Columbus, OH (population: 768,662) has two laboratory schools within its city limits. Ohio State University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in the city with a laboratory program, has a total student population of 55,014. It is the 33rd highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Ohio.
Laboratory students from Columbus schools who go on to become laboratory analysts, laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory technicians, clinical laboratory researchers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 26,130 people working as computer and information scientists, research alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $105,370. Also, Biological scientists make on average $69,430 per year and there are about 29,630 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Columbus area alone, there are 70 employed biological scientists earning an average salary of $53,240. Computer and information scientists, research in this area earn $97,060/yr and there are 190 employed.
Columbus lies in Delaware county, which is one of the 36 counties in Ohio. Overall, the Columbus area has 908,190 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $20.70/hr average worker wage, and a $43,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.211 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbus are held by computer and information scientists, research, and 0.079/1000 are held by biological scientists.
Of the 2 laboratory schools in Columbus, both of them have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ohio State University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($16,868/yr) for laboratory students, with Columbus State Community College as the lowest, reported at only $5,330/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Columbus|
|Canal Winchester||OH||-||1||0.0||0||13.7 miles|
|Concord Twp||OH||-||1||37.8234||22||46.5 miles|
|Yellow Springs||OH||-||2||0.482738||0||49.3 miles|
|Saint Martin||OH||-||1||11.3716||2||72.1 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.4 miles|
|New Boston||OH||-||1||21.3268||7||85.7 miles|
|New Philadelphia||OH||-||2||20.6614||41||88.6 miles|