Things change. In the technology industry, what was "cool" five years ago may not even exist today. But insurance is here to stay. People will always need it for their car, home, business, pet and even for travel. The insurance industry touches all aspects of life — and that will not change.
In a growing industry with more than 400,000 jobs openings in the next five years, people entering the insurance field have a huge opportunity for growth. If you become an insurance agent or principal, you can control how much you make by setting your own sales goals. The harder you work, the more money you can earn in commission. You are only limited by what you put into your job. And there are so many different careers paths you can choose from such as: analytics, training, marketing, customer service and technology.
You want a well-rounded life -- with a rewarding career that includes vacation time and travel. The insurance industry offers flexible schedules and time off. If you work hard, a three-day weekend could be in your future. You could even manage your schedule so you won't miss important events.
In a recent U.S News and World Report article featuring 'Best Jobs of 2020,' Insurance Agent ranked #2 on their 'Sales & Marketing Jobs' list. As Big 'I' president Bob Rusbuldt explains: "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 everywhere. Once you become an insurance expert, there are potential employers in every community, enabling you to live anywhere in the U.S.
An Opportunity to Run a Business
Baby boomers who are either running agencies or insurance companies are retiring at a fast pace. They're looking for young talent to help maintain the businesses they spent a lifetime building. You could enter the industry now and in just a few years manage staff, work towards owning your own agency, or be a team leader at an 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.