Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses


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.


Top Industries of Employment

  1. Hospitals
  2. Nursing And Personal Care Facilities
  3. Offices & Clinics Of Medical Doctors
  4. Health And Allied Services, Nec

2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 18,120 13.78 10.77 15.28 28,660 22,410 31,790
Joplin MSA 610 12.19 10.15 13.20 25,350 21,120 27,460
Columbia MSA 600 13.13 11.39 14.01 27,320 23,690 29,130
Springfield MSA 1,220 12.18 9.74 13.40 25,340 20,250 27,880
St Louis MSA 7,190 15.42 12.07 17.10 32,070 25,100 35,560
Kansas City* 2,940 15.04 12.10 16.51 31,287 25,174 34,343
Central Region* 2,160 12.71 10.69 13.72 26,435 22,242 28,532
Northeast Region* 780 11.60 10.13 12.33 24,123 21,060 25,655
Northwest Region* 860 12.34 9.54 13.74 25,666 19,833 28,583
Ozark Region* 1,560 12.24 10.00 13.37 25,470 20,807 27,801
South Central Region* 580 11.14 9.36 12.03 23,174 19,475 25,023
Southeast Region* 1,320 11.45 9.44 12.45 23,809 19,643 25,893
Southwest Region* 770 12.42 10.15 13.56 25,841 21,113 28,205
St. Charles* 440 14.60 11.43 16.18 30,359 23,765 33,656
St. Louis City* 1,640 15.59 12.23 17.27 32,426 25,436 35,921
St. Louis County* 3,560 15.97 12.44 17.74 33,227 25,879 36,902
West Central Region* 930 12.40 10.55 13.33 25,795 21,943 27,721
Jefferson/Franklin Consortium* 250 14.70 12.15 15.97 30,570 25,272 33,219

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 18,080 19,250 1,170 6.47 581 Outstanding
Kansas City MSA 4,530 4,870 340 7.51 150 Great
St Louis MSA 7,100 7,370 270 3.80 209 Great
Central Region* 2,140 2,370 230 10.75 78 Great
Northeast Region* 640 670 30 4.69 19 Outstanding
Northwest Region* 1,010 1,050 40 3.96 26 Great
Ozark Region* 1,520 1,880 360 23.68 74 Outstanding
South Central Region* 690 740 50 7.25 23 Outstanding
Southeast Region* 1,340 1,550 210 15.67 55 Outstanding
Southwest Region* 810 900 90 11.11 30 Outstanding
West Central Region* 880 930 50 5.68 27 Outstanding

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Vocational training