Fort Dodge, IA has one licensed practical nurse school within its city limits. Iowa Central Community College has a total student population of 5,905. It is the 3768th highest ranked school in the USA and the 64th highest in the state of Iowa (#1 is Luther College).
Licensed Practical Nurse students from Fort Dodge 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 Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 2,970 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $23,310. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $34,870/yr and there are 830 employed.
Fort Dodge lies in Webster county, which is one of the 52 counties in Iowa. Overall, the Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area has 147,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.8% unemployment rate, $15.78/hr average worker wage, and a $32,810 average annual salary. Thus, about 5.653 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Dodge are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 20.152/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Iowa Central Community College ends up costing a student $8,132/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Dodge|
|Storm Lake||IA||-||2||49.0567||85||53.5 miles|
|West Des Moines||IA||57,065||1||4.37611||3||67.7 miles|
|Des Moines||IA||200,202||10||28.1761||244||69.4 miles|
|Cedar Falls||IA||-||3||27.7287||174||87.8 miles|