TCL health sciences accepting applications for fall

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The Technical College of the Lowcountry is now accepting applications for fall entry into its health sciences programs, which include massage therapy, nursing, physical therapist assistant, radiologic technology, central sterile processing and medical assisting. Applications are due April 15.

“Entry into TCL’s health sciences programs is highly competitive, so it’s best to start the application process early,” Health Sciences Dean Glenn Levicki said.

Health Sciences students experience on-campus learning using high-tech simulation equipment and receive additional hands-on practice at clinical sites located throughout Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties.

By combining classroom and clinical education, TCL health sciences programs truly prepare students for their careers.

“TCL’s health sciences programs, all of which are nationally accredited, are vigorous and demanding but produce extremely qualified and successful graduates,” Levicki said. “This is exactly why they are so highly sought after by health care employers here and across the country.”

The job outlook is exceptional for TCL health sciences graduates. Employment in health care occupations is expected to grow 19 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average. Over this same time about 2.3 million new health care jobs will be added, more than any other group of occupations. This expected growth is due to an aging population and because of more individuals having access to health insurance, according to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

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