• Employment of LVN’s is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2018 in response to the long-term care needs of a rapidly growing elderly population and the general growth of healthcare. Job openings will grow as the workforce needs to be replaced in time.

 

  • Employment of LVN’s in nursing homes is expected to grow faster than average. Nursing homes will offer the most new jobs for LVN’s as the number of aged and disable person in need of long-term care rises. In addition to caring for the aged and disabled, nursing homes will be called on to care for the increasing number of patients who have been discharged from the hospital but are not sufficiently recovered to return home.