Raleigh, NC (population: 421,938) has eighteen 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 Raleigh 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 Raleigh-Cary area alone, there are 40 employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $48,820. Construction and building inspectors in this area earn $57,960/yr and there are 470 employed.
Raleigh lies in Wake county, which is one of the 64 counties in North Carolina. Overall, the Raleigh-Cary area has 499,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $20.85/hr average worker wage, and a $43,370 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.947 out of every 1000 jobs in Raleigh are held by construction and building inspectors, and 0.090/1000 are held by fire inspectors and investigators.
Of the 18 home inspection schools with a 500-mile radius of Raleigh, 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 Raleigh|
|Chapel Hill||NC||53,800||1||88.0971||148||22.6 miles|
|Rocky Mount||NC||57,428||2||10.9274||84||48.6 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||75.9 miles|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||90.8 miles|