All data is specific to San Diego County

Fast Facts?

  • Average Annual Salary $23,638
  • Hourly Pay Entry Level: $20.52
    Median: $23.31
    Experienced: $26.38
  • Growth (2014-2019)14%
  • Openings (2014-2019)300
  • Current Employment 5,954
  • Projected Employment 6,197
  • Typical Entry-level Education Postsecondary non-degree award

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

Employment, 2004 - 2019

Top Knowledge,
Skills and Abilities

  • TECHNICAL
  • Patient Care
  • Vital Signs Measurement
  • Patient Direction
  • Acute Care
  • Treatment Planning
  • NON-TECHNICAL
  • English
  • Spanish
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Organization

occupational tasks

  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action
  • Answer patients' calls and determine how to assist them
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration
  • Provide basic patient care or treatments, such as taking temperatures or blood pressures, dressing wounds, treating bedsores, giving enemas or douches, rubbing with alcohol, massaging or performing catheterizations

Gender Breakdown: Male/Female (percentages)