• Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 51,300
    $43,670 range bar $61,780
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) and Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) provide basic medical care to ill, injured, or convalescing patients or to persons with disabilities. Responsibilities for LPNs and LVNs are nearly identical; their title depends on the state in which they work.

What do they typically do

  • Monitor patients' health by checking their blood pressure, body temperature, and other vital signs
  • Provide basic patient care and comfort, including changing bandages and helping with bathing or dressing
  • Discuss care with patients and listen to their concerns
  • Report patients' status and concerns to registered nurses, advanced practice nurses, or physicians
  • Document patient care and maintain health records

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.0%
Job Openings 1,653

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