Melbourne, FL (population: 77,650) has seventeen LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Traviss Career Center, the highest ranked school in this group 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 Melbourne 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 Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area alone, there are 2,490 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $23,360. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $38,380/yr and there are 1,050 employed.
Melbourne lies in Brevard county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area has 195,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,530 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Melbourne are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 13/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 17 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Melbourne, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Herzing College comes out as the most expensive ($28,998/yr) for LPN students, with Indian River State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,138/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Melbourne|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||54.4 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||60.1 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||60.9 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||76.3 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||78.7 miles|
|West Palm Beach||FL||99,706||6||33.5336||149||99.1 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||99.9 miles|