Columbus Jobs

  • Ohio Licensed Therapist - Sex Offender Treatment Services

    National Youth Advocate Program - Columbus, OH

    National Youth Advocate Program is a multi-state nonprofit organization dedicated to working with kids and families. We embrace a strength-based philosophy and believe that...

    from National Youth Advocate Program - 20 days ago
  • Quality Assurance Specialist

    Fountain Group - Columbus, OH

    Hello, My name is Conway and I represent The Fountain Group. We are a national staffing firm and are currently seeking a Quality Assurance Specialist for a prominent client of...

    from Fountain Group - 20 days ago
  • Adminstrative Assistant

    Interiorworks - Columbus, OH

    ~~Administrative Assistant (Downtown Columbus) A well-known downtown Columbus business, established in 1982, is looking for a part time administrative assistant (20 plus hours).

    from Interiorworks - 3 days ago
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Columbus, Ohio

Columbus is the capital and the largest city of the American state of Ohio. Named for the famed explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816. The city has a diverse economy based on education, insurance, healthcare, and technology. Acknowledged as the 8th best large city to inhabit in the US by Money Magazine, it is also recognized as an emerging global city. Residents of Columbus are usually referred to as Columbusites. In 2006 Columbus was ranked as the United States 15th largest city, with 733,203 residents, and is the country's 32nd largest metropolitan area. Located near the geographic center of the state, Columbus is the county seat of Franklin County, although parts of the city also extend into Delaware and Fairfield counties. The name Columbus is often used to refer to the Columbus Metropolitan Area, which includes many other municipalities. According to the...more

Columbus Economy

Columbus has a generally strong and diverse economy, ranking in the top 10 overall in the United States, and the best in Ohio, according to Policom Corp. As Columbus is the state capital, there is a large government presence in the city. Including city, county, state, and federal employers, government jobs provide the largest single source of employment within Columbus. With approximately 100,000 college students in the Metropolitan Area, there are a large number of people employed within higher education institutions. Large organizations include The Ohio State University, Franklin University and Columbus State Community College, as well as numerous other smaller colleges and schools. Columbus is home to no fewer than five insurance companies. Nationwide Insurance makes its home downtown in a large, multi-building complex that dominates the northern end of the downtown area. Other companies based in the city include Motorists Insurance, Grange Insurance, Safe Auto Insurance, and...more

Columbus Careers

Among the most common occupations in Columbus are Management, professional, and related occupations, 34%; Sales and office occupations, 27%; and Service occupations, 15%. Approximately 73 percent of workers in Columbus, Ohio work for companies, 15 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Columbus Industries

The leading industries in Columbus, Ohio are Educational services, and health care, and social assistance, 19%; Retail trade, 12%; and Professional, scientific, and management, and administrative and waste management services, 10%. Simply Hired's Columbus job listings indicate that the following industries in Columbus are hiring the most workers:

Columbus Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Columbus, Ohio is $36,790, and the median income of households in Columbus was $40,405.

Average Salaries in Columbus, OH

Columbus, OH


According to our Columbus Trends data, the number of Columbus, Ohio jobs has increased by 11% since September 2013.
Columbus job trends

Columbus Employment Statistics

Population of Columbus
Total population 693,983
Male 49.40%
Female 50.60%
Median age 32.1
Columbus Housing
Owner-occupied homes 53.2%
Median cost of a home $132,100
Median mortgage payment $763
Renter-occupied homes 46.8%
Vacant housing 15.7%
Median monthly rent $673
Average Income
Median for all workers $26,847
Median for all male full-time $39,612
Median for all female full-time $33,969
Household Income
Less than $10,000 11%
$10,000 to $14,999 6%
$15,000 to $24,999 13%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 18%
$50,000 to $74,999 19%
$75,000 to $99,999 11%
$100,000 to $149,999 7%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 3%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 10%
High school graduate 28%
Some college, no degree 21%
Associate's degree 6%
Bachelor's degree 21%
Graduate degree 11%
Marital Status
Never married 37%
Currently married 43%
Separated 2%
Widowed 5%
Divorced 12%
White 67%
Black or African American 27%
Asian 4%
Other 2%
Columbus Commute
Carpool 8.9%
Public transportation 2.9%
Average travel time 20 minutes

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