Becoming an LPN in Washington, DC
As the population continues to age in the Washington, D.C., area, more and more people will need routine healthcare to live active and healthy lifestyles. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) play a big role in preventative, emergency, and long-term healthcare for all people, including those of retirement age. LPN's provide cares in places as diverse as government facilities, hospitals, private nursing homes, state health clinics, just to name a few.
LPN's in the Washington, D.C., area make median annual salaries of around $52,100 per year in 2015. That’s considerably higher—around $8,900 more per year—than the median annual salary of $43,200 nationwide for LPN's according to https://www.careerinfonet.org/. The median salary also depends on the type of role the LPN takes on at the healthcare clinic or facility where he or she works, as some specialties pay more than others.
The LPN industry can expected a similar average of growth between now and 2024 with 16% increase in job available compared to national statistics. This projects to roughly 80 new jobs due to growth and role replacement trends in the area.
New graduates of LPN programs in the Washington, D.C., area have many options for employment. Healthcare businesses and facilities that frequently hire LPN's include St. John’s Community Services, Kaiser Permanente, Children’s Health Center, Shady Grove Fertility Clinic, Montgomery General Hospital, George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, Allergy & Asthma Center, and Woodbine Rehabilitation & Healthcare.
Learn more about District of Columbia LPN Jobs & Employment Outlook.
The table below lists career information obtained from the BLS for licensed practical nurses in District of Columbia. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.
|Area||Total Employment||Average Hourly Wage||Average Annual Salary|
|Washington, Arlington, Alexandria||7,730||$23.74||$49,380|
For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our District of Columbia LPN to RN/BSN programs page.
1106 Bladensburg Rd NE, Washington, DC 20002
Additional Washington DC Nursing Resources
- Washington DC Board of Nursing
899 North Capitol Street, NE,
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 442-5955
- District of Columbia Nurses Association
5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW - Suite 306
Washington, DC 20016
Phone: (202) 244.2705
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