Fort Myers, FL (population: 68,373) has two LPN schools within its city limits. Lee County High Tech Center Central, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 777. It is the 3367th highest ranked school in the USA and the 173rd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
LPN students from Fort Myers 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 Cape Coral-Fort Myers area alone, there are 2,810 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $25,000. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $42,000/yr and there are 1,200 employed.
Fort Myers lies in Lee county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Cape Coral-Fort Myers area has 201,370 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Fort Myers are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 14/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LPN schools in Fort Myers, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lee County High Tech Center Central comes out as the most expensive ($14,328/yr) for LPN students, with Edison State College as the lowest, reported at only $6,223/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Fort Myers|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||6.1 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||9.3 miles|
|Bonita Springs||FL||44,290||0||-||0||20.4 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||29.6 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||35.8 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||92.0 miles|