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Construction and Building Inspector

The rule enforcers, construction and building inspectors make sure all building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations and contract specifications are always followed.

Texas is always building. It’s no wonder there’s a need for more construction inspectors. As a construction or building inspector, you will review plans to ensure everything is up to code, from plumbing and electrical to zoning and local ordinances. You’re the person who verifies the elevation and alignment of structures. And if anything is off, you issue the violation notices and stop-work orders until the builder is in compliance.

Most construction and building inspectors have some college (a certificate or associate degree in construction technology, for example) plus five or more years of related work experience.


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Build a bright future in Texas.

Taking pride in your work, with results that can last for many years. That’s the feeling you can get with a career in construction and the many related skilled trades that support this vital industry. If you’re looking for a career where you can be “hands-on,” the opportunities in this field are abundant, from plumbers to planners. For many careers in construction, you’ll need specialized skills that can be gained through certificate programs.

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Texas Labor Market Information, Texas Workforce Commission. Statewide wages by occupation, 2021. Statewide projections by occupation, 2020-2030.

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