Home Inspector Job Skills

The following are some useful job skills for Home Inspectors:

  • building and construction trade knowledge
  • good physical condition to walk and climb during inspections
  • good knowledge of and practical application of engineering science
  • good oral and written communication skills
  • computer and inspection software knowledge
  • ability to use inspection tools and technology such as circuit testers, levels, leak detectors and measuring wheels

Information on this page summarized from:
(1) Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11 Edition, Construction and Building Inspectors
(2)  O*Net Online,Summary Report for:47-4011.00 - Construction and Building Inspectors

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