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Construction Inspectors

Employment Prospects


Construction and building inspectors hold about 117,300 jobs. About 43 percent are employed by government agencies, with most working in local government. An additional 14 percent are employed in the engineering services industry. Inspectors employed at the federal level work for such agencies as the Department of Defense or the Departments of Housing and Urban Development, Agriculture, and the Interior. Approximately 10 percent of construction and building inspectors are self employed. 

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