Columbia, SC (population: 130,246) 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 Columbia 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 Columbia area alone, there are ** employed fire inspectors and investigators earning an average salary of $41,590. Construction and building inspectors in this area earn $43,320/yr and there are 170 employed.
Columbia lies in Richland county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Columbia area has 334,600 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $18.76/hr average worker wage, and a $39,020 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.520 out of every 1000 jobs in Columbia are held by construction and building inspectors, and **/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 Columbia|
|Rock Hill||SC||72,341||5||30.0256||144||62.8 miles|
|North Augusta||SC||-||1||27.4739||4||72.2 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||92.3 miles|