Licensed Vocational Nurses (SOC 29-2061)

General Job Description

Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

For more information about this career view the O*NET Summary Report. Method of Entry Typically requires completion of programs that lead to a certificate or other award, but not a degree. The certificate is awarded by the educational institution and is the result of completing formal postsecondary schooling. Certification, which is issued by a professional organization or certifying body, is not included here. Some postsecondary nondegree award programs last only a few weeks, while others may last 1 to 2 years.

Use of Advanced Technology

Every occupation includes some relationship between job duties and the use of advanced technology -- defined as work activities and environments that incorporate complex electronics as found in computers, lasers, robotics, digital devices, satellites, etc. While basic computer skills such as "keyboarding" apply to an increasing number of occupations, each has different levels of technology interface. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses is classified as an occupation whose job duties do not rely on the use of technology.


West Central Local Workforce Development Area Labor Market Information

Regional Employment 2012: 1,210
Projected Regional Employment 2022: 1,460
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 250
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 20.70%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $17.85
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 30
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 25

Texas Labor Market Information

Texas Employment 2012: 71,890
Projected Texas Employment 2022: 91,740
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 19,850
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 27.60%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $21.02
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: 1,750
Average Openings per year due to Growth: 1,985

National Labor Market Information

National Employment 2012: 738,400
Projected National Employment 2022: 921,300
Absolute Change 2012 - 2022: 182,900
Percent Change 2012 - 2022: 24.30%
Average Hourly Wage 2013: $20.63
Average Openings per year due to Replacement: Not Available
Average Openings per year due to Growth: Not Available Additional

Labor Market Information

Turnover: AVERAGE
Average Age of Workers in Occupation: 41.3
Average Years in Occupation: 8.5
Average Years with Current Employer: 4.7
Percent Female: 90.5%
Percent Non-White: 30.1%