Business, Government and Work In Columbus, Georgia
US Army Installations And Businesses In Columbus
The City of Columbus, Georgia sits at the northwest edge of the large compound of the US Army's Fort Benning.
This army base supports multiple thousands of US Army enlistees as they process through the base for the US Army Infantry School. They bring substantial amounts of money into the local economy during their assignments here, which boosts the overall community wealth. Additional military operations operate from this base throughout each year.
In the Downtown District, revitalization has brought music schools and entertainment venues to the city, as well as dozens of food chains and retail shops. A number of historic sites add to the interest of the city, especially referencing the American Civil War in this area.
Three country clubs inhabit Columbus and these include Green Island Country Club, the Country Club of Columbus, and Maple Ridge Country Club.
Aside from golf courses, the city offers Callaway Gardens nearby in Pine Mountain, along with many open green areas and public parks.
Other major companies or agencies operating successfully in the city include:
- Aflac (AFL)
- Blue Cross/Blue Shield
- Total Systems Services or TSYS (TSS)
- Synovus Financial (SNV)
- Carmike Cinemas (CKEC) - The company HQ is located in Columbus.
- Coca-Cola Bottling Company - The beverage was invented here in Georgia in Columbus Dr. John Pemberton
- W.C. Bradley Company - Real estate and Char Broil Grills
- Lamplight Farms - Manufacture of Tiki torches)
- Zebco Fishing
Columbus, Georgia Map - Between Macon and Montgomery
A Few of the US Army, Navy and USAF Sites in Georgia
Openings in Health and Medical, State Farm Insurance, and AFLAC
The highest demand for workers in this city occurs in the fastest growing occupations in Healthcare, Education, and Social Services.
The Insurance & Financial Products Industry is also a big supplier of employment opportunities within such companies as AFLAC and Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Georgia.
Top High Demand Jobs in Columbus:
- Dental Hygienists
- Medical Assistants
- Medical Records Techs
- Radiations Therapists and Techs
- IT Systems Analysts
- Social Workers, especially in Mental Health Agencies
In the Greater Columbus Area, including Muscogee County, the following jobs are expected to increase by high percentages.
Health and Medical
- Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
- Health Care Assistance
- Ambulatory Health Care Services
- Social Assistance (aides and companions)
- Administrative & Support Services (including hospitals and insurance companies)
- Educational Services
Insurance Companies Advertising Open Positions
Local Gathering of Superheroes
Most Frequently Seen Job Listings Advertised
The job titles most often listed in Columbus, Georgia include:
- Physical Therapists
- Installers & Repair Technicians
- Project Managers - IT, other.
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides
- Patient Services Technician Specialists, Patient Care Techs
- Specimen Accessioners - Healthcare
- Financial Advisors
- Functional Analysts - IT
- Outside Sales Representatives
- Continuous Improvement Managers - Manufacturing and other.
- Taco Bell Assistant Managers
- Cobol Eztrieve Programmers
- Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives
- Senior System Analysts - IT
Historic AttractionsClick thumbnail to view full-size
Springer Opera House, Interior
Soft Drink Manufacturing
Five beverage bottling companies offer interesting museum exhibits as well as some opportunities for employment in Columbus, Georgia. Several successful bottling companies operate in the city.
Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, Georgia
Bottling Companies in Columbus GA
- Buffalo Rock Company
- CCBCC Operations, LLC
- Cott Beverages Inc
- MWM Cola Co LLC
- Southeast Canners, Inc.
Higher Education Sites
Colleges and Universities Near Columbus, Georgia
- Columbia State University
- Columbus Technical College
- Auburn University (within 40 miles) - Consistently ranked in the Top 50 schools nationwide by the magazine US News & World Report. Wide range of training programs available. Quick commute times to Columbus GA.
Hospitals and Medical Centers In and Around Columbus
- Columbus Regional Healthcare
- Doctor's Hospital
- Houghston Orthopedic Hospital
- Martin Army Community Hospital (Fort Benning)
- St. Francis Hospital
- Summit Hospital (Phoenix City)
- West Georgia Health System (LaGrange)
Sports and Recreation
The River Walk
Sports Opportunities - Professional and Recreational
Professional Major and Minor Leagues
- Columbus Catfish Baseball at Golden Park
- Columbus Cottonmouths Hockey
- Columbus Riverdragons Basketball
- Columbus Georgia Sports Council
PEACH BELT COLLEGE CONFERENCE
- Cooper Creek Tennis
Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau
© 2008 Patty Inglish
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