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Medical Assisting

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Entry Level Salary Average: $29,370
  • 86% placement rate for 2011-2013 graduates

Employers

Recent graduates have found work with

  • Carolina Health Centers
  • Greenwood Genetic Center
  • Martha Franks Baptist Retirement Home
  • Many more...

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Massage Therapy

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Possible to earn $15 - $60/hour
  • Average wage for PTC grads is $26.62/hour
  • 86% placement rate for 2009-2011 graduates
  • Full or part-time available

Entry Level Positions:

  • Healthcare settings, including medical and rehabilitation centers
  • Chiropractic offices
  • Fitness Centers
  • More...

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Human Services

Career Information

Career Tracks

  • Entry Level Average: $28,850
  • 76% placement rate for 2011 - 2013 graduates 
  • Good opportunity for advancement within an organization as additional credentialing is obtained

Entry Level Positions

  • Mental Health Technician
  • Chemical Dependency Technician
  • Gerontology Activity Director

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Funeral Service

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Entry Level Average: $28,230 per year
  • Entry Level Range: $20,000 - $38,000
  • 93% Placement Rate
  • Employment in cities and towns of all sizes

Entry Level Positions:

  • Funeral Director
  • Embalmer
  • Funeral Home Manager
  • Work in a funeral home, mortuary, or hospital pathology lab

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Emergency Medical Technician

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Entry Level Average: $22,610
  • Entry Level Range: $21,000 - $42,000

Entry Level Positions:

  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Emergency Room Technician

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Cardiovascular Technology

Career Information

Career Tracks:

  • Median Salary: $46,000/year
  • Salary Range: $26,000 - $74,000

Entry Level Positions:

  • Invasive Cardiovascular Technician
  • Noninvasive Cardiovascular Technician

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Amanda Moss

Amanda Moss didn’t grow up around the funeral service business. But she has found that it's the career that she was meant to have.

Moss graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, but the field of pathology had always been interesting to her. She considered a pre-med major with plans to go into forensic pathology, but said her fear of medical school put her on a different path.

Ricky Fernandez

When you first meet Ricky Fernandez, he comes across as a soft-spoken, respectful Southern gentleman. But, that gentle first impression hides a few secrets.

Fernandez spends his days teaching elementary students in Cherokee County and his evenings as a licensed funeral director and embalmer.

While in high school, Fernandez had an interest in funeral service. Upon graduating from Jonesville High School, he researched programs and, at that time, the only option available to him was to attend Gupton-Jones in Atlanta.

Sharon Calliham

Sharon Calliham has found her passion in helping people. As a registered respiratory therapist working in home health, she gets to fuel that passion each day.

“I love the personal interaction with the patients,” she said. “They become part of my family.”

Calliham came to Piedmont Tech following a long career in textiles. As the jobs started to go, she knew she needed to find a new profession. She decided she needed to go back to school.

Darren Jones

Darren Jones is on his way to fulfilling a dream that began as a sixth grade student researching career options. The Greenwood native has been recruited to work as the operations manager for Terry Funeral Home in Philadelphia.

Jones graduated from Piedmont Technical College in August 2010 with his associate degree in funeral service education. He knew from a young age that it was what he wanted to do.

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