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Choosing a career path is an important decision and Spartanburg Community College is dedicated to providing an education to fit a wide variety of career goals. Choose from diplomas, certificates, associate degrees and transfer studies to prepare you for careers that support your unique interests and ambitions. For more information on career opportunities, contact the SCC Career Services office at (864) 592-4808 or career@sccsc.edu.

Enterprising

Business and Financial Careers

Can you see yourself starting a business, managing an organization or working with the public? Thrive on order and accountability? Then business studies just might be the place for you.

  • Accounting
  • Administrative Office Technology (Legal, Medical)
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human resources
  • Management (Human Resources, Information Technology, Marketing, Medical)

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

  • Information Technology Supervisor/Manager $127,640
  • Project Manager $83,410
  • Data Analyst $83,410
  • Salesperson $51,670
  • Office Manager $50,780
  • Executive Secretary and Administrative Assistant $47,500
  • Retail Manager $37,860
  • Human Resources Assistant $37,510
  • Bookkeeping, Accounting and Auditing Clerk $35,170

Creative

Art, Design and Communication Careers

Are you bursting with ideas and looking for ways to bring them to life? Whether in the kitchen, behind the drawing board or at a desk, you can turn your active imagination into a career.

  • ASL (American Sign Language) and Interpreting
  • Culinary
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality
  • Web Design

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

  • Web Designer $62,500
  • Graphic Designer $44,150
  • Interpreter $43,590
  • Chef and Head Cook $42,480
  • Baker $23,600

Healthcare

Health, Science and Medical Careers

Are you always ready to help? Fascinated with the science and technology of health? Whether it’s about promoting health or treating disease, careers in healthcare require a combination of skill and compassion.

  • Dental
  • Health Unit Coordinating
  • Nursing and Patient Care
  • Medical Assisting
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Lab Technologies
  • Radiation Protection Technology
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Respiratory Care
  • Surgical Technology
  • Paramedic and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician)
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Pre-Chiropractic Institute

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

  • Radiation Technologist $80,090
  • Sales Person, Medical Supply Company $75,140
  • Hospital Medical Lab Assistant $59,430
  • Respiratory Therapist $56,730
  • Surgical Technologist $43,350
  • Radiographer $41,420
  • Massage Therapists $35,970
  • Patient Care Technician $35,900
  • Dental Assistant $34,500
  • Hospital Floor/Department Secretary $32,240
  • Physicians’ Office Receptionist $32,240
  • Emergency Medical Technician $31,700
  • Paramedic $31,980
  • Pharmacy Technician $30,410

Computers

Information Technology (IT) and Computer Careers

Are you happiest when you’re dissecting code or developing a database? Are you intrigued by computer problems? Choose from a range of IT careers creating, maintaining and trouble shooting in the digital world.

  • Computer Support
  • Database Security
  • Hardware
  • Networking
  • Programming
  • Software

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

  • Software Developer $102,880
  • Information Security Analyst $86,170
  • Web Administrator $81,140
  • Database Administrator $77,080
  • Computer Programmer $74,280
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate $61,830
  • Network Technician $61,830
  • Computer Network Support Specialist $59,090
  • System Support Technician $47,610
  • Computer User Support Specialist $46,420

Education

Education Careers

Do you love working with people? Are you happiest when you’re making a positive contribution to the welfare of others? Then consider making your career in education or community service.

  • Childcare
  • Early Childhood
  • Teaching

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

  • Preschool Teacher $27,130
  • Teacher’s Aid $24,430

Hands On or Technical

Advanced Manufacturing

Do you love making things and making things work better? Would you rather get your hands dirty than work at a computer? Then be sure to choose a career that keeps you busy building, repairing and improving.

  • Electrical
  • HVAC-R (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration)
  • Mechanical
  • Welding

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

  • First-line Supervisors of Construction Trade $59,700
  • Electrician $49,840
  • HVAC Controls Technician $44,630
  • Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning Mechanic $43,640
  • Automotive Master Mechanic $36,610
  • Welder, Cutter, Fitter and Fabricator $36,300

Natural World

Horticulture

Choose a career that puts you close to the natural world. Whether it’s working outside, improving the environment, tending to or caring for plants, these active careers are for people who would rather not sit at a desk all day.

  • Landscaping

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

  • Nursery and Greenhouse Manager $69,300
  • Landscape Manager $43,160
  • First-line Supervisors of Landscaping Workers $42,160

Bachelors and Beyond

Transfer Study
Career Paths

No matter what your skills and interests, starting your education at a community college means getting a foundation of basic classes in an attentive environment all while spending less on tuition.   

  • Art and Design
  • Business and Finance
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare and Medical
  • Humanities
  • IT (Information Technology)
  • Science
  • Social Sciences

Possible Career Paths / National Median Salary

  • Physician—Family and General Practice $172,020
  • Computer Scientist $102,190
  • Physicians’ Assistant $90,930
  • Mechanical Engineer $80,580
  • Chemist $71,770
  • Biologist $69,850
  • Technical Writer $65,500
  • Accountant $63,550
  • Marketing Analyst $63,000
  • Writer and Author $55,950
  • Social Worker $54,560
  • Elementary School Teacher $53,400
  • Historian $52,480
  • Fine Artist $44,850

Median salaries are midpoint earnings for all workers in the profession, Starting salaries will be lower and more experienced workers can expect higher levels of pay. All salaries from Onetonline.org 2013.