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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
Central Minnesota 1,76096$28.00/hr$22.90/hr$24.68/hr$27.90/hr$30.06/hr$35.02/hr
Northeast Minnesota 82057$26.37/hr$22.98/hr$23.91/hr$26.05/hr$28.72/hr$31.19/hr
Northwest Minnesota 1,65081$27.03/hr$23.69/hr$24.81/hr$26.41/hr$29.05/hr$31.03/hr
Southeast Minnesota 2,040132$28.84/hr$24.97/hr$27.58/hr$29.65/hr$29.65/hr$31.15/hr
Southwest Minnesota 1,12070$27.69/hr$24.01/hr$24.90/hr$28.12/hr$29.62/hr$31.28/hr
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,220147$30.67/hr$25.16/hr$28.09/hr$29.67/hr$31.39/hr$37.63/hr
Minnesota 13,870541$29.15/hr$24.18/hr$25.79/hr$29.15/hr$30.41/hr$34.22/hr
U S 630,2506,933$30.11/hr$22.62/hr$25.09/hr$29.59/hr$33.26/hr$38.57/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial Activities30$29.04/hr
Professional and Business Services1,320$29.05/hr
Education and Health Services11,560$29.12/hr
Other Services10$27.10/hr
Public Administration950$30.05/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 200$28.51/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 290$25.69/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 300$28.79/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 390$28.37/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 630$26.29/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 820$26.05/hr6.3%
St Cloud MN MSA 860$25.98/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 900$27.24/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 980$27.95/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 990$28.68/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 1,120$28.12/hr4.3%
Rochester MN MSA 1,270$29.65/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 1,450$26.15/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 1,650$26.41/hr3.1%
Central Minnesota 1,760$27.90/hr5.0%
Southeast Minnesota 2,040$29.65/hr7.0%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 6,220$29.67/hr7.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 6,890$29.66/hrN/A
Minnesota 13,870$29.15/hr6.6%

Occupations Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Occupational Therapy Assistants 640$30.30/hr24.4%
Physical Therapists 4,140$47.82/hr13.8%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,320$30.22/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.