Job Spotlight: Insurance Agent

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Despite already having experience with several jobs, many working adults are unable to answer that age-old question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

Our Job Spotlight monthly blog series is designed to help you answer that question. In this series, we review all the basics of specific jobs, from salary and duties to why people do the jobs they do.

Insurance Agent

For this month’s Job Spotlight, we’ll be rebuilding your job search with information about being an Insurance Agent. Everyone needs insurance, so job stability is quite high. Responsibilities mainly include anything associated with the sale of insurance: inbound and outbound calls, interaction with clients and prospective clients, database maintenance, and knowledge of insurance policies.

Required Education

Usually a high school diploma or equivalent, although there can be exceptions.

Salary

Although it varies depending on a variety of factors (e.g. experience, insured products, geographic area, commission, etc.), Insurance Agents can make as much as $50,000 annually.

What Insurance Agents Do

Insurance agents handle a variety of responsibilities, which may include:

  • Administering compensation and benefit plans
  • Working independently with custom company software
  • Explain policies and their features
  • Personalize insurance plans for individual client needs
  • Making inbound and outbound calls
  • Call prospective clients to add to customer base

What Companies Look for in an Insurance Agent

Every Insurance Agent is different, but many need the following skills and attributes:

  • Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working in or around Property and Casualty insurance industry
  • Customer service driven, with strong interpersonal and relationship skills
  • Ability to type 30+ words per minute

Headquartered in Oklahoma City, OK, Express Employment Professionals is a leading staffing provider in the U.S and Canada. If you have any questions about Insurance Agent jobs in your area or job search in general, feel free to contact your local Express office or fill out our online contact form.

For More in Our Job Spotlight Series:

Warehouse Worker

Administrative Assistant

Medical Secretary

Welder

Sales Representative

Human Resources Generalist

Are you an Insurance Agent? What else should people know about your position? Let us know in the comments below!

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