What kind of jobs are there in Columbia, SC?

Because Columbia is South Carolina's state capital, jobs are available here with the state government. 

There are also lots of opportunities in the health care and education fields thanks to USC and Prisma Health Richland Hospital. The University of South Carolina offers research opportunities as well as other jobs in the university sphere.

Other major employers in the Columbia area include BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina and Palmetto GBA, AT&T, and the local government and school districts. 

Job Market Index

Index Score: 6.7 /10

How we calculate this.

Columbia has a healthier job market than similarly sized metro areas.

Average Annual Salary



Unemployment Rate 2019

of people are without a job

1.0% lower than national average

Unemployment Rate Over Time

Data sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.