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 EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Northwest Minnesota 2,620215$21.18/hr$16.74/hr$18.77/hr$21.31/hr$23.65/hr$25.38/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Financial ActivitiesN/AN/A
Professional and Business Services330$25.57/hr
Education and Health Services15,160$22.80/hr
Leisure and HospitalityN/AN/A
Public Administration1,050$24.81/hr
Geography EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
La Crosse WI-MN MSA 170$21.92/hrN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA 330$23.06/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 430$22.28/hrN/A
Northeast Balance of State 460$19.70/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 600$23.11/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 760$22.29/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 870$22.60/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 880$22.23/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 1,040$21.45/hr6.8%
Southeast Balance of State 1,100$22.48/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State 1,110$21.13/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 1,430$22.76/hr10.2%
Southwest Minnesota 1,440$21.88/hr5.6%
Northwest Balance of State 2,010$21.20/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 2,190$22.54/hr15.6%
Northwest Minnesota 2,620$21.31/hr6.2%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 8,360$23.85/hr13.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 9,280$23.75/hrN/A
Minnesota 16,550$22.93/hr12.3%

Occupations EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2016-2026
Registered Nurses 69,000$38.12/hr11.1%
Occupational Therapist Assistants 680$25.18/hr19.2%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,780$26.99/hr18.6%

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration.
  • Collect samples, such as blood, urine, or sputum from patients, and perform routine laboratory tests on samples.