Pct. increase in male participation
: 48.4% Pct. male in 2000
: 6.5% Pct. male in 2011
: 9.6% Median hourly income
Licensed nurses provide basic nursing care and take direction from both registered nurses and doctors. Their duties include checking blood pressure, changing bandages and maintaining patient health records. The BLS projects a 22% increase in the number of licensed practical and vocational nurses from 2010 through 2020. The median hourly wage of $19.79 is more than $3 higher than the national median, and the median annual wage is $41,150. In 2000, just 6.5% of licensed nurses were men. From 2010 to 2011, the number of licensed nurses fell by around 13,000, while the number of men working in the position rose by about 5,000.
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