Gastonia, NC (population: 75,340) has one home inspection school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. York Technical College has a total student population of 6,034. It is the 5637th highest ranked school in the USA and the 75th highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Home Inspection students from Gastonia 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 Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area alone, there are 120 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $49,360. Construction and building inspectors in this area earn $50,460/yr and there are 750 employed.
Gastonia lies in Gaston county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord-SC area has 837,820 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $21.10/hr average worker wage, and a $43,890 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.895 out of every 1000 jobs in Gastonia are held by construction and building inspectors, and 0.137/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, York Technical College ends up costing a student $7,100/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Gastonia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||22.9 miles|
|Banner Elk||NC||-||1||22.4512||43||74.4 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||78.5 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||82.9 miles|