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Is a building Inspector a good field to get into?

I am leaving my current IT Job and considering on taking courses for building Inspectors. Is this a good Business?

Asked By: jackwells - 6/20/2006
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Depends what type of building inspector you want to be and how qualified you need to be to get into a decent position (the course my just be entry level... More
Answered By: solo - 6/20/2006
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ya. they make pretty good money. you have to know alot about building though. codes, etc.
Answered By: rogdogg187 - 6/20/2006
 
It can be, but there is a bit of competition out there. I personally wouldn't want to do it because I wouldn't enjoy it at all. I'd go into a field you actually like instead of just something that sounds like it might be interesting.
Answered By: cosaxteacher - 6/20/2006
 
I used to work in the BLDG dept issuing permits. They make okay money. Nothing extravagant
Answered By: ♡LiL♡♥♡Kitten♡ - 6/20/2006
 
Yea!! Go for it! Good Luck!
Answered By: cole8865 - 6/20/2006
 
yup
Answered By: jyd9999 - 6/20/2006
 
If there is a booming real estate market where you will be working then yes, whether it be residential or commercial development, I would say that you could definately make more money in commercial development. Good luck!
Answered By: MJ - 6/20/2006
 
if you are in the UK, then yes it will be, especially next year when the new Home-owners Information Pack becomes legal. There will be a shed load of business for you then.
Answered By: greengunge - 6/20/2006
 
I work for the County Public Works. With the building inspectors, You know what the fun ones are, the CODE enforcers, code compliance inspectors, now those make money because they deal with a lot of dirrrrrrty people, it's fun, and exciting and the hearings are really cool. But we also do the inspectors for just... More
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Answered By: PinkDiamond - 6/20/2006
 
you mean financially or the stability or what?
Answered By: pcola_doodoo - 6/20/2006
 
From what I heard tax assessors make tons of money because nobody wants the job. As long as you can deal with poeple yelling at you I would go that route.
Answered By: Bob Z - 6/20/2006
 
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