Tucson, AZ (population: 551,067) has two LVN schools within its city limits. Pima Medical Institute, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 1,198. It is the 2683rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 27th highest in the state of Arizona (#1 is Northern Arizona University).
LVN students from Tucson 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 Tucson area alone, there are 4,150 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $24,860. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $44,890/yr and there are 1,890 employed.
Tucson lies in Pima county, which is one of the 15 counties in Arizona. Overall, the Tucson area has 362,000 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,870 average annual salary. Thus, about 5 out of every 1000 jobs in Tucson are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 11/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LVN schools in Tucson, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Phoenix-Southern Arizona Campus comes out as the most expensive ($24,123/yr) for LVN students, with Pima Medical Institute as the lowest, reported at only $16,362/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Tucson|
|Sierra Vista||AZ||44,234||0||-||0||55.0 miles|
|Casa Grande||AZ||47,388||1||16.7022||3||68.8 miles|