Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (29-2061)

Occupation 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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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 508580 14.27 1623
United States 719,900837,200 16.311,730 20,49032,220

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 21.1715.4017.45 20.7624.1228.61
Alaska 26.1620.0523.09 26.4229.4032.72
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 25.9419.8622.23 26.1529.5332.60
Fairbanks North Star Borough 26.2223.1124.69 26.4228.5029.82
Southeast Region 25.8518.7221.59 26.2129.6833.40
Balance of State 27.4920.2223.51 27.9332.1736.53

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
579143 24.754.8 43.4
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation125
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation32
UI claimants previously working in occupation32
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 195
Number of job position postings 186
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 1.0

Alaska Licensing Information


Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

 Degree
ABC of Alaska   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Bloodborne Pathogens

 Degree
Multimed   (Anchorage)
American Safety & Health Institute (ASHI) Blood Borne Pathogens

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Bloodborne Pathogens / 045

 Degree
Team One Alaska   (Anchorage)
CPR - BLS for the Provider

 Degree
TSS - The Safety Specialists   (Ketchikan)
Bloodborne Pathogens

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Nursing Across the State (March 2010)

Is There A Nurse In The House? (December 1989)