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Choose Your Road

South Carolina is innovating—and that means new opportunities for all. Check out the resources on this page and set yourself up for success!

Discover which industries are booming in South Carolina, explore job databases and upskilling resources, and get the tools and guidance you need to build your future in the Palmetto State.

Let's start at step one: What are you interested in?

Pick out an industry that sounds interesting to you—then drill down to discover one of the many related career opportunities right here in South Carolina. Please note all stats pulled from O-NET about job growth and salary are national rather than state-based.

Explore career paths in the manufacturing industry

South Carolina is chock full of manufacturing careers. If you'd like to build products and work on machines of all shapes and sizes, consider a career in this ever-growing industry!

This page includes information from O*NET OnLine by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA. Roadtrip Nation has modified all or some of this information. USDOL/ETA has not approved, endorsed, or tested these modifications.

Hear career stories from local professionals who've been in your shoes

From getting past obstacles to navigating new opportunities, these career stories are full of advice to help you plan your own path forward in South Carolina.

K-12 Resources

Not sure what you want to do once you graduate high school? Check out these resources to hear about exciting jobs you can explore right here in South Carolina.

College and University Resources

Heading to college soon? We'll help you make the right choices to set you up for success!

Graduate and Re-Skilling Resources

Thinking about a career shift? Explore continuing education and employment opportunities that'll help you find your fit in South Carolina.

Map out your road with the Build Your Future Activity Guide

This guide will help you (or your classroom!) engage with the stories on this site—and start planning out career goals and dreams.

Watch "Leap & Grow"

Meet the people working to bring South Carolina into a bright new future. Follow three young citizens of the state as they explore both legacy industries and exciting emerging opportunities.

Hear how people found their purpose in South Carolina.

Share Your Road

Share Your Road is a community where anyone can share the steps they've taken to build and grow their career—lending advice to the young people and career seekers on the path behind them..

Learn More

Explore your interests and find the career fit for you.

The Roadtrip Nation Experience: An online self-discovery course

A five-lesson course for students and young adults, helping you discover your interests, explore career possibilities, and connect with potential mentors. Educators & facilitators: To implement the Roadtrip Nation Experience with your learners, please reach out to

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Have more questions?

Get in touch with the SC Council on Competitiveness to set yourself up for success!

About Choose Your Road

This project was created by Roadtrip Nation, a career exploration nonprofit that aims to help everyone define their own roads in life.

Through our award-winning public television show, our bestselling book, and our online tools and resources, we use storytelling to help people explore and choose the paths that work best for them.

Fueled by:

SC Future Makers
Governor's Office
SC Competes
Strada Education Foundation

In collaboration with:

South Carolina Department of Commerce
South Carolina Department of Education
South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce
South Carolina Manufacturer's Alliance
South Carolina State Technical College System