In the current situation when most industries are downsizing it is difficult to remain employed and if you want to get a new job it is even more difficult. The employers are in such a situation that they can’t do anything about it, nor does the government has any other option to wait and watch. Nationally the unemployment rate was highest in 2008 with more than 2.5 million people losing their jobs. There is no major change in the unemployment rate ever since the economy took a hit.
In such a situation the health care industry is flourishing and is in need of trained people at different level such as certified nursing assistant (CNA), registered nurse (RN), licensed practical nurse (LPN) and so on. One such profession which is in high demand is the licensed vocational nurse (LVN) as it is called in the states of California and Texas or licensed practical nurse (LPN) as know in the rest of the country. It is an allied health care profession which has more responsibilities than certified nursing assistants; it is a profession which is a level higher than can. If you become a practical nurse you will be working under the supervision of a registered nurse (RN), but unlike the nurse aides, you will have to take care of basic medication needs of the patients.
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