Union, NJ (population: 56,324) has one hundred and five LPN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Pennsylvania, the highest ranked school in this group with a LPN program, has a total student population of 24,599. It is the 5th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Pennsylvania.
LPN students from Union 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 Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area alone, there are 11,160 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $26,540. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $50,660/yr and there are 3,310 employed.
Union lies in Union county, which is one of the 11 counties in New Jersey. Overall, the Newark-Union-PA Metropolitan area has 974,700 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.6% unemployment rate, $25.36/hr average worker wage, and a $52,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 3.400 out of every 1000 jobs in Union are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 11.454/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 105 LPN schools with a 100-mile radius of Union, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Lincoln Technical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($40,716/yr) for LPN students, with Farmingdale State College as the lowest, reported at only $7,028/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Union|
|South Orange||NJ||-||1||63.933||113||3.4 miles|
|West Orange||NJ||49,330||0||-||0||6.2 miles|
|Staten Island||NY||-||3||40.1655||127||10.2 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||11.0 miles|
|Perth Amboy||NJ||49,138||1||20.4079||6||12.5 miles|
|West Paterson||NJ||-||1||20.7455||20||13.7 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||14.0 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||16.0 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||17.1 miles|
|New Brunswick||NJ||52,736||2||41.2629||152||17.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.4 miles|