About the Profession

Healthcare Studies

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

Possible careers for our graduates include: Community Health Worker or Community Advocate; Health Educator, Health Coach, or Worksite Wellness Coordinator; and Patient Advocate. 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:

  • Public Health
  • Health Administration
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Cardiovascular Perfusion


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.