Best job ever? Think insurance
Remember Ned Ryerson from the “Groundhog Day” movie? Most Millennials were not yet born when that 1993 film hit theaters. But a comical stereotype insurance salesman is NOT who we are (though we do get the joke).
Insurance is a field that offers solid career opportunities with the positive environment to help people thrive. There are mentors, continuing education, a place where people feel they fit in, growth and advancement, variety in duties and responsibilities. The Insurance Information Institute produced a video on the limitless career options in insurance, featuring the new generation of industry pros.
Why consider a career in insurance? Insurance affects everything; it is a part of nearly everything you do. Think about it: First, there is a “breaking news story,” and within the next day or two, there’s the insurance story behind it. It is an interesting, ever-changing business, one that helps to propel individuals forward toward recovery after unfortunate events. It is a people business.
Law enforcement and emergency management professionals are considered first responders. Insurance professionals are economic first responders. It’s a business that helps people, and there are abundant opportunities. Check out www.InsureMyPath.org to learn more about them.
Several Florida universities have curriculums in risk management and insurance. And, community colleges offer two-year associate degrees, such as the workforce development initiative supported by the Florida Association of Insurance Agents.
There is much more to the Florida insurance industry than collecting premiums and filing claims. There are jobs for financial analysts, human resource professionals, technology experts, communication and marketing, to name a few. If you’re interested in exploring the paths available in insurance, click here for an assessment checklist.
Nationally, there are about 2.5 million jobs in insurance, and companies are looking to hire.