Ocala, FL (population: 57,520) has two LVN schools within its city limits. Central Florida Community College, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 8,289. It is the 4372nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 244th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
LVN students from Ocala 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 Ocala area alone, there are 1,540 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $23,280. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $41,850/yr and there are 570 employed.
Ocala lies in Marion county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Ocala area has 94,200 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 2% unemployment rate, $17/hr average worker wage, and a $35,760 average annual salary. Thus, about 6 out of every 1000 jobs in Ocala are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 16/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 2 LVN schools in Ocala, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Rasmussen College-Ocala comes out as the most expensive ($18,054/yr) for LVN students, with Central Florida Community College as the lowest, reported at only $10,126/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ocala|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||57.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||59.5 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||61.4 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||62.9 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||65.2 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||68.0 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||69.2 miles|
|Orange Park||FL||-||3||22.5405||26||72.2 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||74.6 miles|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||98.5 miles|