I don’t have any real statistics to quote, but I can tell you I’ve had many females in my classes over the years who have gone on to have very successful careers.
Why is it Important?
I think we’ve learned through the last several decades how some women are well suited for many jobs and we no longer have to classify careers as exclusive to one gender or another. It’s that very reason that makes me wonder why we don’t see more women in the profession than we do. Maybe it’s because our profession is so commonly perceived as masculine? Maybe it’s just not a career that the majority of women would find attractive or interesting. Whatever the reason, there’s plenty of room for men and women in the home inspection profession.
But, What about…
What about crawling through attics and crawlspaces? What about climbing a ladder and traversing the roof? Do female home inspectors have to do all that, too?
Of course. The Standards of Practice whether required by your state or national organization don’t discriminate. They simply require “The Inspector,” to perform certain tasks like crawling through the crawlspace under the home. Whether male or female is of no consequence to the client paying for the service and they want the home inspected properly.
Again, I’ve seen a lot of ladies do this in class and out in the field after starting their business. If you’re willing and capable to do the work, and there’s plenty of work to be had no matter your gender.
How do I Know iF I can do the Work oF a Home Inspector?
The only way for anyone to know whether they’re right for the work is to try it out. Before paying a couple thousand dollars for a course, go out on a few inspections with a seasoned inspector who received formal training.
If you do, be sure to remember you may nor be able to keep up with the inspector 100%, and his or her pace may seem pretty quick. That’s because they’ve been doing inspections for a long time and are conditioned to the walking, climbing, bending and stretching at such a rapid pace. It usually takes most people about 50-100 inspections to get to that pace simply because the body needs to be conditioned for it and that takes time.
I have students in my class every month who have done ride along inspections with other home inspectors before coming to class. They all say it helped them make the decision to enroll and start their new career. The work isn’t that hard, and the rewards are awesome.
HI-TEC thinks like a school AND a business. We have live classes and a fully self-paced curriculum to suit the many needs of our students. We discuss everything about the home inspection career in every class we teach. Whether you’re male or female, we want to be a part of your success and that means teaching you everything we know about passing the exam and starting your career. It’s how we give you the high ground advantage. We’re better because we focus on the core competencies you need to get started. We’ve worked for the biggest schools in the country. We know what students need to be successful, and how to best provide everyone with the knowledge and skills required to make home inspections a lifelong career. We don’t make sales pitches in class, and we teach the marketing in every class so you can get licensed, get marketing, and start recouping your investment right away.
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