Mesa, AZ (population: 474,115) has three LVN schools within its city limits. East Valley Institute of Technology, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 270. It is the 1263rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 8th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
LVN students from Mesa schools who go on to become licensed vocational nurses, nurses, LVNs, 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 Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area alone, there are 11,390 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $25,570. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $46,360/yr and there are 6,920 employed.
Mesa lies in Maricopa county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale area has 1,763,410 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $41,930 average annual salary. Thus, about 4 out of every 1000 jobs in Mesa are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 6/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 3 LVN schools in Mesa, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Pima Medical Institute comes out as the most expensive ($16,281/yr) for LVN students, with Mesa Community College as the lowest, reported at only $9,090/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mesa|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||36.7 miles|
|Prescott Valley||AZ||41,046||1||8.12951||6||88.8 miles|