Login
Copyright

Columbus, Ohio: Fastest Growing Careers and Economy Overview

If you are interested in getting started in or switching to a career with good job growth in Columbus, Ohio, this article is a good starting point. Read on to find brief facts about Columbus, its top employers and job projections for the area.

View popular schools

Overview

Located near the exact center of Ohio in Franklin County, Columbus is the largest city in the state and 15th largest in the country, with a 2016 population of 787,033, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that Columbus enjoyed an unemployment rate of only 4.2% in December 2015.

Largest Employers

The Columbus Region website reports that the following are the top 10 employers in the 11-county area that makes up the region:

  • JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Nationwide
  • Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc.
  • L Brands, Inc.
  • Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated
  • Cardinal Health
  • American Electric Power Company, Inc.
  • Alliance Data Retail Services
  • PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Abercrombie & Fitch Company

Find schools that offer these popular programs

  • Agriculture
  • Architecture
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Business
  • Communications and Journalism
  • Computer Sciences
  • Culinary Arts and Personal Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Liberal Arts and Humanities
  • Mechanic and Repair Technologies
  • Medical and Health Professions
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Transportation and Distribution
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Fastest-Growing Jobs

According to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services' Bureau of Labor Market Information, the following are projected to be among the fastest-growing jobs in the Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) between 2012 and 2022:

  • Interpreters and Translators
  • Home Health Aides
  • Medical Secretaries
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Computer Systems Analysts
  • Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists
  • Personal and Home Care Aides
  • Postsecondary Health Specialties Teachers
  • Carpenters
  • Dental Hygienists
Next: View Schools

What is your highest level of education?

Some College
Complete your degree or find the graduate program that's right for you.
High School Diploma
Explore schools that offer bachelor and associate degrees.
Still in High School
Earn your diploma of GED. Plan your undergraduate education.

Schools you may like:

Popular Schools

The listings below may include sponsored content but are popular choices among our users.

Find your perfect school

What is your highest level of education?