Professional Pathway

As an alumnus of the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Studies program, you may pursue a number of career and educational options after graduation.

This degree may be the bachelor's degree you need to advance in your current profession or to earn a promotion at work. You may also be exploring new career opportunities as a medical professional. Possible careers for our graduates include community health worker or community advocate, health educator, health coach, worksite wellness coordinator, or patient advocate.

Job Outlook

The healthcare industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in South Carolina and has a projected growth rate of 26 percent from 2012 to 20221. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce anticipates over 2,000 annual job openings in health-related fields through 2022, with an additional 1,000 annual openings for healthcare support occupations1. In addition, by 2020, 62 percent of jobs in South Carolina will require post-secondary education2

Graduate School

Some students may choose to apply to one of our well-established health professions programs, as well as others throughout the state. This includes MUSC graduate programs in:

View all MUSC degree programs.

References

1 SC Dept. Employment & Workforce (2015). Community Profile: South Carolina.
2 Recovery: Job growth and education requirements through 2020. Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.