Seattle, WA (population: 614,214) has four LVN schools within its city limits. Seattle University, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 7,751. It is the 169th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Washington (#1 is University of Washington-Seattle Campus).
LVN students from Seattle 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 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area alone, there are 8,480 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $29,450. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $46,660/yr and there are 3,190 employed.
Seattle lies in King county, which is one of the 24 counties in Washington. Overall, the Seattle-Bellevue-Everett Metropolitan area has 1,404,710 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $25.60/hr average worker wage, and a $53,240 average annual salary. Thus, about 2.269 out of every 1000 jobs in Seattle are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 6.036/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
Of the 4 LVN schools in Seattle, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Seattle University comes out as the most expensive ($27,268/yr) for LVN students, with Seattle Community College-South Campus as the lowest, reported at only $6,159/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Seattle|
|Federal Way||WA||84,659||2||22.1387||18||21.4 miles|
|South Hill||WA||63,243||0||-||0||33.4 miles|