What’s not to love about the insurance industry? If you want a future career that offers everything from flexibility to financial rewards, look no further.
Things change. In the technology industry, what was cool five years ago may not even exist today. But the insurance industry is here to stay. People will always need insurance whether it’s for their car, residence, pet or even their wedding insurance, the insurance industry touches all aspects of life—and that won’t change.
You want a well-rounded life—and that means rewarding career that offers vacation time so you can travel and experience new things. The insurance industry offers flexible schedules and time off. If you work hard, a three day weekend could be in your near future. Perhaps you want to catch a family member’s little league game or attend a community fundraiser one afternoon? You could control your schedule so you won’t miss important events.
In a recent U.S News and World Report article featuring “Best Jobs of 2014”, Big “I” president and CEO, Bob Rusbuldt was quoted saying "The lifestyle of an independent insurance agent is perfectly suited to someone who has the ability to do different things, who wants control over their schedule, and who wants to be involved in their community."
Insurance is also worldwide. Once you become an insurance expert, there are potential employers in every community, enabling you to live anywhere—in the U.S. or around the world.
In a growing industry with more than 400,000 jobs openings by 2020, people entering the insurance field have a huge opportunity for growth. If you’re an insurance agent or principal, you control how much you make by setting your own sales goals. The harder you work the more money you’ll earn in commission. You are only limited by what you put in your career.
Be a Boss
Baby boomers who are running agencies and companies are retiring. They are looking now for young talent to bring in to perpetuate the businesses they spent their lifetime building up. You could enter the industry now and in just a few years you could manage staff, own your own insurance agency or be team leader at insurance carrier.
Make a Difference
Insurance professionals are pillars in their communities with offices in nearly every town and city in the U.S. Many are active in local organizations, sponsoring sporting teams or helping charities. Insurance offers you the chance to make a career out of helping individuals when they suffer a loss and need assistance.