Fresno, CA (population: 490,930) has nine LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Institute of Technology Inc, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 1,182. It is the 2987th highest ranked school in the USA and the 289th highest in the state of California (#1 is University of California-Los Angeles).
LPN students from Fresno 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 Fresno area alone, there are 2,310 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $25,170. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $48,530/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Fresno lies in Fresno county, which is one of the 57 counties in California. Overall, the Fresno area has 323,470 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $19/hr average worker wage, and a $40,460 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Fresno are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 7/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 9 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Fresno, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Clovis Adult Education comes out as the most expensive ($28,959/yr) for LPN students, with Porterville College as the lowest, reported at only $2,850/yr.
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