Dobson, NC has one home inspection school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University has a total student population of 30,870. It is the 61st highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Home Inspection students from Dobson 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.
Dobson lies in Surry 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 Dobson are held by construction and building inspectors, and 0.173/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ends up costing a student $14,429/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Dobson|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||33.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||49.5 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||66.1 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||99.3 miles|