Home Inspector Job Description
A home inspector examines new and existing structures, mainly single family homes, to detect any building code violations, structural defects or weaknesses in plumbing, electrical or other systems. Most often this is done on behalf of a home buyer or seller, with many home inspectors offering these services as self-employed contractors. Workers in this field are considered part of the construction and building inspection industry.
Employment opportunities for home inspectors should grow by 17 percent through 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. As the practice of obtaining home inspections becomes routine, more jobs will continue to become available in the field. Candidates with both formal training and experience in construction trades will have a significant advantage in seeking employment as a home inspector.