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Job Outlook for Home Inspectors

by Dec 23, 2021Your Career

Market analyses change daily and predicting how many jobs there will be for home inspectors isn’t easy.  The best thing to do is to look at current opportunities and compare them to past trends.

Over 129,000 Current Jobs

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports there were almost 130k jobs for construction and building inspectors in 2020.

Median Pay

The median income for home inspectors is over $62,000. 


When getting into any new career or starting a business, the entrepreneur asks, “What is the opportunity for ME?”  Businesses come and go, for sure, but for more reasons than just the economic outlook or governmental statistics.  We can tell you after 30 years in the home inspection industry (and two recessions), the opportunity is as good as the individual going after it.  If you’re willing to:

  1. Work hard
  2. Stay the course
  3. Mitigate your risks
  4. Do the things you’re taught

You can be a successful home inspector – long term.

Just read this article from Realtor Magazine and you’ll see how 86% of the time, a home inspection reveals at least one major issue that translates into cash savings for the buyer.  As long as we keep doing our jobs, people will continue to hire us.


Knowing your opportunity means knowing your training options.  The best (and in 38 states, REQUIRED) first steps for becoming a home inspector is formal education.  Choose a school (link to choosing school blog) with a proven track record, a good marketing curriculum, and ongoing support, like HI-TEC.

HI-TEC Home Inspection Training is the Best Place to Start

HI-TEC thinks like a school AND a business.  We meet all the requirements in every class we teach.  It’s how we give you the high ground advantage in your new career.  We’re here because 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.

Give us a call at 877.51.HI.TEC and let one of our admissions experts help you get the answers you need!


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