Durham, NC (population: 235,337) has nineteen 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 Durham 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.
Durham lies in Durham county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Durham area has 275,570 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.5% unemployment rate, $24.27/hr average worker wage, and a $50,480 average annual salary.
Of the 19 home inspection schools with a 500-mile radius of Durham, only 8 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Cornell University comes out as the most expensive ($26,242/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 Durham|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||8.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||61.0 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||61.6 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||75.1 miles|