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Universities, Colleges And Work In South Carolina

Updated on February 1, 2017
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Ms. Inglish has 30 years of successful experience in medicine, psychology, STEM courses, and aerospace education (CAP).

Spanish moss at a South Carolina Plantation and garden spot.
Spanish moss at a South Carolina Plantation and garden spot. | Source

High Demand Jobs in Healthcare Statewide

South Carolina has a high demand for

  • Healthcare Professionals at many levels of training and expertise, from Home Health Aide to Physician Specialist, requiring additional
  • Clerical and Support personnel as well as
  • Information Technology (IT) professionals.

Top Medical Schools in South Carolina

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South Carolina State Flag | Source

Employment trends in South Carolina showed some fluctuation in daily job listings, but an overall average of 54,000 vacancies in Spring 2011; 65,700 in Summer 2012; and 72,000+ in a January 2014 advertising surge. In Spring 2015, the state offered 70,000 job openings.

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High Demand Jobs

  1. Truck Drivers
  2. Retail Salespeople
  3. Physical and Occupational Therapists
  4. Engineers, all specialties
  5. Store Managers and Assistants
  6. Sales Representatives - Inside and Outside
  7. Grocery Store Jobs - Crew and Management
  8. Registered Nurses (RNs) - Includes Nurse Practitioners
  9. Restaurant Managers
  10. Pizza Hut and other fast food Crew

Top 20 High-Growth Jobs through 2016

  1. Office and Administrative Support
  2. Sales, Sales Reps & Related Jobs
  3. Food Prep and Service
  4. Healthcare Practitioners and Techs
  5. Education, Training, and Library Occupations
  6. Construction & Extraction
  7. Healthcare Support
  8. Food and Beverage Service
  9. Transportation and Material Moving
  10. Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners
  11. Building and Grounds Maintenance
  12. Construction Trades – Journeymen, Apprentices, and Helpers
  13. Installation Maintenance and Repair
  14. Management – variety of areas.
  15. Information and Record Clerks - Especially Medical and Healthcare
  16. Motor Vehicle Operators – Commercial Drivers
  17. Health Techs
  18. Business and Financial Operations
  19. Customer Service Representatives
  20. Personal Care Assistants

Largest Employers in South Carolina

Top 20 Largest Companies

  1. US Department Of Energy
  2. Computer Sciences Corp
  3. Medical University of SC, Vascular Division
  4. Chest Pain Center Of Greenville
  5. Children’s Hospital-Greenville
  6. SC Corrections Dept
  7. Medical University Of SC
  8. Greenville Hospital System
  9. BMW - Sales
  10. Executive Shuttle
  11. Longhorn Steakhouse – Chain.
  12. Plaza Cafe
  13. Spartanburg Regional Healthcare
  14. University Of South Carolina
  15. Baldor Dodge Reliance
  16. Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co - Groceries
  17. An Med Health Medical Center
  18. BMW Manufacturing Co
  19. Jackson & Perkins Co
  20. Palmetto Health Richland

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Leading Job Listing Companies

  1. Telereach Corporation
  2. Palmetto Health - One of the Top 20 Employers.
  3. Supplemental Healthcare
  4. Ameriplan - Insurance sales and service.
  5. Voyage Healthcare
  6. CRST Malone - Trucking and freight.
  7. CompHealth
  8. Tenet Healthcare
  9. Harris Teeter - Grocery stores.
  10. Greenville Hospital System

Only BMW Manufacturing Plant in the USA Includes Museum

BMW Zentrum, official visitor center, automobile plant, and museum at BMW in Spartanburg.
BMW Zentrum, official visitor center, automobile plant, and museum at BMW in Spartanburg. | Source

BMW Manufacturing and Museum, near Spartanburg -- 1400 Highway 101 S; Greer, SC 29651-6731

Falls Park in Downtown Greenville.
Falls Park in Downtown Greenville. | Source

Spartanburg Highlights

Spartonburg NC is town full of postsecondary education opportunity that leads to a variety of respected, high-demand, well paid occupations for long term-careers.

Spartanburg institutions of higher education include:

South Carolina Higher Education

Aiken Technical College: Aiken & Graniteville

Allen University: Columbia

Anderson College: Anderson

Benedict College: Columbia

Bob Jones University: Greenville

Central Carolina Technical College: Sumter

Charleston Southern University

Claflin University: Orangeburg

Clemson University

Coastal Carolina University: Conway

Coker College: Hartsville

College of Charleston

  • Graduate School, College of Charleston

Columbia College

Columbia International University

Denmark Technical College: Denmark

Erskine College: Due West

Florence-Darlington Technical College: Florence

Francis Marion University: Florence

Furman University: Greenville, SC

Greenville Technical College

Holmes Bible College: Greenville

Horry-Georgetown Technical College: Georgetown, Conway, Myrtle Beach

Johnson and Wales University: Charleston

Lander University: Greenwood

Limestone College: Gaffney

Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary: Columbia

Medical University of South Carolina: Charleston

Midlands Technical College: Columbia

Morris College: Sumter

Newberry College: Newberry

North Greenville University: Tigerville

Northeastern Technical College: Cheraw

Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College: Orangeburg

Piedmont Technical College: Greenwood

Presbyterian College: Clinton

South Carolina State University: Orangeburg

South University: Savannah GA, Montgomery AL, Columbia SC, West Palm Beach FL

Southern Wesleyan University: Central

Technical College of the Lowcountry: Beaufort

The Citadel: Charleston

Tri-County Technical College: Pendleton

Trident Technical College: Charleston, Moncks Corner

Troy University: Shaw AFB

University of South Carolina System: Columbia, South Carolina:

Voorhees College: Denmark

Williamsburg Technical College: Kingstree

Winthrop University: Rock Hill

York Technical College: Rock Hill

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South Carolina Sports

Sports-entertainment and sports related job options can be found on the web sites of these South Carolina teams:

College and High School

League Teams

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      Patty Inglish 11 months ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

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      Nicholas Zerbst 11 months ago

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      Patty Inglish 2 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      @Efficiency Admin - N. and S. Carolinas are fantastic places to go for vacation. I have good memories from these states. Thanks for posting a comment!

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      Efficient Admin 2 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      What an excellent resource for anyone looking for schooling or employment in South Carolina. Very detailed, thanks for sharing.

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      Patty Inglish 8 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Updated this Hub on May 28, 2009.