Prescott Valley, AZ (population: 41,046) has seventeen LVN schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Northern Arizona University, the highest ranked school in this group with a LVN program, has a total student population of 23,597. It is the 225th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Arizona.
LVN students from Prescott Valley 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 Prescott area alone, there are 670 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $25,910. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $46,010/yr and there are 260 employed.
Prescott Valley lies in Yavapai county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Prescott area has 57,510 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $36,340 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Prescott Valley are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 12/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 17 LVN schools with a 100-mile radius of Prescott Valley, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Online Campus comes out as the most expensive ($25,066/yr) for LVN students, with Glendale Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,676/yr.
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