Purchasing a home is a major investment and home inspections are part of the process. Home inspection is a visual examination of the home that makes the buyer aware of the general condition and the repairs that need to be made. Home inspectors are trained professionals that conduct these examinations. Home inspectors need at least a high school diploma. Many employers seek out candidates with some formal training. Many home inspectors have associate or bachelor degrees in home inspection or related field. Employment of home inspectors is projected to grow faster than average for all professions, increasing 18% from 2006 to 2016. The constant increase in home construction and a growing population will drive job growth.