Brookings, SD has nine home inspection schools within a 500-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, the highest ranked school in this group with a home inspection program, has a total student population of 51,659. It is the 31st highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Minnesota.
Home Inspection students from Brookings 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.
Brookings lies in Brookings county, which is one of the 37 counties in South Dakota. Overall, the Eastern South Dakota nonmetropolitan area has 123,140 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.7% unemployment rate, $15.15/hr average worker wage, and a $31,510 average annual salary.
Of the 9 home inspection schools with a 500-mile radius of Brookings, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Inver Hills Community College comes out as the most expensive ($15,083/yr) for home inspection students, with McHenry County College as the lowest, reported at only $6,082/yr.