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Construction and Building Inspectors

Job Information

Inspect structures using engineering skills to determine structural soundness and compliance with specifications, building codes, and other regulations. Inspections may be general in nature or may be limited to a specific area, such as electrical systems or plumbing.


  • About 44 percent of inspectors worked for local governments, primarily municipal or county building departments.
  • Many home inspectors are self-employed.
  • Training requirements vary widely; some States require a license or certificate.
  • Opportunities should be best for those with construction-related work experience; training in engineering, architecture, construction technology, or related fields; or certification as a construction inspector.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $53,180/yr ($26.59/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors