Obtaining an insurance license is the first step towards a career in a robust and growing American industry. While the current U.S. economy is trying to recover from our recent recession, the insurance industry has remained unscathed. In fact, quiet the contrary. The employment rate for licensed insurance agents is projected to increase 12% over the next 7 years and will be in demand as the population continues to increase in size, as well as age.
A Health and Life Insurance sales agent, as defined by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is often
The first contact a consumer has with an insurance company. The purpose of the agent is to help individuals, families, and businesses select insurance policies that provide the best protection for their lives, health, and property.
In short, an insurance agent, also known as a ‘producer’ is the key person between the applicant and insurer. How well the agent interacts with the potential client, the depth and professionalism of the presentation, and the accuracy in collecting health information and filing a complete application all determine the outcome of the insurer’s relationship with the general public. Acting as a fiduciary, the agent plays a vital role in the success of the insurance company.
A licensed agent has many options from which to choose when searching for employment in the insurance industry. Let’s examine several of the opportunities available to licensed insurance agents.