Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses

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Charge Nurse, Clinic Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Pediatric LPN (Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse)

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Health Services Technician; Medical Administration Specialty
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What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Observe patients, charting and reporting changes in patients' conditions, such as adverse reactions to medication or treatment, and taking any necessary action.
  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as height, weight, temperature, blood pressure, pulse, or respiration.
  • Administer prescribed medications or start intravenous fluids, noting times and amounts on patients' charts.



  • customer service
  • management

Arts and Humanities

  • English language

Math and Science

  • psychology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics


  • medicine and dentistry


Basic Skills

  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions


  • looking for ways to help people
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information


  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

Hand and Finger Use

  • hold or move items with your hands


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.

They do well at jobs that need:

  • Cooperation
  • Concern for Others
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Self Control


You might use software like this on the job:

Medical software

  • eClinicalWorks EHR software Hot Technology
  • Epic Systems Hot Technology

Video conferencing software

  • FaceTime
  • Zoom Hot Technology

Electronic mail software

  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
some college or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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