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Occupational Report for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (29-2061) in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region
Occupational Description

Care for ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled persons 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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Employment Outlook for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Statewide Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was somewhat larger than the statewide average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at a much faster rate than the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the statewide average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.

Reasonable employment opportunities exist for trained workers.

Regional Employment Analysis Employment in this occupation in 2010 was somewhat larger than the regional average for all occupations. This occupation is expected to grow at about the regional average rate for all occupations through 2020. The total number of job openings is projected to be somewhat higher than the regional average number of job openings for all occupations through 2020.
Data Sources and Limitations
Current Employment Department Job Openings for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses There are 3 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 3 are listed below.
Job Title Date Posted Location Wage Offered
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Licensed Vocational Nurse 4/18/14 Saint Helens $20,000/yr
Licensed Practical Nurse - FT #14-0733 4/17/14 Saint Helens $20.00/hr to $22.00/hr DOE
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Licensed Vocational Nurse 4/15/14 Saint Helens $20,000/yr
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 9 current openings for this occupation in the Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook region. Openings 1 through 9 are listed below.

Job Title Date Posted Location Employer
Medication Technician 4/15/14 Tillamook Prestige Care Inc.
Licensed Practical Nurse: Suzanne Elise Assisted Living 4/9/14 Seaside Avamere Health Services
Medication Technician 4/7/14 Tillamook Prestige Care Inc.
Medication Technician 4/1/14 Tillamook Prestige Care Inc.
Medication Technician 3/21/14 Tillamook Prestige Care Inc.
Licensed Practical Nurse: Suzanne Elise Assisted Living 3/19/14 Seaside Avamere Health Services
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)/Licensed Vocational Nurse-Meadow Park 3/19/14 Saint Helens Extendicare Health Services Inc
Medication Technician 3/18/14 Tillamook Prestige Care Inc.
Medication Technician 2/15/14 Tillamook Prestige Care Inc.
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 ---------------- 2013 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 $17.74 $20.24 $23.14 $26.44 $28.75 $23.14 $48,130
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 16.35 18.12 20.59 23.25 26.45 20.99 43,673
Data Sources and Limitations
Regional Employment Projections for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Region Employment Change % Change Projected Annual Openings
2010 2020 Growth Replacement Total
Oregon Statewide 2,708 3,446 738 27.3% 74 82 156
Clatsop / Columbia / Tillamook 53 63 10 18.9% 1 2 3

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.
Data Sources and Limitations
Industries of Employment for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
Industry
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Ownership 2010
Employment
Health Care and Social Assistance Private 37
Hospitals Private 14
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals Private 14
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities Private 18
Educational Requirements for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Workers typically need a postsecondary non-degree award to enter this occupation.
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:
Concorde Career College-Portland
1425 NE Irvine St Bldg 300
Portland, OR 97232
Phone: (503) 281-4181
Programs of Training:
Carrington College-Portland
2004 Lloyd Center, 3rd Floor
Portland, OR 97232-1309
Phone: (503) 761-6400
Programs of Training:
Umpqua Community College
1140 College Rd.
Roseburg, OR 97470-0226
Phone: (541) 440-4600
Programs of Training:
Sumner College
8909 SW Barbur Boulevard, Suite 100
Portland, OR 97219
Phone: (503) 223-5100
Programs of Training:
Oregon Coast Community College
400 SE College Way
Newport, OR 97366
Phone: (541) 265-2283
Programs of Training:
Institute of Technology, Inc.
4700 Silverton Rd NE
Salem, OR 97305
Phone: (503) 363-9001
Programs of Training:
Mt Hood Community College
26000 SE Stark St
Gresham, OR 97030
Phone: (503) 491-6422
Programs of Training:
Treasure Valley Community College
650 College Blvd
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: (541) 881-8822
Programs of Training:
Blue Mountain Community College
2411 NW Carden Ave
Pendleton, OR 97801
Phone: (541) 276-1260
Programs of Training:
Central Oregon Community College
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97701
Phone: (541) 383-7500
Programs of Training:
Clackamas Community College
19600 Molalla Ave
Oregon City, OR 97045-8980
Phone: (503) 657-6958 x2313
Programs of Training:
Pioneer Pacific College
27501 SW Parkway Ave
Wilsonville, OR 97070-9296
Phone: (503) 682-3903
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
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, And Attendants 42%
Registered Nurses 39%
Psychiatric Technicians 37%
Emergency Medical Technicians And Paramedics 35%
Respiratory Therapy Technicians 32%
Medical Assistants 32%
Psychiatric Aides 30%
Health Technologists And Technicians, All Other 30%
Cardiovascular Technologists And Technicians 30%