Indianapolis, IN (population: 803,930) has twenty-five home inspection schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a home inspection program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Home Inspection students from Indianapolis 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. In fact, in the Indianapolis-Carmel area alone, there are 80 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $54,100. Construction and building inspectors in this area earn $43,950/yr and there are 370 employed.
Indianapolis lies in Marion county, which is one of the 39 counties in Indiana. Overall, the Indianapolis-Carmel area has 870,660 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $20.15/hr average worker wage, and a $41,900 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.427 out of every 1000 jobs in Indianapolis are held by construction and building inspectors, and 0.089/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
Of the 25 home inspection schools with a 500-mile radius of Indianapolis, only 10 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ohio University-Main Campus comes out as the most expensive ($17,497/yr) for home inspection students, with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,184/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Indianapolis|
|West Lafayette||IN||-||1||78.6553||122||60.0 miles|
|Terre Haute||IN||60,269||5||28.5376||204||68.9 miles|
|North Manchester||IN||-||1||55.0629||70||86.8 miles|
|Crestview Hills||KY||-||1||24.073||65||98.5 miles|