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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.
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.
Usually a high school diploma or equivalent, although there can be exceptions.
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 Houston, TX, Discover Life Enterprises is a leading staffing provider in the U.S. If you have any questions about Insurance Agent jobs in your area or job search in general, feel free to fill out our online contact form.