• Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Health Science
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 47,080
    $36,530 range bar $59,750
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Licensed practical nurses and licensed vocational nurses provide basic medical care. They work under the direction of registered nurses and doctors.

What do they typically do

  • Report patients' status and concerns to registered nurses and doctors
  • Monitor patients' health, for example, by checking their blood pressure
  • Evaluate how well the nursing treatment works, collaborating with other healthcare team members as needed
  • Discuss the care they are providing with patients and listen to their concerns
  • Supervise nurses' aides or assistants
  • Provide for patients' basic comfort by helping them do activities such as bathing or dressing
  • Keep records on patients' health
  • Administer basic patient care, including changing bandages and inserting catheters

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.5%
Job Opening 1,554

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors

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