By pursuing an LPN career right now, before the big baby boomer retirement wave hits, you're getting your foot in the door to establish yourself, and build up some seniority. And don't worry, there are plenty of LPN jobs available right now. In fact, there's already a nursing shortage in this country, so you can just imagine how much more nurses will be in demand in a few years. It only takes a year to get your LPN diploma, and you can even do it online from the comfort of your home. And the pay is excellent, and it will only continue to increase due to the huge demand for them in the future.
With an LPN career, you'll never again have to worry about job security. Plus, if you don't like being tied down, you can work as a temp nurse, naming your own hours, and declining any work that doesn't interest you. Many nurses travel the country and pay for it by doing temp nursing. But no matter which way your career path goes, it's a great time to become an LPN.