State Profile: South Carolina

  2008-2010 Health Workforcea 2010 Graduatesb
Occupation Total % RSEc Per 100K Working-age Population Total Per 100K Working-age Population
Chiropractors 606 22.1 13.2 75 1.6
Counselors 3,735 9.7 81.5 56 1.2
Dental Assistants 3,260 12.7 71.1 NP NP
Dental Hygienists 1,983 14.6 43.2 106 2.3
Dentists 2,083 12.8 45.4 55 1.2
Diagnostic Related Technologists and Technicians 4,606 8.8 100.5 167 3.6
Dietitians and Nutritionists 1,587 17.1 34.6 NA NA
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 3,912 11.3 85.3 NP NP
Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioner Support Technologist and Technicans 8,718 8.3 190.1 84 1.8
Licensed Practical and Licenses Vocational Nurses 10,149 6.7 221.4 549 11.9
Massage Therapists 1,491 15.8 32.5 NP NP
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians 5,234 10.4 114.2 63 1.4
Medical and Health Services Managers 8,224 8.1 179.4 99 2.1
Medical Assistants and Other Healthcare Support Occupations 9,367 6.8 204.3 NP NP
Medical Records and Health Information Technicians 1,751 15.2 38.2 21 0.4
Medical Secretaries 9,895 6.4 215.8 NP NP
Nurse Anesthetistsd 927 NA 20.0 NP NP
Nurse Practitionersd 1,477 NA 31.9 NP NP
Nurse-Midwivesd 142 NA 3.1 NP NP
Nursing, Psychiatric, and Home Health Aides 33,306 3.7 726.4 NP NP
Occupational Therapists 925 19.4 20.2 NA NA
Opticians, Dispensing 601 24.7 13.1 NP NP
Optometrists 606 21.8 13.2 NA NA
Personal Care Aides 9,856 6.7 215.0 NP NP
Pharmacists 4,755 8.2 103.7 182 3.9
Physical Therapist Assistants and Aides 1,096 15.7 23.9 NP NP
Physical Therapists 2,711 12.5 59.1 65 1.4
Physician Assistants 860 21.9 18.8 67 1.4
Physicians 10,395 5.4 226.7 214 4.6
Psychologists 1,295 18.6 28.2 98 2.1
Registered Nurses 42,254 3.2 921.6 2,306 49.9
Respiratory Therapists 1,651 16.5 36.0 92 2.0
Social Workers 5,035 8.0 109.8 420 9.1
Speech-Language Pathologists 1,427 14.0 31.1 108 2.3
Veterinarians 1,123 21.9 24.5 NA NA

aHealth Workforce data are from Special Tabulations of the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample, 2008-2010

bGraduate data are from Special Tabulations of the National Center for Education Statistics Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System, 2009-2010 Data. Degree award levels included in the count of graduates are specified in Part 5 of the U.S. Health Workforce Chartbook – Technical Documentation.

c% RSE (Percent Relative Standard Error) = ((Estimate/Standard Error)*100); Lower % RSEs (i.e. proportionately lower standard errors) indicate greater precision. %RSEs between 20 and 30 percent should be used with caution

dAdvanced Practice Nursing Workforce data are from the following source(s): Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Anesthetists data are from the Area Resource File 2011-2012 Access Database, tabulations of data from the National Provider Identification File and Nurse-Midwives data are from the Area Resource File 2011-2012 AccessDatabase, tabulations of data from the American College of Nurse-Midwives.

NA: Data are not available for the selected state and occupation.

NR: Data not reported at the state-level because the RSE ≥ 30%; estimate does not meet standards of reliability

NP: Graduate data is not presented because there is no clear educational pathway for this occupation

Date Last Reviewed:  August 2016