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Schools Offering Health Science Programs in South Carolina

Each year, roughly 0.0% of South Carolina students graduate with degrees in health science. That means an estimated 36 health science professionals graduate from South Carolina's 6 health science schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in South Carolina that has a health science program is Clemson University. Clemson University, which was ranked 22nd in the country in 2010, is located in Clemson. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Clemson University's health science program. Students at Clemson University paid $11,908 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in South Carolina that has a health science program is Furman University. Furman University, which was ranked 23rd in the country in 2010, is located in Greenville. In 2010, Furman University graduated 6 students from its health science program. Tuition at Furman University was $38,088 per year.

The third-ranked school in South Carolina that has a health science program is University of South Carolina-Columbia. University of South Carolina-Columbia, which was ranked 59th in the country in 2010, is located in Columbia. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated 7 students from its health science programs. Tuition at University of South Carolina-Columbia was $9,786 per year.


Tuition at South Carolina's health science schools ranges from $38,088 per year to $3,506 per year. But, the average tuition is $13,096 per year. The South Carolina health science schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Furman University - located in Greenville, students are charged $38,088 per year
  2. South University-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $15,285 per year
  3. Clemson University - located in Clemson, students are charged $11,908 per year

The health science schools in South Carolina that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Technical College of the Lowcountry - located in Beaufort, students are charged $3,506 per year
  2. University of South Carolina-Columbia - located in Columbia, students are charged $9,786 per year
  3. Clemson University - located in Clemson, students are charged $11,908 per year

A health science degree from a South Carolina school... what next?

health science graduates in South Carolina can go into a variety of professions such as office manager, nurse epidemiologist, clinical research scientist, biophysics scientist, and therapist. South Carolina had 80,440 health science professionals in 2010. 1,300 of these health science professionals were fitness and wellness coordinators, 4,550 were office managers, and 40 were nurse epidemiologists. The largest populations of South Carolina health science professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Calhoun County - 17,000 health science professionals
  2. Berkeley County - 15,100 health science professionals
  3. Greenville County - 11,820 health science professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 91,480 health science professionals will be working in South Carolina. This would require the number of health science professional to grow by 22%.


On average, health science professionals earn a salary of $60,474 per year in South Carolina state. But, salaries for health science professional can vary. In 2010, health science professional made as little as less than $15,840 per year or as much as more than $139,620 per year in South Carolina. The following counties in South Carolina have the highest average salaries for health science professionals:

  1. Darlington County - $74,276 per year
  2. Spartanburg County - $69,096 per year
  3. Calhoun County - $66,437 per year

Health science professionals in the following counties in South Carolina make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Sumter County - $44,745 per year
  2. Chesterfield County - $45,925 per year
  3. Abbeville County - $54,007 per year

On average, the highest paid health science professionals in South Carolina were:

  1. Allergists And Immunologist - $176,650 per year
  2. Pediatrician - $162,280 per year
  3. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist - $121,120 per year

The health science professionals with lowest average salaries in South Carolina were:

  1. Plastic Surgeon - per year
  2. Physical Therapy Professor - per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional South Carolina statistics regarding a career in health science. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as x ray technology or biology.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science in South Carolina
  • Master's Degree in Health Science in South Carolina
  • Doctoral Degree in Health Science in South Carolina
  • Certificate in Health Science in South Carolina

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Physicists n/a $105,990
Registered Nurses 40,520 $60,040 30.0%
Medical Assistants 7,310 $29,050 31.5%
Medical Secretaries 6,100 $28,430
Medical and Health Services Managers 4,550 $81,560 40.0%
Physical Therapists 2,670 $72,370 44.3%
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 2,250 $32,660
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other 2,120 $176,650 44.2%
Healthcare Social Workers 2,110 $44,030 1.9%
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,340 $59,660 17.5%
Education Administrators, All Other 1,300 $81,960 319.4%
Occupational Therapists 1,180 $69,160 5.4%
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers 1,120 $28,380 55.6%
Physical Therapist Assistants 1,000 $48,480 16.3%
Physician Assistants 720 $77,250
Health Educators 690 $44,780 50.0%
Dietitians and Nutritionists 680 $49,370 3.0%
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 660 n/a 3.1%
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 540 $64,610 -43.2%
Mental Health Counselors 520 $40,890 62.5%
Surgeons 500 n/a -31.5%
Physical Therapist Aides 490 $23,130 22.5%
Occupational Therapy Assistants 430 $41,590 4.9%
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners, All Other 370 $121,120 -56.0%
Athletic Trainers 360 $40,570 5.9%
Pediatricians, General 270 $162,280 -10.0%
Radiation Therapists 230 $92,270 130.0%
Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists 160 $56,870 -38.5%
Occupational Therapy Aides 130 $22,700 -31.6%
Occupational Health and Safety Technicians 80 $49,010 -50.0%
Epidemiologists 40 $69,820

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