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Trade Schools in South Carolina

Trade schools in South Carolina regularly accept new students into their professional vocational programs across the state. Courses are available both on-campus and through distance learning, in fields ranging from healthcare to information technology, finance and, of course, the classic skilled trades.

The information provided on this page is intended to give prospective students an idea of where job growth will be in the state’s near future, and how vocational schools in South Carolina can help them start new jobs in these areas.

The Future of Jobs in South Carolina

According to the South Carolina Department of Commerce, the state has enjoyed the second-fastest job growth of anywhere in the Southeast over the past 12 months. During that time, professional and business sector jobs, as well as positions in manufacturing and construction, have seen particularly robust growth. The healthcare industry also continues to see a significant increase in new jobs as the state adjusts its needs to better accommodate its 21st Century demographics.

Use our quick search feature below to find sponsored schools near you that are currently accepting students.

Trade Schools in SC

Where to Find Trade Schools in SC

At this time, there are 55 accredited trade schools in South Carolina per the National Center for Education Statistics. The table featured below includes a link to each school’s website, as well as general data about the programs offered and other useful information.

Name Address
Academy of Hair Technology 3715 E North St Ste F, Greenville, South Carolina 29615-2363
Aiken School of Cosmetology 225 Richland Ave East, Aiken, South Carolina 29801
Bob Jones University 1700 Wade Hampton Boulavard, Greenville, South Carolina 29614-0001
Brown Mackie College-Greenville Two Liberty Square, 75 Beattie Place Ste 100, Greenville, South Carolina 29601
Centura College-Columbia 7500 Two Notch Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29223
Centura College-North Charleston 8088 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406-9235
Charleston Cosmetology Institute 8484 Dorchester Road, Charleston, South Carolina 29420
Charleston School of Law 81 Mary Street, Charleston, South Carolina 29403
Charzanne Beauty College 1549 Hwy 72 E, Greenwood, South Carolina 29649
Columbia Academy of Cosmetology 1221 Sunset Boulevard, West Columbia, South Carolina 29169-5911
Cosmetic Arts Institute 1789 Hampton Street, Walterboro, South Carolina 29488-4216
Forrest College 601 E River Street, Anderson, South Carolina 29624-2405
Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach 3268 Waccamaw Blvd., Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579
ITT Technical Institute-Columbia 1628 Browning Road, Suite 180, Columbia, South Carolina 29210
ITT Technical Institute-Greenville Six Independence Pointe, Greenville, South Carolina 29615
ITT Technical Institute-Myrtle Beach 9654 North King’s Highway, Suite 101, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572-0000
ITT Technical Institute-North Charleston 2431 W Aviation Ave, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406
Jolei’s Hair Institute 203 E. Main Street, Olanta, South Carolina 29114-9337
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology 3528-A Earl E. Morris Jr. Highway, Greenville, South Carolina 29611-7553
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology and Nails-Columbia 449 Saint Andrews Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Columbia 7474 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, South Carolina 29209
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Florence 2443 West Lucas Street, Florence, South Carolina 29501
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-North Augusta 1113 Knox Avenue, North Augusta, South Carolina 29841
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill 2383 Cherry Road, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Spartanburg 1515 John B White SR Blvd, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301
Lacy Cosmetology School 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, South Carolina 29407-4605
Lacy Cosmetology School-Aiken 3084 Whiskey Rd, Aiken, South Carolina 29803
Lacy Cosmetology School-Goose Creek 98 Davenport St, Goose Creek, South Carolina 29445
Lacy Cosmetology School-Lexington 2549 Augusta Hwy, Lexington, South Carolina 29073
LeGrand Institute of Cosmetology inc 2418 Broad St, Camden, South Carolina 29020
Medix School-Fortis College 246 Stoneridge Dr Ste 101, Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Miller-Motte Technical College 2541 Highway 501 East, Conway, South Carolina 29526-9508
Miller-Motte Technical College-North Charleston 8085 Rivers Ave., Ste E, Charleston, South Carolina 29418
Palmetto Beauty School 2601 East Main Street, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29307-1424
Paul Mitchell The School-Charleston 4952 Centre Pointe Drive, Suite 114, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418-6993
Paul Mitchell The School-Columbia 700 Gervais Street Suite D, Columbia, South Carolina 29201-3126
Regency Beauty Institute-Columbia 260T Harbison Blvd, Unit 20, Columbia, South Carolina 29212
Regency Beauty Institute-Spartanburg 225 W Black Stock Rd, Suite OP3, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301
Salon 496 Barber Academy 496 S. Pleasantburg Drive, Greenville, South Carolina 29607-2548
South University-Columbia 9 Science Court, Columbia, South Carolina 29203
Southeastern Institute-Charleston 4600 Goer Dr, Ste 105, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406
Southeastern Institute-Columbia 1420 Colonial Life Blvd, Suite 80, Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Strand College of Hair Design 423 79th Ave N, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572
Strayer University-Charleston Campus 5010 Wetland Crossing, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418
Strayer University-Columbia Campus 200 Center Point Circle, Ste 300, Columbia, South Carolina 29210
Strayer University-South Carolina 555 N Pleasantburg Dr Ste 300, Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Styletrends Barber and Hairstyling Academy 239 Hampton St, Rock Hill, South Carolina 29730
Sumter Beauty College 921 Carolina Ave, Sumter, South Carolina 29150-2871
The Art Institute of Charleston 24 N. Market St, Charleston, South Carolina 29401
University of Phoenix-Columbia Campus 1001 Pinnacle Point Dr, Columbia, South Carolina 29223-5727
Virginia College-Charleston 6185 Rivers Avenue, North Charleston, South Carolina 29406
Virginia College-Columbia 7201 Two Notch Rd, Columbia, South Carolina 29223
Virginia College-Florence 2400 David H. McLeod Blvd, Florence, South Carolina 29501
Virginia College-Greenville 78 Global Dr Ste 200, Greenville, South Carolina 29607
Virginia College-Spartanburg 8150 Warren H. Abernathy Highway, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29301-2450

Employment & Salary Outlook

South Carolina’s 10 Fastest Growing Occupations

The 10 occupations highlighted on the following list have been identified by the State of South Carolina as its fastest-growing through 2020. You can watch a brief video profiling each position, or review its projected employment data, by clicking on any of the names below.

Personal Care Aides

Minimum Education: Less than high school.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $19,100

2010 Employment: 8,300

2020 Employment: 13,300

Pct Change: 60%

 

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Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $27,900

2010 Employment: 1,220

2020 Employment: 1,880

Pct Change: 54%

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Helpers - Carpenters

Minimum Education: Less than high school with apprenticeship.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $25,000

2010 Employment: 1,090

2020 Employment: 1,590

Pct Change: 45%

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Market Research Analysts and Specialists

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $51,100

2010 Employment: 1,940

2020 Employment: 2,730

Pct Change: 41%

 

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Medical Secretaries

Minimum Education: High school diploma.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $29,200

2010 Employment: 6,330

2020 Employment: 8,910

Pct Change: 41%

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Physical Therapist Assistants

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $51,200

2010 Employment: 1,030

2020 Employment: 1,440

Pct Change: 40%

 

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Dental Hygienists

Minimum Education: Two-year associate’s degree from an accredited program.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $55,500

2010 Employment: 2,430

2020 Employment: 3,380

Pct Change: 39%

 

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Personal Financial Advisors

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $54,200

2010 Employment: 1,640

2020 Employment: 2,250

Pct Change: 37%

 

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Healthcare Social Workers

Minimum Education: Master’s degree.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $39,900

2010 Employment: 2,370

2020 Employment: 3,250

Pct Change: 37%

 

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Software Developers, Systems Software

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Median Salary in SC (2012): $72,400

2010 Employment: 1,470

2020 Employment: 2,010

Pct Change: 37%

 

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Source: South Carolina Employment Security Commission

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