"customer service," "insurance companies," and "adjusters" aren't the only skills we found adjusters list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of adjuster responsibilities that we found, including: Analytical skills can be considered to be the most important personality trait for an adjuster to have. According to a adjuster resume, "adjusters and examiners must each evaluate whether the insurance company is obligated to pay a claim and determine the amount to pay" adjusters are able to use analytical skills in the following example we gathered from a resume: "analyzed residential and commercial catastrophe claims. " Another trait important for fulfilling adjuster duties is communication skills. According to a adjuster resume, "claims adjusters and investigators must get information from a wide range of people, including claimants, witnesses, and medical experts." Here's an example of how adjusters are able to utilize communication skills: "provide communications of new claims processes and best practices via e-mail, meetings withmanagement, and team huddles. " Another skill that is quite popular among adjusters is detail oriented. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a adjuster resume: "adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators must carefully review documents and damaged property, because small details can have large financial consequences." This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "managed day-to-day evaluations of bodily injury claims for 20 adjusters in a deadline-oriented production office. " A thorough review of lots of resumes revealed to us that "interpersonal skills" is important to completing adjuster responsibilities. This resume example shows just one way adjusters use this skill: "adjusters, examiners, and investigators often meet with claimants and others who may be upset by the situation that requires a claim or by the settlement the company is offering" Here's an example of how this skill is used from a resume that represents typical adjuster tasks: "honed superior interpersonal skills to explain coverage(s) and policy language. " Another common skill for an adjuster to be able to utilize is "math skills." Appraisers must be able to calculate property damage. An adjuster demonstrated the need for this skill by putting this on their resume: "determined policy coverage by the usage of mathematical formulas and the review of policy rules and clauses. "
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After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an adjuster. We found that 62.0% of adjusters have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 5.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most adjusters have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven adjusters were not college graduates.
Those adjusters who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or criminal justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for adjusters include psychology degrees or insurance degrees.
When you're ready to become an adjuster, you might wonder which companies hire adjusters. According to our research through adjuster resumes, adjusters are mostly hired by Kemper, Allstate, and Zurich. Now is a good time to apply as Kemper has 33 adjusters job openings, and there are 18 at Allstate and 16 at Zurich.
Since salary is important to some adjusters, it's good to note that they are figured to earn the highest salaries at Chubb, Pekin Insurance, and Great American Insurance Company. If you were to take a closer look at Chubb, you'd find that the average adjuster salary is $107,929. Then at Pekin Insurance, adjusters receive an average salary of $76,960, while the salary at Great American Insurance Company is $67,680.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at State Farm, Allstate, and Progressive. These three companies have hired a significant number of adjusters from these institutions.
The industries that adjusters fulfill the most roles in are the insurance and manufacturing industries. But the highest adjuster annual salary is in the finance industry, averaging $48,801. In the insurance industry they make $48,411 and average about $43,992 in the manufacturing industry. In conclusion, adjusters who work in the finance industry earn a 23.5% higher salary than adjusters in the non profits industry.