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Festival Latino returns at Genoa Park for first time in three years

4 hours 30 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- For the first time since 2019, Festival Latino was back in action in Genoa Park this weekend.

Organizers and longtime vendors said huge crowds flocked to the festival all weekend long.

“Super happy the crowds were enormous yesterday,” said Festival Latino Director Rich Corsi. “So we’re glad to be back.”

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Longtime festival vendor Omar D’Angelo started coming to the festival with a simple tent stand; now he has a food truck and restaurant in downtown Columbus which he credits to the support of the community.

“I think it’s just because it feels like a family,” said D’Angelo. “Probably like Thanksgiving, it’s like everybody gets together and enjoys the food, the family, and the music.

It's a sentiment echoed by organizers.

“A lot of these food vendors, marketplace vendors, and sponsors, they’re like family,” Corsi said. “They come out every year, so we are very happy to be back and live."

D’Angelo said the support of the community is as important as ever.

“We have been through a pandemic, and I think that this is a time to go support and have a trip to South America just here in Columbus,” D’Angelo said.

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The event featured music, dancing, arts, and food from all over Latin America.

“This is almost like taking a trip to South America to Latino America where you can get food from different countries,” D’Angelo said.

Besides immersing yourself in the different Latin cultures and all they have to offer, festival goers could receive bilingual information from social service organizations and free health screenings.

This year the festival celebrated its 25th year by adding a kickoff dance party on Friday night at Lower.com Field in the Arena District.

Categories: Ohio News

Free haircuts, school supplies given out in Linden

4 hours 31 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Dozens of children in the Linden area are ready for school with new supplies and new haircuts.

The fifth annual Cops and Barbers event was held Sunday at the Linden Community Center, with 100 students given backpacks full of everything they need for school. Those students also got free haircuts to start the school year.

AEP Ohio helped with making sure the children got the school supplies and the barbers volunteered their time.

They said the best pard is seeing the students happy.

“The smiles, making these kids happy, sending them to school fresh,” said barber Robert Cayson.

“When the kids come in, they get their haircuts, they’re looking good, they walk a little taller, they’re feeling good, and when they’re doing that, they do better,” said AEP Ohio spokesperson Tracie Campbell.

Cops and Barbers was started by a local barber and Columbus police officer who wanted to help the community.

The children also took part in a bunch of activities at the event.

Categories: Ohio News

Ohio State University students begin moving into dorms

4 hours 31 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – It’s about to get a lot busier on the Ohio State University campus, with move in officially starting Monday.

Over the next week or so, there will be about 14,000 first- and second-year students moving into residence halls.

Some, however, took advantage of the weekend to start moving in early.

It’s that time of year when parents and their children are around the OSU campus, unloading cars and pushing around full carts into the dormitories.

Two years ago, move in was spread over 12 days instead of two because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Last year, it was cut to six days, and will be six days again this year.

According to the university’s Office of Student Life, that’s because families said they liked it that way.

Students moving in Sunday said they enjoy getting to move in early.

“It was fast, it was way better than last year,” said OSU sophomore Maxwell Fidler. “I went in the middle of move-in week last year and there’s so many people. Everybody is moving around, hard to get these red carts we just brought out here, but coming today is really easy.”

“Took a lot of trips,” said Ash Williams, also a sophomore. “Fourth trip, had to go out and buy some stuff that we forgot, or I was told to bring it and I forgot it.”

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Suspect in fatal east Columbus parking lot shooting due in court

5 hours 51 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- The suspect in a fatal shooting at an east Columbus convenience market in July is scheduled to be in court Monday.

Richard Schoonover, 49, of Columbus, is scheduled to appear in common pleas court for an arraignment.

Schoonover is facing murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, and weapons and charges in connection with the July 25 shooting of Robert J. Lester, 52.

21-year-old man shot in downtown near nightclub pronounced dead

According to police, officers found Lester suffering from a gunshot wound to his head in the parking lot near Livingston Market in the Driving Park neighborhood.

Police said the shooting happened a short distance away, on the 1900 block of West Broad Street, according to a second victim, who reportedly drove Lester away from the shooting. The second person was not injured.

Investigators believe Lester may have purchased a bag of marijuana in the area of 86 South Richardson Ave. using a fake $100 bill. He was shot in the Hilltop and driven to the East Side where he died from his injuries.

Schoonover was found by officers around Alkire Road and Demorest Road on Aug. 4 and arrested without incident.

Categories: Ohio News

The Spectrum: CHIPS Act in Ohio; candidates in November election

8 hours 8 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – This week on The Spectrum:

  • A historic investment that’s poised to put Ohio on the cusp of a technological boom.

    “We are better positioned than any other nation in the world to win the economic competition of the 21st century,” said President Joe Biden.

    The Spectrum takes a look at the CHIPS Act and its impact on Ohio.
  • With the general election less than three months away, meet the candidates who will be vying for your vote.

    This week, meet two men looking to represent Ohio’s 15th Congressional District: Incumbent Mike Carey (R) and his Democratic challenger Gary Josephson.
  • A bill with bipartisan support in the Ohio Statehouse could let people out of prison early if the state changes sentencing laws for those crimes.
  • Republican strategist Terry Casey and Democratic strategist Derrick Clay join the all-star roundtable to take a look at the Biden administration’s big legislative wins, Ohio’s lieutenant governor being linked to the House Bill 6 scandal, and a possible school strike in Columbus.
Categories: Ohio News

Gray, cool finish to weekend, comfortable week ahead

8 hours 47 min ago

Showers will gradually drift south and east of the Columbus area this evening, with skies remaining mostly cloudy, holding temperatures to the low 70s--nearly 15 degrees below normal.

A weak area of low pressure will shift south across eastern Indiana into Kentucky overnight. A few lingering showers are possible, mainly across southern and eastern parts of the state closer to upper-level low pressure. Highs will top out in the upper 70s Monday afternoon, with a few breaks of sun and widely scattered showers, with a stray storm in spots.

Dry weather will return by Tuesday, with pleasant afternoon readings in the upper 70s and low 80s, a pattern that will continue through the week, with partly to mostly sunny skies in a northwesterly flow aloft.

There will be an opportunity for showers and storms ahead of a cold front next weekend.

Forecast
  • Sunday: Cloudy, cool, showers, storm south. High 72
  • Tonight: Spotty showers. Low 62
  • Monday: Clouds linger, stray shower/storm. High 79
  • Tuesday: Mix clouds and sun. High 79 (63)
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 80 (61)
  • Thursday: Sunny. High 82 (61)
  • Friday: Sunny. High 83 (62)
  • Saturday: Partly sunny, p.m. pop-ups High 83 (64)
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21-year-old man shot in downtown near nightclub pronounced dead, per police

11 hours 41 min ago

An earlier report on the shooting can be seen in the video player above.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus police announced Sunday that a 21-year-old man died after being shot Saturday morning near a downtown Columbus nightclub.

CPD state that they received reports of a shooting close to 1:45 a.m. Saturday near the XO nightclub on East Long Street. At the scene, officers found Sylvester Watkins with a gunshot wound.

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After being transported to Grant Medical Center in critical condition, police said Watkins was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. Saturday morning, police said two people were detained at the scene.

This is the 86th homicide in the city of Columbus in 2022.

Anyone with further information is asked to call CPD at 614-645-4730.

Categories: Ohio News

Connecting with COSI: Checking in with Emmy-winning CEO and President Dr. B

12 hours 48 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Storm Team 4’s meteorologist Liz McGiffin met up with Dr. Frederic Bertley, President & CEO at COSI, to talk about what is happening at the downtown Columbus science center.

Dr. B discussed his recent Emmy-award winning series' Dr. B in 3 and QED with Dr. B. Both shows were not only nominated, but won five Ohio Valley Chapter Emmy Awards.

He also shared the latest on new exhibits coming to COSI this fall to replace the Cuba and Marvel traveling exhibits. They will be Pterosaurs: Flight in the Age of Dinosaurs and Doc McStuffins.

You can watch the discussion in the video player above.

Click here to watch Dr. B in 3 or here to QED with Dr. B.

For more information about COSI, look into exhibits that are currently open, or check when they are open, you can visit COSI.org.

Check out some experiments below:

Invisibility experiment

Using bubbles to learn about engineering

Molecular realignment with liquid nitrogen

How astronauts stay safe from intense heat

Farm Days Seed Necklace

Categories: Ohio News

Detectives look for tips in 2020 south Columbus murder case

15 hours 25 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Central Ohio Crime Stoppers and police detectives are looking for community tips into the 2020 shooting death of Zachariah Perry in south Columbus.

On May 5, 2020, Columbus police officers went to the 1100 block of Heyl Avenue and found two men with gunshot wounds. Perry was pronounced dead at 5:13 a.m. while the second male victim was taken to Grant Medical Center in stable condition.

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Detectives found in the investigation that shooting could have stemmed from a possible home invasion but found no signs of forced entry and no demands being made by possible suspects.

As of now, no suspect information is known at this time.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of any possible suspect(s).

Anyone with information can call the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 or send a tip to stopcrime.org. All tips are anonymous.

Categories: Ohio News

Crew earn point in 1-1 draw at Colorado Rapids, maintain fifth place in East standings

16 hours 9 min ago

DENVER, Colorado (WCMH) -- The Columbus Crew earned a key point Saturday evening in Denver after a 1-1 draw with the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Columbus got the fast start with Cucho Hernandez scoring his sixth MLS goal in the 5th minute. The Rapids were able to equalize in the 41st minute with a penalty kick from Diego Rubio.

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Former Crew striker Gyasi Zardes -- who was traded from Columbus in April -- played all 90 minutes for Colorado. He was held to no shots and just 26 touches.

The point for Columbus leaves them in fifth place in the Eastern Conference table with exactly 10 games to go in the regular season.

It's a tight table though with the Crew only five points ahead of 13th-place Atlanta United, the team they will play next on Sunday at Lower.com Field in an late afternoon contest.

Categories: Ohio News

Cool & soggy end to the weekend

16 hours 10 min ago
Columbus and Central Ohio Weather QUICK WEATHER FORECAST:
  • This morning: Rain showers late, low 62
  • Today: Showers & rumbles, cooler, high 76
  • Tonight: Rain showers, low 63
  • Monday: Showers linger, clearing late, high 79
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny, high 80
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, high 80
  • Thursday: Mild sunshine, high 81
FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Good morning and happy Sunday!

It's a cool and soggy end to the weekend ahead of more sunshine for most of the workweek.

Early this morning, rain showers are starting to fill in for most of Central Ohio as the next system builds in from the west. While it won't be an all day downpour, the chance for rain showers and embedded thunderstorms will last all day long. Because of the clouds and showers, it will be a cooler day with highs in the mid 70s, which is about 10 degrees cooler than normal for this time of year.

As this system slides to the south, we'll continue to see the chance for showers overnight and into Monday. Temperatures by Monday morning will fall to the 60s, then only rebound to the upper 70s as showers start to clear by Monday afternoon and evening.

High pressure will make a return by the middle of the workweek. This will add back sunshine to the forecast, and eventually a warming trend as well. Temperatures will stay cooler than normal for most of the week, and only reach the upper 70s to lower 80s. Then, mid 80s return by Friday and Saturday ahead of the next chance for showers by the weekend.

Have a great rest of your weekend! 

-Liz 

Categories: Ohio News

Highest and lowest paying health care jobs in Columbus

16 hours 25 min ago

Anybody who has taken a course in marketing, psychology or sociology is likely familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. First detailed by psychologist Andrew Maslow in his 1943 work “A Theory of Human Motivation,” the hierarchy breaks down the complex network of human thoughts into a categorical triage, placing self-development at the top and security and physical health at the bottom. In setting up this pyramid, Maslow framed self-recognition and creative development as ultimate goals, while also prioritizing personal safety and strong physical health.

As such, it has never been more important to recognize the health care professionals who work tirelessly to keep the population healthy. In 2020, the United States spent 19.7% of its GDP on health. While it’s encouraging to know that the country is investing in those responsible for maintaining the nation’s well-being, not all health care professionals receive equal compensation.

Stacker compiled a list of the highest and lowest paying health care jobs in Columbus using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs are ranked by 2020 annual mean wage. Job descriptions are from O*NET. Keep reading to see which health care jobs make the most and least in your city.

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#50. Psychiatric technicians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $33,400
- #76 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 390

National
- Annual mean salary: $38,080
- Employment: 85,330
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($69,970)
--- Bakersfield, CA ($69,960)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($69,140)
- Job description: Care for individuals with mental or emotional conditions or disabilities, following the instructions of physicians or other health practitioners. Monitor patients' physical and emotional well-being and report to medical staff. May participate in rehabilitation and treatment programs, help with personal hygiene, and administer oral or injectable medications.

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#49. Phlebotomists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $33,420
- #201 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 680

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,280
- Employment: 128,020
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Redding, CA ($52,770)
--- San Diego-Carlsbad, CA ($51,920)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($51,620)
- Job description: Draw blood for tests, transfusions, donations, or research. May explain the procedure to patients and assist in the recovery of patients with adverse reactions.

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#48. Medical assistants

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $35,140
- #171 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 4,860

National
- Annual mean salary: $36,930
- Employment: 710,200
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($53,960)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($53,660)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($52,520)
- Job description: Perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

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#47. Dietetic technicians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $36,000
- #26 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 170

National
- Annual mean salary: $32,920
- Employment: 26,430
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN ($55,310)
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($49,860)
--- Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA ($46,450)
- Job description: Assist in the provision of food service and nutritional programs, under the supervision of a dietitian. May plan and produce meals based on established guidelines, teach principles of food and nutrition, or counsel individuals.

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#46. Veterinary technologists and technicians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $37,650
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,000

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,860
- Employment: 109,490
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA ($56,020)
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($53,580)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($53,440)
- Job description: Perform medical tests in a laboratory environment for use in the treatment and diagnosis of diseases in animals. Prepare vaccines and serums for prevention of diseases. Prepare tissue samples, take blood samples, and execute laboratory tests, such as urinalysis and blood counts. Clean and sterilize instruments and materials and maintain equipment and machines. May assist a veterinarian during surgery.

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#45. Ophthalmic medical technicians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $37,930
- #118 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 540

National
- Annual mean salary: $40,010
- Employment: 59,960
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($67,300)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($57,190)
--- Duluth, MN-WI ($56,200)
- Job description: Assist ophthalmologists by performing ophthalmic clinical functions. May administer eye exams, administer eye medications, and instruct the patient in care and use of corrective lenses.

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#44. Psychiatric aides

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $38,730
- #18 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $33,300
- Employment: 51,550
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($50,890)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($49,610)
--- Rochester, NY ($48,300)
- Job description: Assist mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed patients, working under direction of nursing and medical staff. May assist with daily living activities, lead patients in educational and recreational activities, or accompany patients to and from examinations and treatments. May restrain violent patients. Includes psychiatric orderlies.

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#43. Medical transcriptionists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $40,300
- #57 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $37,310
- Employment: 49,530
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV ($58,050)
--- Bend-Redmond, OR ($56,450)
--- Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL ($55,720)
- Job description: Transcribe medical reports recorded by physicians and other healthcare practitioners using various electronic devices, covering office visits, emergency room visits, diagnostic imaging studies, operations, chart reviews, and final summaries. Transcribe dictated reports and translate abbreviations into fully understandable form. Edit as necessary and return reports in either printed or electronic form for review and signature, or correction.

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#42. Opticians, dispensing

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $40,470
- #114 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 700

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,380
- Employment: 68,180
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Utica-Rome, NY ($71,220)
--- Danbury, CT ($68,590)
--- Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI ($66,900)
- Job description: Design, measure, fit, and adapt lenses and frames for client according to written optical prescription or specification. Assist client with inserting, removing, and caring for contact lenses. Assist client with selecting frames. Measure customer for size of eyeglasses and coordinate frames with facial and eye measurements and optical prescription. Prepare work order for optical laboratory containing instructions for grinding and mounting lenses in frames. Verify exactness of finished lens spectacles. Adjust frame and lens position to fit client. May shape or reshape frames. Includes contact lens opticians.

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#41. Medical equipment preparers

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $41,150
- #47 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 510

National
- Annual mean salary: $41,070
- Employment: 56,870
- Entry level education requirements: High school diploma or equivalent
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($65,400)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($65,280)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($64,970)
- Job description: Prepare, sterilize, install, or clean laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

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#40. Dental assistants

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $46,390
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,220

National
- Annual mean salary: $42,310
- Employment: 312,140
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($58,570)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($56,240)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($54,550)
- Job description: Perform limited clinical duties under the direction of a dentist. Clinical duties may include equipment preparation and sterilization, preparing patients for treatment, assisting the dentist during treatment, and providing patients with instructions for oral healthcare procedures. May perform administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes.

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#39. Recreational therapists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $46,700
- #73 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 110

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,260
- Employment: 20,080
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($92,840)
--- San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA ($89,970)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($85,230)
- Job description: Plan, direct, or coordinate medically-approved recreation programs for patients in hospitals, nursing homes, or other institutions. Activities include sports, trips, dramatics, social activities, and crafts. May assess a patient condition and recommend appropriate recreational activity.

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#38. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $46,800
- #211 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 6,710

National
- Annual mean salary: $50,090
- Employment: 676,440
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($75,950)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($74,820)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($74,520)
- Job description: Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.

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#37. Exercise physiologists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $47,990
- #34 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $54,020
- Employment: 7,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($81,780)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($70,420)
--- Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL ($65,000)
- Job description: Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

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#36. Surgical technologists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $49,330
- #120 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 760

National
- Annual mean salary: $51,510
- Employment: 107,400
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($79,230)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($74,080)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($73,460)
- Job description: Assist in operations, under the supervision of surgeons, registered nurses, or other surgical personnel. May help set up operating room, prepare and transport patients for surgery, adjust lights and equipment, pass instruments and other supplies to surgeons and surgeons' assistants, hold retractors, cut sutures, and help count sponges, needles, supplies, and instruments.

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#35. Athletic trainers

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $50,250
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 220

National
- Annual mean salary: $52,230
- Employment: 27,430
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Trenton, NJ ($71,890)
--- Macon, GA ($68,350)
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($67,280)
- Job description: Evaluate and treat musculoskeletal injuries or illnesses. Provide preventive, therapeutic, emergency, and rehabilitative care.

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#34. Massage therapists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $57,070
- #29 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 570

National
- Annual mean salary: $47,350
- Employment: 85,040
- Entry level education requirements: Postsecondary nondegree award
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Port St. Lucie, FL ($81,640)
--- Anchorage, AK ($77,530)
--- Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH ($72,730)
- Job description: Perform therapeutic massages of soft tissues and joints. May assist in the assessment of range of motion and muscle strength, or propose client therapy plans.

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#33. Physical therapist assistants

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $57,730
- #176 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 920

National
- Annual mean salary: $59,440
- Employment: 92,740
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($81,510)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($78,370)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($78,240)
- Job description: Assist physical therapists in providing physical therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in the development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, document the progress of treatment, and modify specific treatments in accordance with patient status and within the scope of treatment plans established by a physical therapist. Generally requires formal training.

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#32. Occupational therapy assistants

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $58,960
- #124 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 470

National
- Annual mean salary: $63,420
- Employment: 42,750
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($89,380)
--- McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX ($86,850)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($84,370)
- Job description: Assist occupational therapists in providing occupational therapy treatments and procedures. May, in accordance with state laws, assist in development of treatment plans, carry out routine functions, direct activity programs, and document the progress of treatments. Generally requires formal training.

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#31. Respiratory therapists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $59,830
- #136 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 980

National
- Annual mean salary: $65,640
- Employment: 131,890
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($104,200)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($100,710)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($100,080)
- Job description: Assess, treat, and care for patients with breathing disorders. Assume primary responsibility for all respiratory care modalities, including the supervision of respiratory therapy technicians. Initiate and conduct therapeutic procedures; maintain patient records; and select, assemble, check, and operate equipment.

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#30. Radiologic technologists and technicians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $60,540
- #138 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,530

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,840
- Employment: 206,720
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($120,270)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($116,250)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($114,850)
- Job description: Take x-rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's bloodstream for diagnostic or research purposes. Includes radiologic technologists and technicians who specialize in other scanning modalities.

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#29. Dietitians and nutritionists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $61,260
- #133 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 400

National
- Annual mean salary: $64,150
- Employment: 66,330
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($95,140)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($95,060)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($93,640)
- Job description: Plan and conduct food service or nutritional programs to assist in the promotion of health and control of disease. May supervise activities of a department providing quantity food services, counsel individuals, or conduct nutritional research.

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#28. Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $62,280
- #63 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 250

National
- Annual mean salary: $60,940
- Employment: 55,980
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA ($104,430)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($89,930)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($88,450)
- Job description: Conduct tests on pulmonary or cardiovascular systems of patients for diagnostic, therapeutic, or research purposes. May conduct or assist in electrocardiograms, cardiac catheterizations, pulmonary functions, lung capacity, and similar tests.

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#27. Orthotists and prosthetists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $63,640
- #45 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 130

National
- Annual mean salary: $74,120
- Employment: 9,550
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Jackson, MS ($122,240)
--- New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA ($94,190)
--- Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI ($88,210)
- Job description: Design, measure, fit, and adapt orthopedic braces, appliances or prostheses, such as limbs or facial parts for patients with disabling conditions.

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#26. Diagnostic medical sonographers

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $67,350
- #161 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 410

National
- Annual mean salary: $77,790
- Employment: 73,920
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($138,130)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($126,610)
--- Stockton-Lodi, CA ($121,710)
- Job description: Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians. Includes vascular technologists.

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#25. Magnetic resonance imaging technologists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $68,810
- #100 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 160

National
- Annual mean salary: $75,960
- Employment: 39,270
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($140,980)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($126,590)
--- Modesto, CA ($112,080)
- Job description: Operate Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners. Monitor patient safety and comfort, and view images of area being scanned to ensure quality of pictures. May administer gadolinium contrast dosage intravenously. May interview patient, explain MRI procedures, and position patient on examining table. May enter into the computer data such as patient history, anatomical area to be scanned, orientation specified, and position of entry.

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#24. Registered nurses

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $69,410
- #204 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 24,860

National
- Annual mean salary: $80,010
- Employment: 2,986,500
- Entry level education requirements: Bachelor’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($149,200)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($146,870)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($142,140)
- Job description: Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

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#23. Audiologists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $72,160
- #66 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $89,230
- Employment: 13,300
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Reno, NV ($151,460)
--- Tulsa, OK ($128,620)
--- Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR ($127,210)
- Job description: Assess and treat persons with hearing and related disorders. May fit hearing aids and provide auditory training. May perform research related to hearing problems.

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#22. Speech-language pathologists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $74,510
- #225 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,150

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,240
- Employment: 148,450
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Modesto, CA ($128,540)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($120,920)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($115,480)
- Job description: Assess and treat persons with speech, language, voice, and fluency disorders. May select alternative communication systems and teach their use. May perform research related to speech and language problems.

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#21. Dental hygienists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $74,570
- #152 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,200

National
- Annual mean salary: $78,050
- Employment: 194,830
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($133,730)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($120,340)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($118,980)
- Job description: Administer oral hygiene care to patients. Assess patient oral hygiene problems or needs and maintain health records. Advise patients on oral health maintenance and disease prevention. May provide advanced care such as providing fluoride treatment or administering topical anesthesia.

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#20. Nuclear medicine technologists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $78,630
- #41 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 100

National
- Annual mean salary: $82,080
- Employment: 17,510
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($139,410)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($136,650)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($135,660)
- Job description: Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.

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#19. Occupational therapists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $80,410
- #226 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 910

National
- Annual mean salary: $87,480
- Employment: 126,610
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- The Villages, FL ($115,920)
--- Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV ($115,060)
--- Modesto, CA ($112,870)
- Job description: Assess, plan, and organize rehabilitative programs that help build or restore vocational, homemaking, and daily living skills, as well as general independence, to persons with disabilities or developmental delays. Use therapeutic techniques, adapt the individual's environment, teach skills, and modify specific tasks that present barriers to the individual.

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#18. Physical therapists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $87,950
- #215 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,430

National
- Annual mean salary: $91,680
- Employment: 220,870
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- El Centro, CA ($143,500)
--- Modesto, CA ($123,370)
--- Visalia-Porterville, CA ($119,510)
- Job description: Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

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#17. Radiation therapists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $95,060
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 40

National
- Annual mean salary: $94,300
- Employment: 17,390
- Entry level education requirements: Associate’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($150,950)
--- Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA ($145,420)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($141,130)
- Job description: Provide radiation therapy to patients as prescribed by a radiation oncologist according to established practices and standards. Duties may include reviewing prescription and diagnosis; acting as liaison with physician and supportive care personnel; preparing equipment, such as immobilization, treatment, and protection devices; and maintaining records, reports, and files. May assist in dosimetry procedures and tumor localization.

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#16. Physician assistants

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $103,180
- #249 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 660

National
- Annual mean salary: $116,080
- Employment: 125,280
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Salinas, CA ($168,220)
--- Waterbury, CT ($165,230)
--- Portsmouth, NH-ME ($158,020)
- Job description: Provide healthcare services typically performed by a physician, under the supervision of a physician. Conduct complete physicals, provide treatment, and counsel patients. May, in some cases, prescribe medication. Must graduate from an accredited educational program for physician assistants.

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#15. Nurse practitioners

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $103,750
- #272 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 1,620

National
- Annual mean salary: $114,510
- Employment: 211,280
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($188,070)
--- San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA ($177,800)
--- Salinas, CA ($155,310)
- Job description: Diagnose and treat acute, episodic, or chronic illness, independently or as part of a healthcare team. May focus on health promotion and disease prevention. May order, perform, or interpret diagnostic tests such as lab work and x rays. May prescribe medication. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

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#14. Optometrists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $105,060
- #127 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 270

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,440
- Employment: 36,690
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Columbia, SC ($228,340)
--- New Haven, CT ($186,950)
--- Evansville, IN-KY ($182,980)
- Job description: Diagnose, manage, and treat conditions and diseases of the human eye and visual system. Examine eyes and visual system, diagnose problems or impairments, prescribe corrective lenses, and provide treatment. May prescribe therapeutic drugs to treat specific eye conditions.

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#13. Pharmacists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $111,790
- #355 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 2,270

National
- Annual mean salary: $125,460
- Employment: 315,470
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Madera, CA ($165,350)
--- Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA ($162,540)
--- Vallejo-Fairfield, CA ($161,120)
- Job description: Dispense drugs prescribed by physicians and other health practitioners and provide information to patients about medications and their use. May advise physicians and other health practitioners on the selection, dosage, interactions, and side effects of medications.

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#12. Nurse midwives

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $114,540
- #14 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $115,540
- Employment: 7,120
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA ($191,440)
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($171,000)
--- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA ($167,870)
- Job description: Diagnose and coordinate all aspects of the birthing process, either independently or as part of a healthcare team. May provide well-woman gynecological care. Must have specialized, graduate nursing education.

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#11. Pediatricians, general

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $114,860
- #74 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: data not available

National
- Annual mean salary: $184,570
- Employment: 27,550
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($280,860)
--- State College, PA ($275,730)
--- Salt Lake City, UT ($275,610)
- Job description: Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases and injuries in children. May refer patients to specialists for further diagnosis or treatment, as needed.

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#10. Chiropractors

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $116,100
- #16 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 260

National
- Annual mean salary: $83,830
- Employment: 34,760
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA ($273,530)
--- Raleigh, NC ($149,430)
--- New Orleans-Metairie, LA ($139,970)
- Job description: Assess, treat, and care for patients by manipulation of spine and musculoskeletal system. May provide spinal adjustment or address sacral or pelvic misalignment.

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#9. Veterinarians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $131,110
- #19 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 690

National
- Annual mean salary: $108,350
- Employment: 73,710
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX ($169,220)
--- Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT ($150,370)
--- Akron, OH ($150,330)
- Job description: Diagnose, treat, or research diseases and injuries of animals. Includes veterinarians who conduct research and development, inspect livestock, or care for pets and companion animals.

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#8. Podiatrists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $151,570
- #21 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 70

National
- Annual mean salary: $151,110
- Employment: 9,710
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA ($229,330)
--- Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC ($226,260)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($221,380)
- Job description: Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.

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#7. General internal medicine physicians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $183,510
- #87 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 440

National
- Annual mean salary: $210,960
- Employment: 50,600
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Rochester, MN ($315,830)
--- Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC ($314,080)
--- Wichita Falls, TX ($311,260)
- Job description: Diagnose and provide nonsurgical treatment for a wide range of diseases and injuries of internal organ systems. Provide care mainly for adults and adolescents, and are based primarily in an outpatient care setting.

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#6. Dentists, general

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $191,900
- #117 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 580

National
- Annual mean salary: $180,830
- Employment: 95,920
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Dover-Durham, NH-ME ($286,540)
--- North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL ($278,790)
--- Portland-South Portland, ME ($278,390)
- Job description: Examine, diagnose, and treat diseases, injuries, and malformations of teeth and gums. May treat diseases of nerve, pulp, and other dental tissues affecting oral hygiene and retention of teeth. May fit dental appliances or provide preventive care.

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#5. Family medicine physicians

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $193,390
- #206 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 280

National
- Annual mean salary: $214,370
- Employment: 98,590
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA ($309,800)
--- Napa, CA ($302,040)
--- Gadsden, AL ($292,110)
- Job description: Diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care to individuals and families across the lifespan. May refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment.

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#4. Nurse anesthetists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $207,930
- #17 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 600

National
- Annual mean salary: $189,190
- Employment: 41,960
- Entry level education requirements: Master’s degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Duluth, MN-WI ($271,940)
--- Ann Arbor, MI ($262,890)
--- Green Bay, WI ($239,140)
- Job description: Administer anesthesia, monitor patient's vital signs, and oversee patient recovery from anesthesia. May assist anesthesiologists, surgeons, other physicians, or dentists. Must be registered nurses who have specialized graduate education.

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#3. Psychiatrists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $221,360
- #55 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 90

National
- Annual mean salary: $217,100
- Employment: 25,540
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA ($297,710)
--- Santa Rosa, CA ($289,580)
--- Kansas City, MO-KS ($287,220)
- Job description: Diagnose, treat, and help prevent mental disorders.

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#2. Obstetricians and gynecologists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $246,360
- #24 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 180

National
- Annual mean salary: $239,120
- Employment: 18,900
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI ($294,450)
--- Tulsa, OK ($294,400)
--- Albuquerque, NM ($292,740)
- Job description: Provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth. Diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general care to women. May perform both medical and gynecological surgery functions.

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#1. Surgeons, except ophthalmologists

Columbus, OH
- Annual mean salary: $271,990
- #30 highest pay among all metros
- Employment: 350

National
- Annual mean salary: $251,650
- Employment: 37,900
- Entry level education requirements: Doctoral or professional degree
- Metros with highest average pay:
--- Sioux City, IA-NE-SD ($305,480)
--- Akron, OH ($297,710)
--- Lincoln, NE ($296,150)
- Job description: Diagnose and perform surgery to treat and prevent rheumatic and other diseases in the musculoskeletal system.

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Two hurt after hit-and-run in north Columbus

16 hours 36 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Two people have been hospitalized after being hit by a car overnight Sunday in north Columbus, according to Columbus police.

Police say that at around 2:30 a.m., two people were hit by a car at the intersection of Summit Street and Chittenden Avenue before the car drove away from the scene.

Soccer tournament honors teen shot, killed in Hilltop

The victims were taken to OSU Medical Center: one in serious condition and the other in stable condition, per police.

According to police, the car that fled the scene was described as a black sedan.

No further information is known at this time.

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World War II veteran, LGBTQ activist celebrates 100th birthday

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 16:14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – One hundred years is a long time, which is why community members gathered Saturday to celebrate a man who has made the most of every second of his 100 years.

Rupert “Twink” Starr turned 100 in July. 

Twink is a World War II veteran who fought in the Battle of the Bulge and also a huge activist for LGBTQ rights in Columbus. 

His loved ones celebrated his life and accomplishments with Twink’s favorite things: friends, colorful socks and of course cake. 

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Twink also got to share some words of wisdom to his friends and said this has been the best birthday ever.

“I think it is outstanding, 100th birthday with all these friends,” Starr said. “I’m so sorry I enjoyed this so much. I'd like to do this every year. Such a good group of friends, I can’t believe they’ve taken the time and the energy to come to wish me a happy birthday and sing happy birthday. It’s overwhelming.”

Twink was presented with birthday wishes from the Columbus City Council and Sen. Sherrod Brown.

His friends said they are thankful for Twink looking out for them all these years and are looking forward to celebrating again next year.

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Thousands gather for African American Male Wellness Agency walk

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 16:11

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Thousands of people gathered at Livingston Park for Saturday's 19th Annual African American Male Wellness Walk in Columbus.

NBC4 is a proud sponsor of this community event. The African American Male Wellness Agency (AAMWA) aims to raise awareness and address disparities facing the Black male community.

AAMWA Walk Coordinator Marlon Platt explained they do this by offering health screenings and partnering with community sponsors to provide tools and education needed to close the gap.

“When people go to the doctor, they get these health screenings, they know their numbers,” said Platt. “And then from there, they can make adjustments in their lifestyles to make sure that they’re living their healthiest life possible.”

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Sponsors like The Academy for Urban Scholars said health and its benefits go beyond a long-lasting life, especially for students.

“In order for them to educate themselves and learn well they have be able to be healthy,” said Principal Derek Lee. “Not just mentally, but emotionally, financially, physically and they learn all the information here.”

The entire event and walk were free to the community with the hopes of removing barriers some face when trying to access preventative care.

“We want to remove any kind of barrier that can prevent anyone from coming and we know that cost is often what keeps someone from going to the services they need,” said Platt. “And so we want to make sure that everything is free and everyone has access to quality health care”

The 5K walk started at 9:30 a.m., but health screenings began more than two hours before at 7:00 a.m.

Platt said their goal was to screen 2,000 or more people.

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Soccer tournament honors teen shot, killed in Hilltop

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 16:08

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Members of the Hilltop community gathered Saturday to honor a young boy whose life was taken too soon.

Issa Jeylani, 15, was shot and killed in July while playing soccer with his friends, which is why his teammates are playing the sport he loved in his memory and to raise awareness about gun violence.

Dozens of young men showed up to play in the Hilltop Tigers soccer tournament honoring their friend and teammate.

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Jeylani was shot and killed in July while practicing soccer with his team at a neighborhood field.

His teammates said his death has rocked the community and weeks later, they are still not able to wrap their heads around what happened.

Saturday’s tournament is all about raising awareness for gun violence in the community, and the organizers hope this will be the start of a bigger movement that helps children escape the violence.

Each player said they will be thinking about Jeylani as they run the field and remember what a bright light he was in each of their lives. Many of his friends said Jeylani was one of the players determined to do good and get a college education.

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“He was definitely one of the kids that we all could say, and to this day, I will say he was destined for something great,” said Aden Mohamed, a former coach for the Hilltop Tigers. “It was unfortunate that his life got cut short the way it did, but we are hoping to keep his legacy alive because a lot of his friends are still playing soccer. They are still involved in the community positively and a lot of them chose to not put their heads down and said, ‘We are going to do this for Issa.’”

Saturday’s tournament will feature two games, with the winners facing off in the championship round Sunday.

The Hilltop Tigers was created as an escape for the young children from the violence and drugs they may face at their homes, helping the children forge a positive pathway for their future.

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Ohio State names 6 captains for 2022 season

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 15:45

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio State named six captains for the 2022 season, including second-year quarterback C.J. Stroud who received the most votes from his teammates.

Ohio State captains

The Buckeyes are one week into fall camp and held a scrimmage Saturday closed to the public.

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On Tuesday, defensive coordinator Jim Knowles said he likes how the Buckeyes are progressing under his new system and highlighted Eichenberg's leadership.

“Tommy is the quiet leader of the defense,” Knowles said. “He studies and he shows up like he knows what to do, he rarely makes mistakes.”

“This is so important to me. This is everything I’ve worked for, this is everything I want,” Eichenberg said Tuesday. “When things are important to you, you’re going to give it your all and you’re going to try to do things right the first time.”

OSU coach Ryan Day also spoke this week about Stover who's battling for the starting tight end position.

“His physicality is what you notice the most and for a big guy he is athletic, has good ball skills and he's worked hard in the offseason to work on his route running and catching the ball," Day said.

Meanwhile, Kamryn Babb was also awarded Ohio State's Block O jersey given to honor former Buckeye defensive end Bill Willis. The No. 0 jersey is given to a player who embodies “toughness, accountability and the highest of character” — the traits that defined Bill Willis.

“He’s the backbone of our team,” quarterback C.J. Stroud said last month at Big Ten media days. “He’s called everybody to be better men. I appreciate him for pushing me and holding me accountable when it comes to that.”

The Buckeyes' will have a safety-led team under Knowles' 4-2-5 scheme, meaning Kourt Williams will play an important role for OSU.

Friday suffered a season-ending injury before the 2021 season began and returns to anchor one of the best defensive lines in college football.

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Comfortable weekend, showers return

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 11:37
Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

High pressure will slide east, and a layer of clouds spilling south ahead of a weakening band of showers will pass through central Ohio mid-afternoon. While most of the rain will evaporate before reaching the ground, a few light showers or sprinkles are possible north of Interstate 70.

Some rain will make it into central Ohio before daybreak. Readings will only fall into the low to mid-60s under a blanket of clouds.

Showers and isolated thunderstorms will be around Sunday and Monday, as low pressure develops over the Ohio Valley and drifts southward. Rain chances will diminish later in the day. A few lingering showers are possible early Monday, and then then favor the southeastern part of the state later in the day.

Highs will be limited to the mid-70s Sunday, then rebound to near 80 Monday, with fewer showers that will be focused farther east with the passage of an upper-level system.

Dry weather will return by Tuesday, with only an isolated shower in the eastern part of the state through midweek associated with upper-level low pressure. Temperatures will remain on the pleasant side, with highs in the upper 70s, under partly to mostly sunny skies in a northwesterly flow aloft.

Forecast
  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy, light shower in spots. High 77
  • Tonight: Clouds thicken, showers late. Low 64
  • Sunday: Cloudy, cooler, showers. High 73
  • Monday: Mainly cloudy, light showers. High 78 (64)
  • Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 79 (61)
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 80 (60)
  • Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 81 (59)
  • Friday: Sunny. High 83 (61)
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Kamryn Babb awarded Ohio State's Block O jersey

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 10:52

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Ohio State graduate receiver Kamryn Babb was awarded the Buckeyes' Block O jersey Saturday.

Ohio State started the Block “O” jersey tradition two years ago to honor former Buckeye defensive end Bill Willis. The No. 0 jersey is given to a player who embodies toughness, accountability and the highest of character" — the traits that defined Bill Willis.

Babb has overcome four separate ACL injuries and was even named a captain last year despite being out the whole season, which showed how important he is to the Buckeyes.

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“He’s the backbone of our team,” quarterback C.J. Stroud said last month at Big Ten media days. “He’s called everybody to be better men. I appreciate him for pushing me and holding me accountable when it comes to that.”

“I remember all the pain, all the heartache and just going through drills and everything I can’t believe I’ve actually overcome all of that,” Babb told NBC4 in June at the Greater Columbus Sports Commission Youth Camp.

Babb says family and faith have guided his perseverance.

“If you guys remember one thing: Never give up,” he told the kids. “Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t do anything because you never know where life can take you.”

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Is Ohio State among the most or least expensive of the top public universities?

Sat, 08/13/2022 - 04:30

(Stacker) - The weight of student loan debt in the U.S. has become a genuine crisis—millions of Americans now cumulatively owe $1.75 trillion in student debt as of 2022, an amount second only to mortgage debt in terms of individual indebtedness. And the debt crisis is only one issue impacting prospective college students; the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on college enrollment, with over a million fewer students deciding to attend school since the pandemic began in 2020. The rising cost of college, combined with economic and physical hardship brought on by the pandemic, has contributed to a growing belief that college is not worth the cost.

And yet, the worth of a college degree in the workplace continues to grow, as college education becomes less financially attainable. In a phenomenon known as degree inflation, employers are increasingly seeking employees who hold four-year degrees, even for roles that have never required that level of education. In a world where a college degree is a potential path to financial success, but the degree itself comes at such a high cost, what's a student to do?

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In some countries, such as Poland and Denmark, getting an affordable (virtually free) public education is within reach of all citizens and residents of other EU nations. In the United States, the cost of public school depends on state residency. Some public universities have remained relatively affordable options for both in-state residents and out-of-state students. Others, however, have become more expensive on both fronts, or have had to hike up out-of-state tuition costs to keep in-state prices low. Here, Stacker has ranked the 50 best public universities in the country in order, from most to least expensive.

To compile this list, Stacker scoured data from Niche, a site that reviews and ranks schools according to factors like acceptance rates, the average student loan amount, diversity, quality of professors, and more. In 2022, the weight of ACT/SAT scores was reduced, as colleges put less emphasis on test scores as part of the admissions process.

This list comprises Niche's 50 top public colleges of 2022, and has been ranked in terms of the average cost per year after financial aid for students receiving grants or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Read on to find out which entirely free university will leave more money in the bank, and which pricey school still has some of the happiest students in the country, as well as which affordable university held an honorary graduation in space.

Administration building on Colorado School of Mines campus

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#50. Colorado School of Mines

Location: Golden, Colorado

Net price: $27,675

Acceptance rate: 53%

SAT Range: 1270-1440

The Colorado School of Mines, known to most simply as "Mines," is a school devoted to preparing its graduates for careers in engineering and applied science, with a focus on technical skills and hands-on training. The school is one of the smallest on this list, with a student body of about 6,000—including both graduate students and undergrads.

Both in-state and out-of-state tuition at the Colorado School of Mines are relatively expensive. But the school also has the numbers to prove it's a worthwhile choice: Mines boasts the biggest collegiate section of the Society of Women Engineers in the country, a retention rate of over 90%, and an average starting salary for graduates of $73,418.

Penn State campus building

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#49. Penn State

Location: University Park, Pennsylvania

Net price: $26,151

Acceptance rate: 56%

SAT Range: 1160-1360

Penn State comprises several campuses throughout the state, the largest and most prominent of these being the University Park location. In addition to the tens of thousands of undergraduates who call Penn State home—thousands of whom live on campus—an additional 6,000 graduate students spend their days at University Park. During the fall 2021 semester, nearly 60% of Penn State students were Pennsylvania residents.

Auburn University located in Auburn, Alabama

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#48. Auburn University

Location: Auburn, Alabama

Net price: $24,028

Acceptance rate: 85%

SAT Range: 1150-1320

The vast majority of Auburn University's 31,526 students come from the state of Alabama, with Georgia and Florida supplying the second and third greatest numbers of students to the school in fall 2017. For undergraduates, the colleges of Business, Engineering, and Liberal Arts were popular choices. In June 2018, Auburn University's Board of Trustees voted to approve raising tuition by 2%; however, that followed several years of a 3% annual hike.

Tillman Hall at Clemson University

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#47. Clemson University

Location: Clemson, South Carolina

Net price: $22,935

Acceptance rate: 62%

SAT Range: 1210-1390

Clemson University is home to about 20,195 undergraduates students, as well as 5,627 graduate and professional students as of fall 2019. About 60% of the student body comes from within South Carolina. Though Clemson is fairly expensive for both in-state and out-of-state students, the school created hundreds of new scholarship opportunities available to students transferring in from South Carolina technical colleges. 

University of Massachusetts (UMASS) Amherst Campus landscape

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#46. University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

Net price: $22,505

Acceptance rate: 65%

SAT Range: 1200-1390

The University of Massachusetts - Amherst has almost more students than it knows what to do with. In fact, to accommodate a growing student body, UMass Amherst is offering some incoming freshmen discounted student housing in the future in exchange for commuting from off campus this academic year. In 2019, Massachusetts officials proposed a tuition freeze intended to maintain affordability, but UMass officials responded with concern that freezing tuition could cause damaging cuts elsewhere in the university.

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University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in North Oakland

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#45. University of Pittsburgh

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Net price: $22,346

Acceptance rate: 64%

SAT Range: 1250-1420

Pell Grants are federal aid usually awarded to incoming undergraduates who express great financial need and rarely have to be repaid. The only downside to this generous package is that sometimes seeing that a student has received a Pell Grant stops colleges from offering that student additional aid, even when it may be needed.

For this reason, the University of Pittsburgh instituted a revolutionary Pell Grant matching program in 2019. Through the program, the school offers each Pell Grant recipient the same amount as the grant in additional financial aid, which officials believe will bring the total amount up to a much more impactful level.

University of Oklahoma OU campus banner and Evans Hall

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#44. University of Oklahoma

Location: Norman, Oklahoma

Net price: $21,836

Acceptance rate: 83%

SAT Range: 1100-1300

Despite its large student population, the University of Oklahoma keeps class sizes small—4% of classes on the OU campus have 100 or more students, which may be a factor in the high retention rate. OU, which came under fire in 2019 for allegedly misreporting some information to U.S. News & World Report, boasts impressive financial numbers. The Princeton Review named OU one of the "best value colleges" in the country in 2021.

McKissick Museum on the campus of the University of South Carolina

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#43. University of South Carolina

Location: Columbia, South Carolina

Net price: $21,784

Acceptance rate: 68%

SAT Range: 1140-1340

The Columbia institution has been around since 1801, and today freshmen enjoy one of the best introductory years of any college in America: U.S. News & World Report ranked South Carolina #3 among "First-Year Experiences" due in part to its lauded "University 101"—a unique adjustment program to campus life.

The Gamecocks compete in the vaunted SEC with heavyweights like Auburn and Alabama, one of the reasons over 25% of students highlighted the "school spirit" to Niche. Prior to the 2019-20 academic year, SC increased tuition by the smallest percentage since 1998: $76 or 0.6%.

Grant M. Brown engineering building on street intersection

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#42. California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Location: San Luis Obispo, California

Net price: $20,491

Acceptance rate: 28%

SAT Range: 1240-1440

With a selective admissions rate, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo (often shortened to the much pithier Cal Poly SLO) is an academically revered college, especially for those interested in computer science and aerospace studies. In 2018, students were concerned by a proposal to hike tuition at all Cal State campuses by 4%, but the plan was ultimately rejected by the Board of Trustees after sufficient backlash. Officials insist the CSU system needs increased funding to thrive, but will seek this money from the state instead.

Burruss Hall on Virginia Tech Campus on a sunny day

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#41. Virginia Tech

Location: Blacksburg, Virginia

Net price: $20,247

Acceptance rate: 66%

SAT Range: 1170-1370

Virginia Tech—home to nearly 30,000 undergraduates—is almost too popular for its own good: The school accepted more students than it could handle for its incoming freshman class in 2019, and has taken measures to bring the class size down by 1,000. All who end up at Virginia Tech will participate in the Engineering and Architecture programs for which the school is known. Oh, and they'll be able to eat the best-rated college food in the country.

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Jack K. Williams Systems Administration building at Texas A&M University

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#40. Texas A&M University

Location: College Station, Texas

Net price: $19,906

Acceptance rate: 63%

SAT Range: 1160-1380

Texas A&M University, once an all-male college known as the Agricultural and Mechanical College, is today a sprawling university known for its engineering and accounting programs. In November 2019, Texas A&M approved tuition hikes that would raise the cost of attendance by 2.6%, thereby generating funding for enhancing classroom technology, adding faculty members, and more.

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#39. University of Delaware

Location: Newark, Delaware

Net price: $19,747

Acceptance rate: 71%

SAT Range: 1150-1330

Who doesn't love a good college love story? President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden first met in 1975, when Jill was a student at the University of Delaware. Joe had received his college degree from the same university and was by that point serving as a U.S. Senator for Delaware.

Besides serving as a plot point in the Biden romance, the University of Delaware has also established itself as a respected choice for those interested in chemical engineering, and the Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics is ranked amongst the best undergraduate business programs in the nation. In 2019, the university announced it would increase tuition for in- and out-of-state students, by $600 and $1400 respectively, as well as adding fee increases for some specific programs.

Aerial view of buildings in University of California, Berkeley campus on a sunny autumn day

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#38. University of California - Berkeley

Location: Berkeley, California

Net price: $19,329

Acceptance rate: 17%

SAT Range: 1310-1530

A roster of Cal Berkeley alumni reads like a list of Silicon Valley greatest hits: the CEO of Intel, an inventor of PowerPoint, and perhaps most notably, Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple. For Cal students who may not go on to become tech billionaires, rising costs are a concern: hikes for out-of-state students have many worried that UC campuses are becoming an option only for the wealthy. According to Niche, 74% of University of California - Berkeley students came from within California, while 13% came from other states, and the remaining 13% were international.

The University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia at night

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#37. University of Virginia

Location: Charlottesville, Virginia

Net price: $19,043

Acceptance rate: 23%

SAT Range: 1320-1510

At the University of Virginia, in-state residents make up 67% of the total student body, and graduate students comprise just under a third of the population. Many of UVA's graduate programs rank among the best in the nation: The schools of Business, Nursing, and Education are particularly well regarded, and for undergrads, English and Economics are popular majors. In the year 2000, tuition and required fees for out-of-state students amounted to just over $17,000; in 2021, the cost reached nearly $54,000.

Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia

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#36. Virginia Military Institute

Location: Lexington, Virginia

Net price: $18,969

Acceptance rate: 60%

SAT Range: 1070-1260

Virginia Military Institute was founded in 1839 and is the oldest state-supported military college in the U.S. In 1997, the school was the last senior military college to admit women, following a Supreme Court decision that required coeducation in order to continue to receive federal funding. The small undergraduate college has a student body of around 1,700 cadets, and requires all attendees to participate in the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC), though students are not required to serve in the military post-graduation. VMI prides itself on offering an education suited for "citizen-soldiers," which includes both military and liberal arts training.

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Campus of The Ohio State University

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#35. The Ohio State University

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Net price: $18,884

Acceptance rate: 68%

SAT Range: 1210-1430

The Ohio State University in Columbus is home to 42,000 full-time undergraduates, who describe their school as "spirited", "awesome", and "diverse." About 71% of the student body has a primary residence in Ohio, with 25% of students coming from out of state and the remainder coming from outside the country. The university openly prioritizes affordability, and since the late 2010s has instituted an "Ohio State Tuition Guarantee." This means that incoming freshmen are guaranteed steady tuition prices for their four years at school.

Campus of James Madison University

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#34. James Madison University

Location: Harrisonburg, Virginia

Net price: $18,592

Acceptance rate: 80%

SAT Range: 1120-1280

James Madison University, founded in 1908 and named after the fourth President of the United States—who was, in all likelihood, not as vocally gifted as the musical "Hamilton" would have you believe—is located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. JMU's tuition increased annually for many years in a row in the late 2010s. In 2018, it was announced that out-of-state tuition would rise by $684, and in-state tuition would rise by $370. However, in 2019, the Board of Visitors at JMU excited many by voting not to hike in-state tuition prices for the first time in nearly two decades—instead, more than $50 million additional state dollars were pledged towards the university.

College of William & Mary campus

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#33. College of William & Mary

Location: Williamsburg, Virginia

Net price: $18,588

Acceptance rate: 42%

SAT Range: 1300-1490

The College of William & Mary is one of the more expensive state school options for both in-state and out-of-state students. It's a far cry from the good old days of the early 1970s, when the total cost of attending the school (room and board included) sat at a modest $1,590 for Virginia residents and $2,524 for out-of-state students. The College of William and Mary goes back much further than the 1970s, however: the school was founded in 1693 and is named for King William III and Queen Mary II. It also has a lengthy list of "firsts" under its belt, including being the first American college to institute an honor system in 1779.

Buildings on Rutgers University New Brunswick campus

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#32. Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey

Net price: $17,835

Acceptance rate: 67%

SAT Range: 1180-1410

Rutgers University - New Brunswick is no stranger to higher education—the New Jersey school, founded in 1766, is one of the 10 oldest collegiate institutions in the United States. As is to be expected, in the past 200 and some years, tuition prices have risen just a touch. For the 2022-23 school year, Rutgers—which encompasses three locations in addition to the New Brunswick campus—and its Board of Governors instituted a 2.9% increase in tuition and fees.

Buildings on University of Michigan Ann Arbor campus

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#31. University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Net price: $17,832

Acceptance rate: 26%

SAT Range: 1340-1520

The University of Michigan - Ann Arbor has been ranked the #1 public research university in the country, and offers some of the top business, engineering, and psychology programs in the nation. Of course, for out-of-state students, that prestige comes with a high price tag: The Board of Regents approved a 3.7% tuition increase for out-of-state students prior to the 2019-20 academic year. However, the cost of tuition seemingly doesn't bear too much of a burden: Niche still ranks Michigan as the #5 best college for student life in America.

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Williams Arena on the campus of the University of Minnesota

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#30. University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Net price: $17,729

Acceptance rate: 70%

SAT Range: 1240-1460

With an enrollment of over 52,000 students in the 2021-22 school year, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has one of the largest student bodies in the country. Duluth native Bob Dylan famously attended the university from 1959 to 1960, before he dropped out to move to New York and start his music career. Many of the school's most popular majors are in STEM and social science-related fields, including biological and biomedical sciences and engineering.

Entrance Sign at the University of Maryland

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#29. University of Maryland - College Park

Location: College Park, Maryland

Net price: $17,643

Acceptance rate: 44%

SAT Range: 1270-1480

The University of Maryland is doing good work: In 2019, the public research university was awarded $175 million by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to be put towards research about Earth's atmosphere. The University of Maryland in College Park is strong in areas of study such as Criminal Justice, Architecture, and Agricultural Sciences, and boasts a diverse array of alums such as Larry David and Gayle King. Though the school is fairly mid-level in terms of price for out-of-state students, it's one of the most affordable options on this list in terms of in-state tuition.

Campus of University of Iowa

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#28. University of Iowa

Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Net price: $17,452

Acceptance rate: 84%

SAT Range: 1110-1310

The University of Iowa looks pretty good considering it's over 160 years old. Since its founding in 1847, the University of Iowa has established itself as a strong academic choice and is regarded as one of the best schools for creative writing in the country. UI's graduate programs are well respected, and graduate students make up about one-sixth of the student body presence on campus. In 2019, officials approved a proposed 3.9% tuition hike at both the University of Iowa and Iowa State. Prior to that, the UI student president responded by noting that raising tuition by even $300 would mean many students having to work an additional 30 hours to pay that extra cost.

Georgia Tech sign on the building in Atlanta, Georgia

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#27. Georgia Institute of Technology

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Net price: $17,410

Acceptance rate: 21%

SAT Range: 1370-1530

You're not alone if the term "SlothBot" makes you think of an extremely adorable sloth robot, but in reality, the SlothBot is a Georgia Tech creation that looks nothing like a sloth. Instead, it's a robot that will sit in a forest canopy and monitor environmental changes, moving only when absolutely necessary—hence its name. Around 88% of students who attend Georgia Tech—which is known for its computer science and engineering programs—come from the United States, with 53% and 35% coming from in-state and out-of-state, respectively.

The campus of Michigan Technological University

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#26. Michigan Technological University

Location: Houghton, Michigan

Net price: $17,356

Acceptance rate: 70%

SAT Range: 1160-1350

Michigan Technological University, founded in 1885, is home to a little over 5,000 undergraduate students, as well as around 1,400 graduate students. Across the nation, men are actually becoming the new college minority, but Michigan Technological University has not experienced the same trend; the school is predominantly male, with the gender breakdown falling at 71% male and 29% female. Nearly all students at the university are on some form of financial aid, and the school is ranked well in terms of salaries students receive soon after graduation.

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Closeup of name and seal of UCSB at Monumental brown stone Henley Gate

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#25. University of California - Santa Barbara

Location: Santa Barbara, California

Net price: $17,223

Acceptance rate: 37%

SAT Range: 1230-1460

The University of California - Santa Barbara in 2022 ranked as #75 on a list of best schools in the country, and #15 for best public schools in the country. As of the same year, 83% of all undergraduates who attended UCSB were California residents. Though the school is much cheaper for these students than those coming from other states, many still require loans to attend.

Campus of University of California Davis

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#24. University of California - Davis

Location: Davis, California

Net price: $17,026

Acceptance rate: 46%

SAT Range: 1160-1400

The student population at UC Davis is around 30,000, but would be much higher if another popular group were taken into account—that would be the cows, plenty of whom call this campus their home, and who often serve as a basis for university research. Besides bovine cuteness, UC Davis also provides excellent programs in agriculture and managerial economics. As a member of the UC system, Davis has been impacted by the same tuition hikes as many others on this list, and is one of a few UCs to institute a cap on out-of-state undergraduates at 18% of the student body.

George Washington statue at University of Texas

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#23. University of Texas - Austin

Location: Austin, Texas

Net price: $16,892

Acceptance rate: 32%

SAT Range: 1210-1470

Yes, the University of Texas - Austin is a revered university, but it's also the final note in a truly heartwarming story: In 2019, a homeless man who dropped out of the school decades prior and was later diagnosed with schizophrenia returned to UT Austin to finally finish his degree. Best of all, his tuition was paid in full to finish up a degree in studio art. UT Austin also offers free tuition to students—90% of whom come from within Texas—from households in which the gross adjusted income is less than $30,000.

Michigan State University campus with students walking

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#22. Michigan State University

Location: East Lansing, Michigan

Net price: $16,655

Acceptance rate: 76%

SAT Range: 1100-1300

Michigan State University isn't just renowned for its undergraduate engineering programs; it's also one of the earliest American prototypes of a land grant university, which is a university that receives federally granted land for the purposes of improving agriculture, science, and more.

In the many years since its founding in 1855, Michigan State University's tuition rates have certainly seen a few changes: In 1979, tuition per credit sat at just $24.50, and by fall 2021, that figure had hit $491.75. A part of this large increase can be attributed to the fact that in 1992, MSU switched from a four-quarter system to a three-semester system, thereby increasing the cost of each individual credit.

University of Georgia campus buildings

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#21. University of Georgia

Location: Athens, Georgia

Net price: $16,580

Acceptance rate: 48%

SAT Range: 1250-1460

Fraternity houses tend to be full of college boys and warm beer, but not necessarily Ponzi schemes—that is, until the Securities and Exchange Commission in 2019 accused a University of Georgia graduate of operating a Ponzi scheme while a student and fraternity brother.

For most UGA students, however, time on campus is spent participating in well-regarded programs like Communications and Criminal Justice. About 86% of the student body comes from within the state, and 58% of undergrads identify as female.

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Campus of University of California in Los Angeles

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#20. University of California - Los Angeles

Location: Los Angeles, California

Net price: $16,474

Acceptance rate: 14%

SAT Range: 1300-1530

The University of California - Los Angeles has long been considered a "Public Ivy," and is especially revered for its graduate programs in fine arts and public health. With an acceptance rate of just 14%, the school is a competitive choice. The most popular majors include biology, political science, psychology, economics, and sociology. In early 2019, the UC Board of Regents voted to increase out-of-state tuition by $762, while in-state tuition would remain steady.

Mississippi State University Bulldogs statue and stadium

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#19. Mississippi State University

Location: Mississippi State, Mississippi

Net price: $16,402

Acceptance rate: 80%

SAT Range: 1050-1270

Originally an agricultural school and now the largest university in the state, Mississippi State University is made up of nine colleges. These include the College of Veterinary Medicine, which is one of the top ranked in the country, as well as the College of Architecture, Art, and Design and the College of Forest Resources. The library at MSU Mitchell Memorial Library is the official home of Ulysses S. Grant's Presidential Library, which contains the Civil War general's letters, photographs, scrapbooks, and personal research.

Campus of Iowa State University

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#18. Iowa State University

Location: Ames, Iowa

Net price: $16,105

Acceptance rate: 92%

SAT Range: 1010-1310

Iowa State University offers the traditional spectrum of majors, but students tend to gravitate towards a particular few: in the fall of 2018, 20% of students were studying mechanical engineering, kinesiology, aerospace engineering, animal science, or computer engineering. Gender also plays a role in this breakdown: female students, who comprise 44% of the student body, are also largely interested in elementary education, biology, and psychology. About 3 out of every 5 students at Iowa State are native Iowans.

Campus buildings of University of California San Diego

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#17. University of California - San Diego

Location: La Jolla, California

Net price: $15,222

Acceptance rate: 37%

SAT Range: 1270-1480

The University of California - San Diego is an institution widely regarded for its strength in the sciences—particularly biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience—but the school was also ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 30 universities globally for Arts and Humanities. With a student body of over 30,000 students, less than half of whom live on campus, UCSD has struggled to meet housing demands; the school in 2019 announced plans to raise rent by at least 3% in order to pay for new residential housing. This comes hand in hand with rising costs for out-of-state UC students.

The OSU Spirt Rider on the campus of Oklahoma State University

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#16. Oklahoma State University

Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma

Net price: $14,763

Acceptance rate: 70%

SAT Range: 1020-1250

Oklahoma State University offers 87 majors for undergraduate students, including options in aerospace and aviation, plant biology, and a pre-veterinary track. Before aid, the school costs $24,920 for in-state residents, and $40,440 for out-of-state students. According to the admissions office, more than half of students graduate without any student loan debt. Famous alums include Anita Hill, the country singer Garth Brooks, and actor James Marsden.

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Entrance sign to the campus of Arizona State University

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#15. Arizona State University

Location: Tempe, Arizona

Net price: $14,653

Acceptance rate: 88%

SAT Range: 1100-1320

While tuition for out-of-state students at Arizona State University hovers just under $30,000 annually, 94% of ASU students receive some form of financial aid. The school has been ranked fifth in the nation as a recruitment source, meaning employers favor graduates of the school when seeking new hires. As of 2019, ASU is working on a new plan for structuring its fees and tuition costs that would include only four broad fee categories, as opposed to lengthy lists of fees that are entirely specific to each major and degree type.

North Carolina State University entrance sign on the Central Campus

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#14. North Carolina State University

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Net price: $14,600

Acceptance rate: 46%

SAT Range: 1230-1410

With Business, Biology, and Engineering as some of its strongest and most popular majors, North Carolina State University was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as #32 on the list of Top Public Schools in America. As of 2022, there were nearly 23,000 undergraduates on campus, and 87% of students came from in-state. Fun fact: NC State students often take part in the annual "Krispy Kreme Challenge," which involves racing to a local Krispy Kreme and then attempting to scarf down a dozen doughnuts.

Campus of University of Wisconsin

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#13. University of Wisconsin

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Net price: $14,030

Acceptance rate: 57%

SAT Range: 1260-1460

The University of Wisconsin in Madison is a highly regarded university and often considered one of the "Public Ivies"—a term coined in the 1980s to refer to public colleges whose academics are at an Ivy League standard. Notable alumni include architect Frank Lloyd Wright, writer Joyce Carol Oates, and former U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, the founder of Earth Day. The university is devoted to maintaining access and affordability for its in-state students; "Bucky's Tuition Promise" means Wisconsin residents whose household income falls below $56,000 can attend for free—but out-of-state students are looking at rising tuition costs.

Students outside on Quad lawn on the University of Illinois campus

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#12. University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Location: Urbana, Illinois

Net price: $13,517

Acceptance rate: 63%

SAT Range: 1200-1460

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has produced 27 Pulitzer Prize winners, including noted film critic Roger Ebert and novelist Richard Powers. The school also has one of the biggest Greek systems in the U.S., with nearly a quarter of all students participating. The university has 16 colleges, which include the College of Media and the School of Social Work. The library also boasts one of the biggest collections of any public university in the world, with over 24 million items.

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#11. Indiana University - Bloomington

Location: Bloomington, Indiana

Net price: $13,191

Acceptance rate: 80%

SAT Range: 1120-1350

In 2018, Indiana University - Bloomington was recognized by the Academic Ranking of World Universities for the strength of its programs in business management and administration, education, psychology, and more. Bloomington is the oldest of all of IU's campuses, and out of the 2019 freshman class of around 8,000, more than 4,500 students were from Indiana. IU Bloomington's tuition structure is based around banded tuition, which means that students taking anywhere between 12 and 18 credits will pay a single fixed tuition price, allowing students more predictability in terms of tuition cost and on-time graduation.

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#10. University of California - Irvine

Location: Irvine, California

Net price: $13,106

Acceptance rate: 30%

SAT Range: 1230-1430

Once upon a time, all California residents could attend the University of California schools for free. But alas, all good things must end, and beginning in the 1920s, small "fees" were introduced for both in- and out-of-state residents. By the 1970s, tuition and fees amounted to just over $1,000 for residents, and by 2012, the UC system received more money from student tuition and fees—a whopping $3 billion—than from from the state at $2.3 billion. At Irvine, a school revered for both criminal justice and performing arts programs, the total cost of living is still a bit lower than that of most of the other UC system campuses.

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#9. University of Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

Net price: $12,881

Acceptance rate: 79%

SAT Range: 1130-1350

The Salt Lake City institution has been around since 1850 and is renowned for its School of Medicine and primary care program. Besides other high-ranking grad programs, its undergraduates enjoy a 17-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio as well as a geographically diverse population, as 36% attend from out of state or internationally. A member of the Power 5 conference Pac-12, the Utes were one of the top college football teams in the nation in 2019.

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#8. Florida State University

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Net price: $12,815

Acceptance rate: 36%

SAT Range: 1220-1350

Founded in 1851, Florida State University is both a space-grant and sea-grant university, meaning it participates in cutting-edge space and sea research on a national level. About 87% of FSU students are Floridians, meaning they get to attend one of Florida's designated "preeminent universities" at the relatively low tuition cost of $5,656 annually. There are more than 29,000 undergraduates at FSU, with women making up more than half of total enrollment.

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#7. Purdue University

Location: West Lafayette, Indiana

Net price: $12,294

Acceptance rate: 67%

SAT Range: 1170-1420

Over the years, Purdue University and NASA have developed quite the friendship. Many future astronauts—including Jerry Ross, John Casper, and the inimitable Neil Armstrong—spent their college days at Purdue. In fact, in 2018, Purdue even granted an honorary doctoral degree via live stream to an astronaut still aboard the International Space Station. Purdue has held a tuition freeze since the 2012–2013 school year (through at least the 2019–20 academic year), which both garnered positive press and raised whether such an act was a real solution or a publicity stunt.

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#6. University of Central Florida

Location: Orlando, Florida

Net price: $11,108

Acceptance rate: 44%

SAT Range: 1160-1340

Located in Orlando, the University of Central Florida boasts a full-time undergraduate student body of over 43,000. Popular majors include psychology, health sciences, and nursing. The school is known for its robust research programming, with researchers attracting more than $200 million each year in grants and sponsored awards.

The university was originally founded to support the burgeoning U.S. space program, and its proximity to Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center has made space research a particularly interesting facet of UCF's offerings. Currently, the school is home to the Florida Space Institute, which collaborates on space missions.

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#5. University of Florida

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Net price: $10,075

Acceptance rate: 31%

SAT Range: 1290-1460

The University of Florida, which comprises just over 30,000 full-time undergraduate students, has particularly strong Accounting and Engineering courses, and was rated by U.S. News & World Report as #5 in Top Public Schools. The school also offers unique courses, such as its seven-year Medical Honors Program, which allows students to spend their first two years of school as typical undergrads, then graduate from medical school five years later with a dual degree in science and medicine.

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#4. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Net price: $10,038

Acceptance rate: 25%

SAT Range: 1280-1490

While UNC Chapel Hill has many renowned undergraduate programs, including creative writing, its graduate programs are the ones receiving buzz: In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked the School of Medicine's Primary Care course #1 in the nation, with Social Work and Nursing programs also faring extremely well. Like many other public universities, UNC at Chapel Hill has had to confront the issue of rising tuition prices; while keeping in-state tuition prices fairly low has been a high priority, rising out-of-state tuition prices and fees have been a concern for out-of-state families.

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#3. University of South Florida

Location: Tampa, Florida

Net price: $10,004

Acceptance rate: 49%

SAT Range: 1160-1320

The University of South Florida has been lauded for its graduate programs, with grad students comprising more than 10,000 spots on campus, and ranks well for undergraduate studies in nursing, technology, and criminal justice. Both the in-state and out-of-state tuition for this university make it a relatively affordable option, though out-of-state students make up a small portion of the student body at 9%. 

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#2. University of Washington

Location: Seattle, Washington

Net price: $9,661

Acceptance rate: 56%

SAT Range: 1200-1470

Applying to college is an undeniably stressful process, but some students certainly have particular advantages or hardships along the way that impact their academic performance. That's why the University of Washington, along with a handful of other schools, has helped the College Board develop a tool called the Environmental Context Dashboard; the goal is to provide more context to a UW student's application through data sets that highlight, for instance, how many adults in a student's community attended college. A few fast facts: 64% of undergrad students at UW come from Washington state, 64% of the school's revenue comes from tuition, and nearly half of all declared STEM majors are women.

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#1. United States Military Academy at West Point

Location: West Point, New York

Net price: $0

Acceptance rate: 12%

SAT Range: 1210-1440

In a world where college prices are rising and student debt is at an all-time high, the United States Military Academy at West Point stands apart as a completely free option for a four-year education. It's not just classes that are covered, either: students at this military academy receive room, board, and health care entirely free of cost. Most West Point students—about 93% of them—come from outside of New York state, but getting into USMA is no cakewalk for anyone, as the acceptance rate is about 12%.

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