"What do you want when you grow up?" One common question we all heard as a child but the answer was probably never "an insurance agent" or "an accountant" or "an insurer". , many will say they want to be doctors, teachers, police or in a career where they can help others and make a difference. But that's exactly what a career in the insurance industry can provide.
I started my insurance career working in the claims department where I every day had the opportunity to give peace of mind and comfort to someone who could go through the worst experience of his life. It could have been a small fender leg or even a complete house fire where they had to leave the pieces of a life they have always known, just to start over.
Now I work with insurance policy, I have the opportunity to help our independent agents provide adequate coverage for their customers' needs. It is my job to keep our agents informed of the latest products we have to offer that will provide coverage and fill gaps for customers. Providing these resources will ensure that when a loss occurs, our customers will have the peace of mind that they are properly covered.
An insurance agent can be the best known career choice when you think of insurance. As an agent, you can build personal relationships with customers while learning how to understand what their loss exposures are. From there, agents can help determine how to adequately protect the exposures and make recommendations for the best quilts available to them. Agents are insurance managers and the first point of contact for questions, problems and requirements.
The insurance industry has so much to offer. Even as a claim adjuster, insurer or agent, you have the opportunity to specialize in commercial or personal insurance and from there you can also enter large commercial vs small business, property and accident and life insurance and health insurance – the list goes on and on again! While insurance may not be the first career area to remember, if you are looking for a path that makes a difference and helps others, look no further than the insurance industry.
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