Deciding on a new career path is a big decision in your life. There is no rush. Take some time to do your research in order to make the right decision that matches your interests, strengths, and goals. Read about the job outlook for practical nursing. Find out the average salary you may make. Picture yourself in this new role, and make sure it feels like the right thing to do.
What is the Job Outlook for the Future?
When you are considering a new career field, it makes sense to think about job growth predictions for the future. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, the employment of LPNs is expected to grow by 16 percent from 2014 to 2024. This rate is faster than the average for other occupations profiled in the handbook.
The handbook, a publication of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, also predicts that an increase in chronic diseases and the aging of the baby-boomer generation may lead to more demand in healthcare services, especially in ambulatory and outpatient care facilities. These trends could impact the employment of LPNs positively.
What is a typical LPN salary?
A typical LPN salary will vary depending on your location, work setting, and level of experience. The Occupational Outlook Handbook gives an estimate of the average median annual income for an LPN.
Remember that this amount could be more or less depending on where you work. A quick online search may give you a sense of how much an LPN in your area makes annually. Although most LPNs start out in entry-level positions, there may be opportunity to grow as you gain experience and continue your education.
Career Placement Services
Our LPN training program features Career Placement Services that will help students in their Practical Nurse job search. We can help you get started on important steps such as preparing your resume and writing a cover letter. We also offer referrals, practice with interview skills, networking, and tips on how to search for LPN jobs. We encourage our students to keep in contact with us, even after you graduate, so we can help guide you in your job search. Using our career services can help you stay positive and confident during your search.