I am new here and wanted to say “Hello!”. I also wanted to get some opinions.
I am thinking about changing careers. I’m currently employed as an Network Administrator for a company I’ve worked at for 14 years. Our company has a new President and there are good odds that my bosses boss and my boss may get fired. On top of that I might get let go at some point. It’s the whole “New President shake up” that happens in a corporate office every time executives change.
Anyway, I’m burnt out in my career and thought about doing something different. I’ve got some building background although not a ton (mostly framing) and have always been interested in housing either from an aesthetic point of view or just a genuine admiration for a well built home.
So, I’m thinking about becoming an inspector through the Texas State course approve by TREC. It’s a 450 hour course then the exam.
I’m wanting to get opinions from maybe some Texas inspectors on the state of the industry as well as anyone that has built a business from the ground up. I would at some point need to replace a 90k a year income. From everything I can tell it’s more than do-able but will take a little time. What are your thoughts on this?
Thanks and I look forward to becoming a contributing member. Paul