Memphis, TN (population: 662,989) has two LPN schools within its city limits. Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis, the highest ranked school in the city with a LPN program, has a total student population of 787. It is the 3634th highest ranked school in the USA and the 102nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
LPN students from Memphis 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 Memphis-MS-AR area alone, there are 5,540 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $23,020. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $42,570/yr and there are 4,540 employed.
Memphis lies in Shelby county, which is one of the 26 counties in Tennessee. Overall, the Memphis-MS-AR area has 605,630 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.2% unemployment rate, $18.93/hr average worker wage, and a $39,380 average annual salary. Thus, about 7.503 out of every 1000 jobs in Memphis are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 9.140/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LPN schools in Memphis, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($10,813/yr) for LPN students, with Tennessee Technology Center at Memphis as the lowest, reported at only $10,620/yr.