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A Career Path with Purpose


Compassionate? Quick-thinking? Empathetic? If any of these words describe you, it may be time to skill up for a career in healthcare. Spend your days helping others in a fast-paced environment and take pride in doing meaningful work that saves lives. You don’t need a four-year medical degree to embark on a fulfilling career in healthcare. Earn medical certifications with training programs in Upstate SC — in just 12 months or less. Explore career paths below to discover your most rewarding role yet.

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  • Projected Upstate Job Growth


    (Next 5 Years)

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  • 3,854

    Upstate Employers

  • 1 in 11

    Employed in this Sector in the Upstate

  • Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Pharmacy Technician

Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Do you consider yourself a jack-of-all-trades with an affinity for human connection? Explore a career in the caregiving field.

High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $36,040

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

No two days are alike when you’re an EMT — if you thrive on variety, adventure, and saving lives, this is the career for you.

High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $58,691

Pharmacy Technician

If you have a knack for precision and attention to detail, a career as a pharmacy technician may be your perfect fit.

High-End Earners (Top 10%) in the Upstate: $46,326

Explore Companies Hiring

From large healthcare systems to smaller providers, there are plenty of employers in Upstate South Carolina waiting to hire you.

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