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Top 10 best & worst states to be a LPN/LVN

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There is a projected need for 309,000 LPN and LVNs in the United States by 2016. Considering that LPNs and LVNs are one of the most in-demand professions in America, where should you choose to work?

Below are the 10 best and worst places to be a LPN and LVN, based on starting salary and job openings.


10 Highest Paying States for LPN/LVNs

State Salary (hourly)
Connecticut $24.39
Massachusetts $22.72
New Jersey $22.50
Maryland $21.89
District of Columbia $21.85
Rhode Island $21.82
Delaware $21.20
California $21.19
Alaska $20.76
Nevada $20.33

The lowest paying states –>

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