The independent insurance agency system is one of the few business models that allow those with a high school degree and little business experience to thrive. In addition, many selling and servicing functions may be handled via the telephone, which accommodates disabled veterans who may need flexibility in their day-to-day schedules.
Many jobs in the agency system pay at or above the national median average, thereby making them great career choices. Furthermore, employment of insurance professionals is projected to grow 10 percent from 2012 to 2022.1
|Agents||Insurance sales agents help generate new business by contacting potential customers and selling one or more types of insurance. Insurance sales agents explain various insurance policies and help clients choose plans that suit them.|
|Account Executives||Account Executives handle customer complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services.|
|Media Specialists||Media specialists plan programs and create content to generate interest in an organization’s products or services. They create and maintain a favorable public image for the organization they represent. They design media releases to shape public perception of their organization and to increase awareness of its work, goals, products or services.|
1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition