South Carolina has nearly 100 hospitals and health systems and more than 900 medical offices with some of the most in-demand healthcare positions in the U.S. 

There are more jobs for skilled workers in healthcare than there are people.

Below are just a few of the jobs you could be ready for in two years or less:

 

Salary range for South Carolina: $10.25/hour - $30.75/hour

 

CT Technician
Computed tomography (CT) technicians, or CT technologists, operate CT equipment to produce images of patients’ bones, organs, and tissue that are used to diagnose medical conditions. CT technicians work closely with patients to explain the process and position them properly to capture the images requested by the physician. Often, CT technicians will work in a hospital or a private doctor’s office.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Dental Hygienist
Dental hygienists are licensed professionals who remove plaque and polish patients’ teeth during routine checkups, screen patients, review oral health history, use x-ray machines to take pictures of the teeth for dental analysis, and teach appropriate brushing and flossing techniques. Hygienists work closely with people, and often see patients on their own and direct their own tasks and routines.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

EKG Technician
Electrocardiograph technicians perform diagnostic tests to aid doctors in identifying and treating patients with cardiovascular problems. These tests help to detect irregularities such as heart attacks or heart disease. Daily tasks include running the tests, positioning patients for tests, explaining procedures to patients, and monitoring patients’ blood pressures.
EMT/Paramedic
EMT/Paramedics tend to patients who need medical care in emergency situations, usually before they reach the hospital. They respond to calls, perform emergency medical treatments, and ensure each patient is safely transported to the hospital. Becoming an EMT means that an individual has reached the highest level of emergency medical training available.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Trident Technical College

Massage Therapist
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft tissues of the body. They reduce pain, help to rehabilitate injuries, increase circulation, increase relaxation, reduce stress, and promote the overall general well-being of the patient. Massage therapists typically speak with patients about symptoms, medical history, and their desired results. They evaluate clients, perform massage therapy to the soft tissues of the body, provide clients with stretching and strengthening routines, and document clients’ condition and progress.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Central Carolina Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry

Medical Assistant
Medical assistants perform administrative as well as clinical duties in physician’s offices, hospitals, and other healthcare facilities. Scheduling appointments, greeting patients, updating medical records, taking medical histories, preparing and administering medications, and drawing blood all fall under the job duties of medical assistants. Medical assistants are often instrumental in helping patients feel at ease in the physician’s office.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical laboratory technicians, or medical laboratory scientists, collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissues, and other substances. They are highly skilled scientists who discover the presence or absence of disease and provide the data that helps physicians determine treatment for each individual patient.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Medical Office Assistant
Medical office assistants work in nearly every healthcare-related office and are responsible for various administrative tasks to ensure that the medical office is running smoothly. Duties include answering the phone, checking patients in at the front desk, scheduling appointments, compiling medical records and charts, collecting patients’ medical histories before their scheduled appointments, operating computer software and equipment, transferring lab results, and maintaining supplies and the appearance of the office.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College
York Technical College

Medical Record Coding Technician
Medical record coding technicians, or coders, use alphanumeric diagnosis and procedure codes to communicate critical information about medical conditions and treatments. Coders translate medical terminology into a standardized format, allowing information to be transmitted accurately between healthcare providers and insurance payers. They must rely on medical terminology, human anatomy, health conditions, and medications to assign the proper medical codes for each patient encounter.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College
York Technical College

Nurse
Registered nurses (RNs) tend to patients in various positions in healthcare facilities, homes, and hospitals. They work as a team with physicians, other nurses, and healthcare professionals to provide care, monitor health conditions, plan long-term care needs, administer medicine, use medical equipment, perform minor medical operations, and offer advice to patients and their families on continued care after their hospital stay.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Denmark Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Northeastern Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College
York Technical College

Occupational Therapy Assistant
Occupational therapy assistants work with patients to help develop, recover, and improve the skills needed for daily life. They are directly involved in providing therapy to patients, and work under the direction of occupational therapists.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Midlands Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Trident Technical College

Pharmacy Technician
Pharmacy technicians are healthcare providers who work directly under the supervision of pharmacists. They perform pharmacy-related functions such as dispensing prescription drugs and other medical devices for patients and instructing them on their use. They may also perform administrative duties such as reviewing prescription requests with doctors’ offices and insurance companies to ensure proper medications are provided and payments are received.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College

Phlebotomist
Phlebotomists are trained to draw blood from a patient for clinical or medical testing, transfusions, donations, or research. Apart from collecting blood, they must also ensure that all equipment is sanitary, label all samples accurately, provide proper storage and safe transportation for the samples, and observe strict safety protocols to avoid direct contact with the blood.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Central Carolina Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Williamsburg Technical College

Physical Therapy Assistant
Physical therapy assistants perform physical therapy procedures on patients as directed by a supervising physical therapist. They help patients who have movement difficulties due to injury or disease by assisting with therapies designed to improve mobility, ease pain, prevent or limit disability, and promote overall fitness and wellbeing.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Radiologic Technician
Radiologic technicians perform diagnostic imaging procedures such as X-ray examinations, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, and computed technology (CT) scans. They are responsible for properly positioning patients and ensuring that a quality diagnostic image is produced. They work closely with radiologists, who use the images to either diagnose or rule out injury or illness.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Trident Technical College
York Technical College

Respiratory Therapy Technician
Respiratory therapy technicians work with patients who have respiratory or cardiopulmonary disorders. They perform physical examinations and diagnostic exams with respiratory therapists or physicians. They might perform EKGs, conduct breathing treatments, or set up and monitor medical equipment such as ventilators, nebulizers, and respirators.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Trident Technical College

Surgical Technician
Surgical technicians, also known as scrubs or scrub techs, are critical members of operating room teams. They help prepare the operation room for surgery, assist the surgeon in putting on his or her gown, pass instruments and anticipate the surgeon’s needs during an operation, and ensure that there are no breaks in sterile techniques throughout the entire process to ensure the patient does not acquire a surgical site infection.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Aiken Technical College
Central Carolina Technical College
Florence-Darlington Technical College
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Midlands Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Spartanburg Community College
Technical College of the Lowcountry
Tri-County Technical College
York Technical College

Ultrasound Technician
Ultrasound technicians, also known as sonographers, operate machines called sonographic scanners that create images of patients’ internal organs. They may specialize in certain areas, such as brain, breast, obstetric, or vascular sonography, and can work in various locations such as physicians’ offices, clinics, or hospitals.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Greenville Technical College
Horry-Georgetown Technical College
Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College
Trident Technical College

Veterinary Technician
Veterinary technicians assist veterinarians in the care of animals. They perform initial evaluations of the animal’s condition, clean and wrap wounds, check vital statistics, collect samples, and administer medications.

 

Training for this occupation is offered at:
Greenville Technical College
Piedmont Technical College
Tri-County Technical College
Trident Technical College

 

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