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Occupational Report for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (29-2061) , Oregon Statewide
Occupational Description

Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

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Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Employment Outlook for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2012 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2022. This occupation is expected to grow at a somewhat faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2022.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

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Current Employment Department Job Openings for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses There are 117 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Casual Clinic MA/LPN / RN 10/24/14 La Grande DOE
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Licensed Vocational Nurse-Care Center 10/24/14 Portland DOE
LPN Med Pass: The Pearl at Kruse Way 10/24/14 Lake Oswego
Clinic - LPN 10/24/14 Lincoln City
Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Psychiatric 10/24/14 Eugene
Licensed Practical Nurse - Full Time (Salem) 10/21/14 Salem DOE
LPN/Licensed Practical Nurse 10/21/14 Newberg
Licensed Practical Nurse 10/19/14 Portland
LPN SUMMIT SURGICAL 10/19/14 Springfield
RN or LPN (Registered / Licensed Practical Nurse) 10/19/14 Roseburg
Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) 10/17/14 Astoria DOE, Neg.
RN / LPN 10/17/14 Hermiston DOE
LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse #2995 10/17/14 Newberg DOE
Nurse / Home Health / LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse / RN / Registered Nurse 10/17/14 Portland
Nurse / Home Health / LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse / RN / Registered Nurse 10/17/14 Salem
Nurse / Home Health / LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse / RN / Registered Nurse 10/17/14 Salem
Nurse / Home Health / LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse / RN / Registered Nurse 10/17/14 Independence
Nurse / Home Health / LPN / Licensed Practical Nurse / RN / Registered Nurse 10/17/14 Dallas
Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Psychiatric 10/17/14 Salem
LPN, Licensed Nurse-Pacific View Senior Living Community (Bandon, OR) 10/16/14 Bandon
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Licensed Vocational Nurse 10/15/14 Saint Helens DOE
Clinic - LPN 10/15/14 Newport
LPN II Union 10/15/14 Ontario
LPN 10/14/14 Portland
LPN- Gastroenterogy 10/14/14 Clackamas
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Job Openings from the Web for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses The following job openings have been automatically extracted from various sites across the Web. These links are provided as supplemental resources. However, the Employment Department cannot validate these openings nor endorse any of these external sites. Some of these jobs may no longer be open. In some cases, a single opening may be posted on multiple sites.

There are 170 current openings for this occupation. Openings 1 through 26 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Psychiatric 10/23/14 Eugene Maxim Staffing Solutions
Licensed Practical Nurse Education 10/22/14 Roseburg Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
Clinic - LPN 10/22/14 Lincoln City Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital
LPN Med Pass: The Pearl at Kruse Way 10/22/14 Lake Oswego Avamere Health Services
LPN (Bilingual Spanish) 10/22/14 Hillsboro Kaiser Permanente
LPN (Bilingual Spanish) 10/22/14 Hillsboro Kaiser Permanente
LPN- Gastroenterology 10/22/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
LPN- Gastroenterogy 10/22/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Licensed Practical Nurse Education 10/21/14 Roseburg Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
LPN- Gastroenterology 10/21/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
LPN- Gastroenterogy 10/21/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
Licensed Practical Nurse 10/21/14 Roseburg Va Medical Center
Licensed Practical Nurse 10/21/14 Roseburg Va Medical Center
Licensed Practical Nurse 10/21/14 Roseburg Veterans Affairs Veterans Health Administration
LPN / Medication Aide 10/20/14 Portland Marquis Piedmont
LPN- Gastroenterogy 10/20/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
LPN- Gastroenterology 10/20/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
LPN / Medication Aide 10/20/14 Portland Consonus Healthcare Services
RN or LPN (Registered / Licensed Practical Nurse) 10/20/14 Roseburg Maxim Healthcare Services
Nurse Lpn 10/19/14 Hermiston ConAgra Foods
LPN- Gastroenterogy 10/19/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
LPN- Gastroenterology 10/19/14 Clackamas Kaiser Permanente
LPN/Licensed Practical Nurse 10/18/14 Newberg Hazelden
Licensed Practical Nurse - LPN - Psychiatric 10/18/14 Eugene Maxim Staffing Solutions--Nurse Staffing
Extra Help - Licensed Practical Nurse 10/18/14 Eugene Lane County
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State of Oregon License Information for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
License License Authority Web Site
Nurses, Licensed Practical Oregon State Board of Nursing
Wages for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Region ---------------- 2014 Wages ----------------
Percentiles (hourly wages) Avg
Hourly
($/hr)
Avg
Annual
10th 25th 50th
(median)
75th 90th
Note: This occupation has a large share of part-time workers.
Annual wages for occupations with a large share of part-time workers may overstate actual income.
Oregon Statewide $18.64 $20.58 $23.39 $26.63 $28.80 $23.42 $48,714
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 16.52 19.00 21.26 24.12 27.44 21.63 44,998
Multnomah / Washington 19.74 22.09 25.04 27.55 29.16 24.65 51,269
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 17.62 19.78 22.51 25.86 28.65 22.69 47,205
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 19.28 20.25 21.84 23.46 26.48 21.95 45,666
Lane 17.89 19.89 22.04 25.43 28.99 22.66 47,131
Douglas 16.55 18.05 20.73 22.79 24.29 20.49 42,619
Coos / Curry 21.31 24.22 26.67 29.11 32.77 26.54 55,198
Jackson / Josephine 19.24 20.56 22.67 25.88 28.28 22.95 47,726
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 19.32 21.78 24.54 27.10 28.86 24.28 50,499
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 17.47 19.61 21.37 22.94 25.01 21.21 44,115
Klamath / Lake 18.74 20.20 21.77 23.29 26.19 21.76 45,263
Morrow / Umatilla 16.13 17.38 19.31 22.61 23.92 20.02 41,644
Baker / Union / Wallowa 16.93 19.28 20.81 22.33 23.24 20.45 42,540
Grant / Harney / Malheur 15.13 16.22 17.91 20.43 22.83 18.29 38,037
Clackamas 19.17 21.17 24.30 27.01 28.63 23.79 49,471
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Regional Employment Projections for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2012 2022 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 2,705 3,242 537 19.9% 54 66 120
Multnomah / Washington 839 1,013 174 20.7% 17 20 37
Lane 369 443 74 20.1% 7 9 16
Marion / Polk / Yamhill 358 425 67 18.7% 7 9 16
Clackamas 308 366 58 18.8% 6 8 14
Jackson / Josephine 203 240 37 18.2% 4 5 9
Benton / Lincoln / Linn 107 124 17 15.9% 2 3 5
Crook / Deschutes / Jefferson 88 103 15 17.0% 2 2 4
Coos / Curry 78 94 16 20.5% 2 2 4
Douglas 75 88 13 17.3% 1 2 3
Gilliam / Hood River / Sherman / Wheeler / Wasco 60 74 14 23.3% 1 2 3
Morrow / Umatilla 57 67 10 17.5% 1 1 2
Grant / Harney / Malheur 50 53 3 6.0% 0 1 1
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 44 52 8 18.2% 1 1 2
Baker / Union / Wallowa 41 45 4 9.8% 0 1 1
Klamath / Lake 29 34 5 17.2% 0 1 1

These estimates do not include self-employment. Replacement openings are caused by existing workers permanently leaving their occupation. Many additional job openings occur due to job changes within occupations.
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Industries of Employment for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Industry
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Ownership 2012
Employment
Total All Industries All 2,705
Total All Industries Private 2,354
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing Private 37
Rental and Leasing Services Private 36
Consumer Goods Rental Private 36
Management of Companies and Enterprises Private 25
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services Private 147
Administrative and Support Services Private 147
Employment Services Private 147
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 2,128
Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 630
Offices of Physicians Private 316
Offices of Other Health Practitioners Private 25
Outpatient Care Centers Private 141
Home Health Care Services Private 101
Other Ambulatory Health Care Services Private 47
Hospitals Private 315
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 296
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 1,137
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities) Private 830
Residential Intellectual & Developmental Disability, Mental Health, & Substance Abuse Facilities Private 83
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly Private 213
Social Assistance Private 46
Vocational Rehabilitation Services Private 22
Total All Industries Federal 131
Federal Government, Excluding Post Office Federal 131
Total All Industries State 85
Health Care and Social Assistance State 49
Hospitals State 49
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals State 49
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals State 30
Total All Industries Local 131
Educational Services Local 32
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools Local 23
Health Care and Social Assistance Local 34
Hospitals Local 24
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Local 24
Local Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals Local 65
Educational Requirements for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses The typical entry level education for this occupation is a postsecondary non-degree award.
Skills for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Administer Injections
  • Administer Medications
  • Apply Disabilities Theory
  • Apply Health And Sanitation Standards
  • Apply Human Anatomy And Physiology Knowledge
  • Apply Institutional Care Procedures
  • Apply Knowledge Of Hazardous Disposal Techniques
  • Apply Nursing Practices And Procedures
  • Apply Patient Care Procedures
  • Apply Personal Care Procedures
  • Assist In Examining And Treating Medical Patients
  • Bathe And Groom Patients
  • Collect Specimens For Medical Tests
  • Draw Blood
  • Interpret Prescriptions
  • Maintain And Compile Medical Records And Charts
  • Move And Transport Ill And Injured Persons
  • Observe Patients, Report Patients' Condition And Responses To Treatment
  • Obtain Information From Clients, Customers, Patients Or Others
  • Perform Cpr
  • Prepare Patient Reports
  • Prepare Patients For Exams, Treatments, Or Tests
  • Process Records And Maintain Forms And Files
  • Provide First Aid
  • Provide Medical Treatments To Patients
  • Retrieve Files And Charts
  • Set Up Patient Care Equipment
  • Take Vital Signs
  • Understand Needs Of The Elderly
  • Understand The Properties Of Drugs
  • Use Basic Mathematics
  • Use Clinical Sterilizing Techniques
  • Use Computers To Enter, Access And Retrieve Data
  • Use Medical Equipment In Direct Patient Care
  • Use Medical Terminology
  • Use Nursing Terminology
  • Weigh Patients
  • Work As A Team Member
Schools and Training Providers for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses The training providers listed below offer programs related to this occupation. This information is updated once per year. Anyone interested in a particular program should check with the training institution regarding its availability. Listing these training providers does not necessarily constitute or imply their endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the State of Oregon.

Chemeketa Community College
4000 Lancaster Dr NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 399-5000
Programs of Training:
Rogue Community College
3345 Redwood Hwy
Grants Pass, OR 97527-9291
Phone: (541) 956-7501
Programs of Training:
Clatsop Community College
1653 Jerome Ave
Astoria, OR 97103
Phone: (503) 325-0910
Programs of Training:
Carrington College-Portland
2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97232-1309
Phone: (503) 761-6400
Programs of Training:
Columbia Gorge Community College
400 E Scenic Dr
The Dalles, OR 97058
Phone: (541) 506-6000
Programs of Training:
Concorde Career College-Portland
1425 NE Irvine St Bldg 300
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 281-4181
Programs of Training:
Lane Community College
4000 E 30th Ave
Eugene, OR 97405-640
Phone: (541) 463-3000
Programs of Training:
Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9296
Phone: (503) 682-3903
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366
Phone: (541) 265-2283
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Career Pathway Roadmaps for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses These Oregon community colleges have defined career pathway roadmaps to facilitate entry into this occupation:

Clackamas Community College
Columbia Gorge Community College
Klamath Community College
Mt Hood Community College
Oregon Coast Community College
Rogue Community College
Tillamook Bay Community College
Related Occupations The scores listed below indicates how closely the skills for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses matches the occupation in the list. A score of 100% means the occupations have identical skill sets. A maximum of 10 occupations are displayed below.
Occupation Skill Overlap
Nurse Practitioners 43%
Nursing Assistants 42%
Nurse Midwives 40%
Nurse Anesthetists 38%
Registered Nurses 37%
Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics 36%
Ophthalmic Medical Technicians 36%
Psychiatric Aides 34%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 33%
Psychiatric Technicians 31%