Insurance Jobs & Employment Information
Careers in insurance typically involve sales, underwriting or claims management. Insurance agent jobs involve finding new clients, maintaining existing new clients and selling new policies. Insurance investigators and underwriters make use of modern technology to score applications and determine if the customer’s insurance application should be granted and at what price.
On the other hand, claim adjusters and examiners help customers in filing claims and calculating how much the insurance company should be paying.
The economy plays a crucial role in the state of this industry. It is expected that insurance jobs will go up by 22% by 2020. Among the many insurance professions, sales agents will be in most demand among independent firms. Health and long-term care insurance agents also have a bright future waiting for them. However, jobs for underwriters are expected to go by only 6% between 2010 and 2020.
On an average, an Insurance underwriter makes the most at USD 60,830 as per the BLS in 2011. Claim adjusters also make a good income at USD 59,320 per annum in the same year. On an average, an insurance sales agent made about USD 47,450 per annum in 2011.