There are schools offering allied health degrees in South Carolina!
Schools Offering Allied Health Programs in South Carolina
Each year, roughly 2.6% of South Carolina students graduate with certificates in allied health. In other words, every year an estimated 2,651 allied health professionals graduate from South Carolina's 42 allied health schools.
College of Charleston, which was ranked 29th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a allied health program. It is located in Charleston. 5 students graduated with a certificate in allied health from College of Charleston in 2010. College of Charleston charged in-state students $10,314 in tuition fees per year.
Winthrop University, which is located in Rock Hill, is the second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a allied health program. It received a ranking of 36th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Winthrop University allied health program. The tuition rate at Winthrop University was $12,176 per year.
The third-ranked school in South Carolina with a allied health program is Lander University, which is located in Greenwood. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Lander University allied health program. The tuition rate at Lander University was $9,154 per year.
If you are hoping to attend one of South Carolina's allied health schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,800 per year, though tuition can range from $32,800 per year to $2,594 per year. The South Carolina allied health schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:
- Virginia College in Charleston - located in Charleston, students are charged $32,800 per year
- Erskine College and Seminary - located in Due West, students are charged $26,775 per year
- Converse College - located in Spartanburg, students are charged $26,138 per year
The allied health schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in South Carolina were:
- Denmark Technical College - located in Denmark, students are charged $2,594 per year
- Williamsburg Technical College - located in Kingstree, students are charged $3,264 per year
- Orangeburg Calhoun Technical College - located in Orangeburg, students are charged $3,349 per year
An allied health certificate from a South Carolina school... what next?
Many South Carolina allied health graduates become a home health aide, nursing assistant, psychiatric aide, occupational therapy assistant, and occupational therapy aide. South Carolina had 47,270 allied health professionals in 2010. 7,310 of these allied health professionals were certifed medical assistants, 11,730 were home health aides, and 19,790 were nursing assistants. In South Carolina, the largest numbers of allied health professional work in the following counties:
- Calhoun County - 9,010 allied health professionals
- Greenville County - 7,260 allied health professionals
- Berkeley County - 6,980 allied health professionals
The government projects that the number of allied health professionals in South Carolina will grow by 19%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 43,100 allied health professionals working in South Carolina. The greatest growth for allied health professional is predicted to be amongst Dental Assistants, who are expected to increase by 36% by 2018.
allied health professionals in South Carolina earn $28,980 per year on average. However, South Carolina allied health professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $15,480 per year to more than $73,980 per year in 2010. Allied health professionals in the following South Carolina counties make the highest salaries on average:
- Berkeley County - $32,879 per year
- Greenville County - $32,778 per year
- Calhoun County - $30,390 per year
Allied health professionals in the following counties in South Carolina make the lowest salaries on average:
- Chesterfield County - $21,966 per year
- Sumter County - $23,335 per year
- Allendale County - $24,674 per year
On average, the highest paid allied health professionals in South Carolina were:
- Physical Therapist Assistant - $48,480 per year
- Occupational Therapy Assistant - $41,590 per year
- Massage Therapist - $33,880 per year
On average, the lowest paid allied health professionals in South Carolina were:
- Home Health Aide - $20,680 per year
- Pharmacy Aide - $20,000 per year
For more data regarding a career in allied health in South Carolina and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse anesthetist or nurse assisting, take a look at the graphs and charts below.
Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.
- Associate's Degree in Allied Health in South Carolina
- Bachelor's Degree in Allied Health in South Carolina
- Master's Degree in Allied Health in South Carolina
- Doctoral Degree in Allied Health in South Carolina
- Certificate in Allied Health in South Carolina
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|Rank||Profession||Employment Number||Avg Salary||Job Growth (past 5 yrs)|
|Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants||19,790||$21,480||12.5%|
|Home Health Aides||11,730||$20,680||21.8%|
|Physical Therapist Assistants||1,000||$48,480||16.3%|
|Medical Equipment Preparers||590||$31,250||25.5%|
|Physical Therapist Aides||490||$23,130||22.5%|
|Occupational Therapy Assistants||430||$41,590||4.9%|
|Occupational Therapy Aides||130||$22,700||-31.6%|
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