Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has three licensed practical nurse schools within its city limits. Emory University, the highest ranked school in the city with a licensed practical nurse program, has a total student population of 12,930. It is the 30th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Georgia.
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Atlanta schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, practical nurses, pediatric nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are 15,390 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $22,960. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $38,510/yr and there are 10,140 employed.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Atlanta are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 7/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 3 licensed practical nurse schools in Atlanta, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emory University comes out as the most expensive ($25,060/yr) for licensed practical nurse students, with Atlanta Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $5,914/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|