Job Market

High in Demand

Licensed Practical Nurses are in VERY in high demand in the greater Pittsburgh area, particularly in Washington County.

Licensed Practical Nurses are needed in residential care facilities, physician’s offices, outpatient care centers, and hospitals.

The employment growth for Licensed Practical Nurses from 2020 to 2030 will be 9% (U.S. Department of Labor, 2021). This growth is much faster than average.

Pennsylvania will be short over 2,000 LPNs by 2025 (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2014).

The median pay for a Licensed Practical Nurse is $20.76 per hour (U.S. Department of Labor, 2015).

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U.S. Department of Labor (2015). Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses. Retrieved from