surrive

  1. I am planning on enrolling in an LPN program next fall. I was wondeing
    if LPN make enough to "surrive" I mean I do not want to live pay check to pay check. I would love to live in Chicago can LPN make it on an LPN salary there? Will I be able to find a job there?
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  3. by   caliotter3
    No matter where you go you will find that opportunities and pay rates are greater for RNs. If you have the opportunity to get into an RN program, choose that route first. You might save a lot of time and money in the long run.
  4. by   Fiona59
    Survive.
  5. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from Hunel123
    I am planning on enrolling in an LPN program next fall. I was wondeing
    if LPN make enough to "surrive" I mean I do not want to live pay check to pay check. I would love to live in Chicago can LPN make it on an LPN salary there? Will I be able to find a job there?
    I'd say that you'd make enough to survive, and in most cases, may have to take on a second job. I see the same for RNs also, though, because once we begin to make more money, our standards of living may increase if we are not careful and prudent not to spend money on things that we really don't need.

    What I have done is got a second job (a home case) that really does pay well, and what I've been doing is paying on each of my bills (they are quickly coming close to zero) and not spend money on things I really don't need. I should be done paying those bills by March, 2007, and from there, I'll start saving. I do see me eventually branching off and getting more into home care, which, for some reason, pays more than my current job at a hospital clinic. I live in New York, so, I'm really not sure what Chicago pays. I have seen here, that once I became an LPN, my earning potential had risen significantly.

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