Lakeland, FL (population: 95,327) has two LPN schools within its city limits. Traviss Career Center, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 471. It is the 1197th highest ranked school in the USA and the 48th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
LPN students from Lakeland 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 Lakeland-Winter Haven area alone, there are 3,040 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $22,480. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $35,500/yr and there are 1,840 employed.
Lakeland lies in Polk county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Lakeland-Winter Haven area has 194,780 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $37,010 average annual salary. Thus, about 9 out of every 1000 jobs in Lakeland are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 16/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LPN schools in Lakeland, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Traviss Career Center comes out as the most expensive ($7,184/yr) for LPN students, with Traviss Career Center as the lowest, reported at only $7,184/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Lakeland|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||27.5 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||45.9 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||47.5 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||48.4 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||54.1 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||63.2 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||69.9 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||73.2 miles|
|North Fort Myers||FL||51,280||0||-||0||92.1 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||96.9 miles|
|Cape Coral||FL||161,428||1||26.0313||32||96.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||97.1 miles|