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Healthcare Jobs in Columbus, OH Overview
Healthcare jobs in Columbus, OH account for almost 10 percent of the job market there. Out of every 1,000 Columbus residents, 61 work in a healthcare practitioner capacity while over 34 work in healthcare support. Healthcare practitioners are those who have gone to school for several years, trained for several more, and currently maintain licensure in order to be allowed to administer treatment. Professionals in this field include doctors, midwives, surgeons, pharmacists, psychiatrists, athletic trainers, veterinarians, and registered nurses. Healthcare support professionals assist healthcare practitioners. Medical assistants, nursing assistants, dental assistants, medical transcriptionists, and orderlies fall under this category.
Columbus, OH Healthcare Job Market
The Columbus healthcare job market is set to grow rapidly, and soon. Currently, some 8.6 percent of the population is 65 years of age or older, but another 15 percent of Columbus residents are between the ages of 50 and 65. Within the next decade, the population of people over 65 could nearly triple. The Bureau of Labor Statistics explains that an aging population is one of the biggest drivers of growth in the healthcare industry. They predict the healthcare jobs market will expand by 2.6 percent per year until 2022, adding some 5 million jobs in the industry.
Healthcare Salaries in Columbus, OH
Healthcare salaries in Columbus, OH average around $74,410 per year or $35.78 per hour for healthcare practitioners. Within this category, oral and maxillofacial surgeons command the highest average salary in Columbus, $257,000 per year, or $123.56 per hour. Specialist dentists are second with an average salary of $247,170 per year, or $118.83 per hour. Healthcare support professionals in Columbus, OH earn $26,350 per year, or $12.67 per hour, on average . Occupational therapy assistants earn the most in the subset, with average salaries of $58,530 per year, or $28.14 per hour.