Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.
- Charge Nurse
- Clinic Licensed Practical Nurse (CLINIC LPN)
- Clinic Nurse
- Home Health Care Provider
- Licensed Practical Nurse, Clinic Nurse (LPN, Clinic Nurse)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
- Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
- Nursing Technician
- Office Nurse
- Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse (PEDIATRIC LPN)
- Assist in delivery, care, or feeding of infants.
- Clean rooms and make beds.
- Inventory and requisition supplies and instruments.
- Wash and dress bodies of deceased persons.
- Prepare or examine food trays for conformance to prescribed diet.
- Set up equipment and prepare medical treatment rooms.
- Provide medical treatment or personal care to patients in private home settings, such as cooking, keeping rooms orderly, seeing that patients are comfortable and in good spirits, or instructing family members in simple nursing tasks.
- Make appointments, keep records, or perform other clerical duties in doctors' offices or clinics.
- Sterilize equipment and supplies, using germicides, sterilizer, or autoclave.
- Apply compresses, ice bags, or hot water bottles.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: SR.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests, but also prefer Realistic environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Achievement in their jobs.
- Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
- Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
In 2017, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $47,070 with most people making between $34,230 and $61,740
During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 38,150 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 41,680 employed in 2024.
This occupation will have about 353 openings due to growth and about 1,087 replacement openings for approximately 1,440 total annual openings.