760 1.78
Waynesboro 430 $42760 1.78

Washington

     
Bremerton 340 $46540 0.82
Silverdale 340 $46540 0.82
Bellingham 340 $41680 0.82
Longview 100 $45080 0.56
Mount Vernon 160 $44670 0.67
Anacortes 160 $44670 0.67
Kennewick 170 $48510 0.33
Richland 170 $48510 0.33
Olympia 240 $49780 0.47
Tumwater 240 $49780 0.47
Seattle 4070 $51850 0.44
Tacoma 4070 $51850 0.44
Bellevue 4070 $51850 0.44
Spokane 740 $46460 0.66
Spokane Valley 740 $46460 0.66
Walla Walla 70 $42730 0.59
Wenatchee 80 $45930 0.37
Yakima 330 $44010 0.78

West Virginia

     
Beckley 650 $31480 2.88
Charleston 780 $35750 1.33
Parkersburg 310 $35790 1.5
Vienna 310 $35790 1.5
Morgantown 450 $33660 1.4

Wisconsin

     
Appleton 240 $42990 0.39
Fond du Lac 280 $43310 1.19
Green Bay 670 $38660 0.79
Janesville 170 $44840 0.54
Beloit 170 $44840 0.54
Eau Claire 300 $41780 0.73
Oshkosh 230 $39570 0.5
Neenah 230 $39570 0.5
Racine 290 $43930 0.77
Madison 1060 $45720 0.56
Milwaukee 2180 $45840 0.52
Waukesha 2180 $45840 0.52
West Allis 2180 $45840 0.52
Sheboygan 240 $40580 0.8
Wausau 140 $40010 0.41

Wyoming

     
Casper 160 $44790 0.74
Cheyenne 150 $42640 0.65
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Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Jobs Percent Salary
(2008)
Nursing And Residential Care 256,050 35% $40,440
Hospital 180,930 24% $38,210
Medical Office 175,030 23% $37,080
Government 46,950 6% $39,440
Office Services And Staffing 45,970 6% $44,390
Education 13,020 1% $32,820
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Bakersfield, Chula Vista, Clovis, North Hollywood, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego, Vista

About Brightwood College

Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

  • Programs: Vocational Nursing, Nursing , Patient Care Technician, more...
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate
UEI College
Anaheim, Bakersfield, Chula Vista, El Monte, Encino, Fresno, Gardena, Huntington Park, Ontario, Riverside, San Marcos, Stockton

At UEI College, we want you to succeed. We’re like a family and we want you to be a part of it.

  • Programs: Vocational Nursing, Nursing , Medical Assistant (8-Month Diploma Program)
  • Degrees: Diploma, Associate
Unitek College
Concord, Fremont, Sacramento, San Jose

Unitek College™ is a privately held vocational school dedicated to helping you gain the skills needed to advance your career or begin a brand new career. 

  • Programs: Vocational Nursing, Medical Assisting
  • Degrees: Certificate

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.

  • Programs: Doctor of Education - Nursing Education, PhD - Addictions, PhD - Gerontology, more...
  • Degrees: Doctorate

Abilene Christian University is a national leader in Christian higher education and a place where students, faculty, staff and alumni make a real difference in the world.

  • Programs: Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Degrees: Doctorate

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals. 

  • Programs: Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Health Science
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate
American Career College
Anaheim, Ontario

American Career College (ACC) offers hands-on training that will prepare students for careers in the healthcare industry at three campuses in Los Angeles, Ontario, and Orange County, California.

  • Programs: Vocational Nursing, Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Diploma

Established in 1897, Bradley University is a private, independent institution of higher learning in Peoria, Illinois. Inspired by our founder, notable philanthropist Lydia Moss Bradley, we pursue excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service; and we celebrate leadership, integrity, diversity and collaborative learning.

  • Programs: Online Master of Science in Nursing (BSN to MSN-FNP), Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner Track (BSN to DNP), Online Doctor of Nursing Practice - Leadership Track (MSN to DNP), more...
  • Degrees: Master, Doctorate
National Career College
Panorama City

Choosing a school and a new career path can be a very overwhelming process.

  • Programs: Licensed Vocational Nurse, Medical Assistant
  • Degrees: Certificate

Founded in 1766, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher learning.

  • Programs: Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Degrees: Bachelor
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Numbers in parentheses are counts of relevant campus-based schools in the state; online schools may also be available.

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