Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has four LVN schools within its city limits. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 4,252. It is the 336th highest ranked school in the USA and the 20th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University).
LVN students from Boston 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 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 19,650 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $30,240. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $49,660/yr and there are 7,280 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 4.319 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 11.655/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 4 LVN schools in Boston, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences comes out as the most expensive ($28,121/yr) for LVN students, with University of Massachusetts-Boston as the lowest, reported at only $11,506/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|