​Salary and Labor Market


Labor Market Information
Estimated Regional Employment 2014 Entry Level  Annual  Wage      2014 Median Annual Wage 2014 Projected Growth Rate    2010-20 Projected Regional Job Opening 2010-20
Registered Nurses 5,050 $45,698 $72,384 +24.5% +2,120
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2,310 $32,136 $39,624 +25.5% +1,310
Nursing Assistants 2,850 $20,738 $25,646 +13.9% +960
 Source: DEED Labor Market Information Office, www.mn.gov/deed/data/
Ridgewater College Placement Statistics 
Number of Total Graduates /
Related Placement Rate
2013 2012 2011
Associate Degree Nursing (RN) 81 / 100% 99 / 100% 102 / 99%
Practical Nursing (LPN) 83 / 100% 81 / 100% 81 / 100%
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services  
Ridgewater College Related Job Postings
Number of Job Postings
2013 2012 2011
Health Care 288 230 176
Source: Ridgewater College Career Services 
Past Job Postings on Ridgewater's Career Services Jobs Website for Ridgewater Graduates
Business Name                 Position(s)                                               Location
Rice Memorial Hospital RN – Adult Health Care Willmar MN
Good Samaritan Society Staff Nurse – LPN Glenwood
St. Cloud Hospital – CentraCare Human Services Aide St. Cloud MN
Hutchinson Area Health Care RNs; LPNs Hutchinson MN
Paynesville Area Health Care System RNs Paynesville MN
Greater Minnesota Family Services Registered Nurse New Ulm MN
Bethesda RN Night Supervisor; RN Case Manager; LPN; RN Med. Administrator Willmar MN
Mille Lacs Health System Licensed Practical Nurse – Long Term Care Onamia MN
U of MN Boynton Health Service Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse Minneapolis MN
Mount Olivet Rolling Acres Home Health Registered Nurse Chanhassen MN
Cottagewood Senior Communities LPN Buffalo MN
Divine Home Care RN Case Manager; LPN Willmar MN
Ecumen of Litchfield LPN; RN Litchfield MN
Minnesota Merit System RN Minnesota
West Wind Village RN or LPN Morris MN
Grace Living Community of Glen Oaks LPN; Director of Nursing New London MN
Redwood Area Hospital LPN Redwood Falls MN
Red Wing Healthcare Community RN or LPN Red Wing MN
Accurate Home Care RNs and LPNs Hutchinson MN
Pediatric Home Service Field Nurse Willmar MN
 Source: Ridgewater College Career Services   

Ridgewater College is an equal opportunity employer and educator.