The Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC metropolitan statistical area (MSA) had a civilian employment of approximately 162,920 as of May 2018 according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment Statistics survey (excluding self-employed and household workers). The greater Myrtle Beach, SC labor market experienced exceptional employment growth of about 35.56% (120,180 to 162,920) in the 10-year period from 2008 to 2018 which is approximately five times the 7.06% national employment growth during the same period. The 2018 labor market estimate of 162,920 for the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC MSA is comprised of the following: 6,370 (3.91%) in management occupations; 3,190 (1.96%) in business and financial operations occupations; 1,130 (0.69%) in computer and mathematical occupations; 950 (0.58%) in architecture and engineering occupations; 110 (0.07%) in life, physical and social science occupations; 1,300 (0.80%) in community and social service occupations; 730 (0.45%) in legal occupations; 9,340 (5.73%) in education, training and library occupations; 1,700 (1.04%) in arts, design, entertainment, sports and media occupations; 8,490 (5.21%) in healthcare practitioners and technical occupations; 4,050 (2.49%) in healthcare support occupations; 4,500 (2.76%) in protective service occupations; 29,440 (18.07%) in food preparation and serving related occupations; 9,720 (5.97%) in building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations; 5,500 (3.38%) in personal care and service occupations; 25,720 (15.79%) in sales and related occupations; 22,290 (13.68%) in office and administrative support occupations; 530 (0.32%) in farming, fishing and forestry occupations; 7,190 (4.41%) in construction and extraction occupations; 7,430 (4.56%) in installation, maintenance and repair occupations; 4,100 (2.52%) in production occupations; 9,140 (5.61%) in transportation and material moving occupations.
Major employers in the Myrtle Beach, SC metropolitan area include the following: Horry County School District (5,650+ employees); Wal-Mart Stores (2,800+ employees); Horry County Government (2,200+ employees); Coastal Carolina University (2,100+ employees); Conway Hospital (1,400+ employees); Grant Strand Regional Medical Center (1,350+ employees); Food Lion (1,150+ employees); McLeod Loris Seacoast (950+ employees); City of Myrtle Beach (900+ employees); Horry Telephone Cooperative (650+ employees); Conbraco Industries, Inc. (400+ employees); New South Lumber (175+ employees).
Whether serving as your vocational rehabilitation counselor, consultant or expert witness, Dr. Hankins will make use of his specialized knowledge of the greater Myrtle Beach, SC labor market to ensure that his professional opinions about individuals’ employment and earning potential are based on accurate, reliable information. In a clinical context, this maximizes the likelihood of helping clients to identify appropriate vocational goals and developing a rehabilitation plan that will allow them to achieve their employment aspirations. In a forensic context, this enables Dr. Hankins to conduct thorough, independent vocational and rehabilitation economic evaluations that culminate in the attainment of defensible conclusions about the degree of vocational disability and/or economic loss attributable to the injury or incident of interest in a case. Please contact Hankins & Hankins Vocational Consulting today to learn how we can be of help!