Banner Elk, NC has two home inspection schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Carson-Newman College, the highest ranked school in this group with a home inspection program, has a total student population of 2,150. It is the 2765th highest ranked school in the USA and the 72nd highest in the state of Tennessee (#1 is Vanderbilt University).
Home Inspection students from Banner Elk 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 Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area alone, there are 30 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $39,830. Construction and building inspectors in this area earn $39,540/yr and there are 140 employed.
Banner Elk lies in Avery county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Western North Carolina nonmetropolitan area has 195,830 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $15.74/hr average worker wage, and a $32,740 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.692 out of every 1000 jobs in Banner Elk are held by construction and building inspectors, and 0.173/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
Of the 2 home inspection schools with a 100-mile radius of Banner Elk, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Carson-Newman College comes out as the most expensive ($13,511/yr) for home inspection students, with York Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $7,100/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Banner Elk|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||91.0 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||97.0 miles|