Job Outlook

Employment of LPNs is projected to grow much faster than average, 22 percent between 2010 and 2020. Overall job prospects are expected to be very good, but job outlook varies by industry. The best job opportunities will occur in nursing care facilities and home health care services.

Potential Earnings

According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, starting hourly wages for licensed practical nurses are $16.50. On average, a practical nurse can earn $20 per hour. Experienced professionals can earn a little more than $22 per hour.