High Point, NC (population: 105,064) has two home inspection schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, the highest ranked school in this group with a home inspection program, 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 High Point 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 Greensboro-High Point area alone, there are 30 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $44,590. Construction and building inspectors in this area earn $59,160/yr and there are 170 employed.
High Point lies in Guilford county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Greensboro-High Point area has 349,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $18.78/hr average worker wage, and a $39,060 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.492 out of every 1000 jobs in High Point are held by construction and building inspectors, and 0.096/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
Of the 2 home inspection schools with a 100-mile radius of High Point, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University comes out as the most expensive ($14,429/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 High Point|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||16.0 miles|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||53.9 miles|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||92.4 miles|