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Top 9 Companies for Jobs in Columbus, Georgia

Updated on March 1, 2017
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City Library of Columbus, Georgia.
City Library of Columbus, Georgia. | Source

Downtown Business District

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The downtown business district of Columbus is nearby the Fort Benning US Army Base, which provides increasing numbers of customers every year.. Thus, business and jobs are growing.

Revitalization in this area has brought music schools and entertainment venues, dozens of food chains, and retail shops to Columbus. A number of official historic sites add to the interest of the city, especially regarding the American Civil War.

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.

Nine major companies in Downtown Columbus include the following:

  1. Aflac (AFL): Insurance
  2. Blue Cross/Blue Shield: Insurance
  3. Total Systems Services or TSYS (TSS)
  4. Synovus Financial (SNV)
  5. Carmike Cinemas (CKEC): The national company HQ is located in Columbus.
  6. Coca-Cola Bottling Company: The beverage was invented here in Georgia in Columbus by Dr. John Pemberton
  7. W.C. Bradley Company: Real Estate and Char Broil Grills
  8. Lamplight Farms: Manufacturing of Tiki torches for home and business.
  9. Zebco Fishing: Rods and reels, and equipment for many other sports.

Source: Local Chamber of Commerce statistics.

Fort Benning Boosts Economy

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

The City of Columbus 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.

Columbus and Fort Benning

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C markerRobins Air Force Base -
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Job Openings in Health and Medical

The highest demand for workers in this city occurs in the fastest growing occupations in Healthcare, Education, and Social Services.

The Health 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, Non-Insurance Jobs

  1. Nursing & Residential Care Facilities
  2. Hospitals
  3. Health Care Assistance
  4. Ambulatory Health Care Services

Related Services Needing Workers

  1. Social Assistance (aides and companions)
  2. Administrative & Support Services (including hospitals and insurance companies)
  3. Educational Services

Insurance Companies Advertising The Most Open Positions

  1. Columbus Insurance Group
  2. State Farm Insurance Companies
  3. Flowers-Lewis & Associates
  4. Budget Auto Insurance
  5. Payne's World-Wide Insurance
  6. Delta Life Insurance Co
  7. Woodmen of the World Insurance
  8. Financial Management Brokerage

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

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.

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 Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, Georgia.Pembroke House, Coca Cola and National Historic Site.
 Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, Georgia.
Coca-Cola Space Science Center in Columbus, Georgia. | Source
Pembroke House, Coca Cola and National Historic Site.
Pembroke House, Coca Cola and National Historic Site. | Source

Bottling Companies in Columbus GA

  • Buffalo Rock Company: Pepsi Cola Distributor at 4356 Allied Drive, Columbus
  • CCBCC Operations, LLC: 6055 Coca Cola Blvd, Columbus
  • Cott Beverages Inc.: 1000 10th Ave., Columbus
  • MWM Cola Co LLC: 6231 Gateway Road, Columbus
  • Southeast Canners, Inc.: 7607 Veterans Parkway, Columbus

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

Education & Training for Jobs

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)


Columbus Historic Sites

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Dr. Pemberton's House historic marker. The house is in the next photo.Dr. Pemberton's House.11 7th Street in Columbus, Georgia.May's Folly or "Octagon House" at 527 First Avenue.Springer Opera HouseRiverwalk in the Downtown District.
Dr. Pemberton's House historic marker. The house is in the next photo.
Dr. Pemberton's House historic marker. The house is in the next photo. | Source
Dr. Pemberton's House.11 7th Street in Columbus, Georgia.
Dr. Pemberton's House.11 7th Street in Columbus, Georgia. | Source
May's Folly or "Octagon House" at 527 First Avenue.
May's Folly or "Octagon House" at 527 First Avenue. | Source
Springer Opera House
Springer Opera House | Source
Riverwalk in the Downtown District.
Riverwalk in the Downtown District. | Source

Local Gathering of Superheroes

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

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

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      Whitney 9 years ago from Georgia

      What made you pick Columbus, GA?

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      Patty Inglish 9 years ago from North America

      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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      Whitney 9 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 9 years ago from North America

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

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      Wayne Long 9 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 9 years ago from North America

      Thanks for the support!

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      wajay_47 8 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 8 years ago from North America

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

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      Tyrone O. 8 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 8 years ago from North America

      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!

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      Tyrone O 8 years ago

      Thank you for the important information Patty.

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