Anchorage, AK (population: 283,690) has one home inspection school within a 1000-mile radius of its city center. University of Alaska Southeast has a total student population of 3,260. It is the 4513th highest ranked school in the USA and the 7th highest in the state of Alaska (#1 is University of Alaska Fairbanks).
Home Inspection students from Anchorage schools who go on to become home inspectors, real estate inspectors, housing quality standard inspectors, housing inspectors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 90,730 people working as construction and building inspectors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $53,550. Also, Fire inspectors and investigators make on average $56,310 per year and there are about 12,180 of them employed in the US today.
Anchorage lies in Anchorage county, which is one of the 27 counties in Alaska. Overall, the Anchorage area has 165,640 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $24/hr average worker wage, and a $49,730 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Alaska Southeast ends up costing a student $9,482/yr.
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