Business, Government and Work In Columbus, Georgia

Columbus Georgia Museum emphasizes military history and sacrifice.
Columbus Georgia Museum emphasizes military history and sacrifice. | Source

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 markerColumbus, Georgia -
Columbus, GA, USA
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A Few of the US Army, Navy and USAF Sites in Georgia

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A markerUS Navy, Georgia -
Navy Forces Ct, Marietta, GA 30060, USA
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B markerUS Army, Georgia -
Lawson Army Airfield, Fort Benning, GA 31905, USA
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C markerUS Army, Georgia -
Georgia Army National Guard Recruiting, 102 Varnedoe St, Thomasville, GA 31792, USA
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D markerUS Army, Georgia -
Decatur County Industrial Air Park (BGE), 414 4th Ramp, Bainbridge, GA 39817, USA
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E markerUS Army, Georgia -
Waycross/Ware Co Airport-Ays (AYS), 3098 Keen Dr, Waycross, GA 31503, USA
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F markerUS Army, Georgia -
MidCoast Regional Airport, 1116 East Lowes circle, Hinesville, GA 31313, USA
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G markerUS Army, Macon Georgia -
N Armed Forces Blvd, Warner Robins, GA 31093, USA
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H markerUSAF Georgia -
Robins AFB, GA 31098, USA
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I markerUSAF Georgia -
Moody AFB, Bemiss Rd, Valdosta, GA 31699, USA
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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:

  1. Dental Hygienists
  2. Medical Assistants
  3. Medical Records Techs
  4. Radiations Therapists and Techs
  5. IT Systems Analysts
  6. 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

Related 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

Superheroes at a benefit for children in Columbus.
Superheroes at a benefit for children in Columbus. | Source

Most Frequently Seen Job Listings Advertised

The job titles most often listed in Columbus, Georgia include:

  1. Physical Therapists
  2. Installers & Repair Technicians
  3. Project Managers - IT, other.
  4. Occupational Therapists
  5. Physical Therapy Assistants and Aides
  6. Patient Services Technician Specialists, Patient Care Techs
  7. Specimen Accessioners - Healthcare
  8. Financial Advisors
  9. Functional Analysts - IT
  10. Outside Sales Representatives
  11. Continuous Improvement Managers - Manufacturing and other.
  12. Taco Bell Assistant Managers
  13. Cobol Eztrieve Programmers
  14. Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives
  15. Senior System Analysts - IT

Historic Attractions

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John Stith Pemberton, the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola. Located at World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.May's Folly or "Octagon House" at 527 First Avenue (public domain).
John Stith Pemberton, the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola. Located at World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta.
John Stith Pemberton, the pharmacist who invented Coca-Cola. Located at World of Coca-Cola in Atlanta. | Source
May's Folly or "Octagon House" at 527 First Avenue (public domain).
May's Folly or "Octagon House" at 527 First Avenue (public domain).

Springer Opera House, Interior

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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

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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

PEACH BELT COLLEGE CONFERENCE

TENNIS

  • Cooper Creek Tennis

Columbus Convention and Visitor's Bureau

© 2008 Patty Inglish

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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

What made you pick Columbus, GA?


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

The three major cities, especially for jobs, in Georgia are Atlanta, Augusta, and Georgia, so I did all three. Plus there is the soft drink bottling history that's interesting.


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Whitney05 8 years ago from Georgia

Very cool. Are you going to do a hub about the drink bottling history? I didn't see the other two, but I'll go check them out now.


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

That's a good idea. I might do one on jobs in the bottling industry and could include the history. Thanks for the idea!


Wayne Long 8 years ago

Columbus is a great place to live and work. There is a lot of positive job news in the area with the expansion of the base, AFLAC, Cessna, and the location of the KIA plant here. Great Hub!


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Patty Inglish, MS 8 years ago from North America Author

Thanks for the support!


wajay_47 7 years ago

Hi Patty. Great article, I was just researching Columbus, Georgia when I found your hub. Nicely done.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Thank you! - That's nice of you to say.


Tyrone O. 7 years ago

What good jobs are in Columbus, Georgia if you are moving in the area. In the field of nursing and shipping & receiving.


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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America Author

Check all the links under "Jobs in Columbus Georgia" and you will find them. Also check each of the Hospitals with links above that.

Success to you in your job search!


Tyrone O 7 years ago

Thank you for the important information Patty.

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