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Occupational Employment Statistics


29-2061 Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

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

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Southwest Minnesota 1,07073$26.22/hr$22.94/hr$24.05/hr$25.12/hr$28.95/hr$30.80/hr
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,550150$28.85/hr$24.46/hr$25.54/hr$28.51/hr$30.23/hr$32.40/hr
Central Minnesota 1,840103$26.57/hr$21.02/hr$24.29/hr$25.46/hr$29.30/hr$31.41/hr
Northeast Minnesota 77059$24.70/hr$19.96/hr$22.91/hr$24.51/hr$27.51/hr$29.71/hr
Northwest Minnesota 1,49085$25.42/hr$21.94/hr$23.79/hr$24.63/hr$27.71/hr$29.83/hr
Southeast Minnesota 2,840199$26.77/hr$24.33/hr$24.33/hr$25.46/hr$29.37/hr$29.73/hr
Minnesota 14,660454$27.39/hr$23.54/hr$24.46/hr$27.09/hr$29.56/hr$31.53/hr
U S 632,0205,056$27.89/hr$20.22/hr$23.86/hr$27.27/hr$31.01/hr$36.27/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities30$27.86/hr
Professional and Business Services520$25.09/hr
Education and Health Services13,400$26.67/hr
Other ServicesN/A$25.71/hr
Public Administration700$30.60/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 230$25.92/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 290$25.40/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 290$23.93/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 370$24.82/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 570$24.81/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 770$24.51/hr6.3%
St Cloud MN MSA 840$25.33/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 870$24.66/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 920$25.38/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 970$24.98/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,070$25.12/hr4.3%
Northwest Balance of State 1,280$24.52/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,490$24.63/hr3.1%
Central Minnesota 1,840$25.46/hr5.0%
Rochester MN MSA 2,110$25.79/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 2,840$25.46/hr7.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,550$28.51/hr7.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 7,310$28.49/hrN/A
Minnesota 14,660$27.09/hr6.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Occupational Therapy Assistants 630$28.80/hr24.4%
Physical Therapists 4,430$45.73/hr13.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,130$30.18/hr21.2%

  • Record food and fluid intake and output.
  • Evaluate nursing intervention outcomes, conferring with other healthcare team members as necessary.
  • Work as part of a healthcare team to assess patient needs, plan and modify care, and implement interventions.
  • Inventory and requisition supplies and instruments.
  • Supervise nurses' aides or assistants.
  • Assemble and use equipment, such as catheters, tracheotomy tubes, or oxygen suppliers.
  • Help patients with bathing, dressing, maintaining personal hygiene, moving in bed, or standing and walking.
  • Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them.
  • Provide medical treatment or personal care to patients in private home settings, such as cooking, keeping rooms orderly, seeing that patients are comfortable and in good spirits, or instructing family members in simple nursing tasks.
  • Clean rooms and make beds.