MBTI® Test ISTP Construction and Building Inspectors
Strong Interest Inventory® General Occupational Theme Code: Realistic, Conventional, Investigative (RCI) (GOT)
Hammer (1996) writes that Introverted-Sensing-Thinking-Perceiving (ISTP) MBTI® test Personality Types do their best when they have the opportunity to apply technical skills and insights to practical problems. This innate quality, among others, make MBTI test ISTP’s particularly well suited in careers such as construction and building inspectors.
Construction and building inspectors are in charge of inspecting a variety of different structures (e.g., bridges, dams, highways, etc.) as well as their plumbing, circuitry, insulation, and so on. As they inspect, they are not only considering the structural and functional integrity of those structures, but also whether they conform to national, state, and other codes. In some cases, inspectors also evaluate blueprints or construction activities in order to identify and resolve any issues before they become major or cost-prohibitive to resolve.
In order to achieve their goals successfully, inspectors may need to collect quantitative and qualitative descriptors of such structures and document their findings in ways that can be easily accessed and understood by others. Useful tools may include photographic equipment, including cameras, mobile computers and tablets, and scanners, as well as circuit analyzers, arc receptacle testers, and continuity testers. They may also find levels (e.g., automatic, electronic, lock, and optical) and liquid leak detectors (e.g., for refrigerants) useful for data collection. For cataloging and communicating, word processing software (e.g., Microsoft Word), compliance software (e.g., NorthWest Builders Network Plan Analyst), and others may be useful.
Most construction and building inspectors have a strong background in building and construction, as well as in engineering and technology. Those at the more advanced levels may also have an understanding of law and government, particularly in relation to the legal codes for which they are investigating compliance. All inspectors must have strong communication skills, both in oral and written English.
Generally, these areas of expertise are developed in vocational training in addition to either a bachelors or associates degree. However, many investigators either never went to college, or completed some coursework without actually earning a degree.
Below find employment trends for Construction and Building Inspectors:
- Median wage: $26.94 hourly, $56,040 annually
- Employment: 102,000 employees
- Projected growth (2012-2022): Average (8% to 14%)
- Projected job openings (2012-2022): 36,700
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Click on one of these corresponding popular ISTP Careers for detailed information including Career Stats, Income Stats, Daily Tasks and Required Education: Agricultural Inspector, Automotive Master Mechanic, Avionics Technician, Civil Engineering Technician, Construction & Building Inspector, Electric Power-Line Installer & Repairer, Forest & Conservation Worker, Light Truck or Delivery Driver, Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanic, and Operating Engineer or Other Construction Equipment Operator.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics wage data and 2012-2022 employment projections Onetonline.org
MBTI® Type Tables for Occupations, 2nd Edition. Schaubhut, N. & Thompson, R. (CPP, 2008)
Introduction To Type and Careers, Hammer, A. (CPP, 1996)