Athens, AL has twenty-eight LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Martin Methodist College, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 1,001. It is the 354th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
LPN students from Athens schools who go on to become licensed practical nurses, nurses, LPNs, licensed vocational 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 Huntsville area alone, there are 1,500 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $20,160. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $34,490/yr and there are 750 employed.
Athens lies in Limestone county, which is one of the 67 counties in Alabama. Overall, the Huntsville area has 205,550 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $46,220 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Athens are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 7/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 28 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Athens, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Martin Methodist College comes out as the most expensive ($25,620/yr) for LPN students, with Northeast Alabama Community College as the lowest, reported at only $2,367/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Athens|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||98.2 miles|