I’m working toward my home inspector certification in IL (Chicagoland).
My background is in education. I have summers off in my current job, and I’m thinking that I’d like to get my business started this summer, as I’ll have the time to give it my all.
I gather that most inspectors have a background in construction, engineering, etc…
I think there could be some advantages to entering this industry as an educator (maybe market myself as an inspector who will explain the home’s systems and maintenance to the client, etc.), but I definitely feel at a disadvantage, entering this field without much building/construction background knowledge.
Have any of you started out in inspections without background in a related field? Did you really just get certified/licensed and then open your own business, or did you gain experience in a larger firm or related occupation, first?
Thanks for any advice or encouragement!