Some of the skills we found on agent resumes included "life insurance," "communication," and "customer service." We have detailed the most important agent responsibilities below.
We've found that 44.3% of agents have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 4.8% earned their master's degrees before becoming an agent. While it's true that some agents have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every five agents did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those agents who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or criminal justice degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for agents include general studies degrees or psychology degrees.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an agent. We've found that most agent resumes include experience from U-Haul, Momentum, and Avis Budget Group. Of recent, U-Haul had 74 positions open for agents. Meanwhile, there are 58 job openings at Momentum and 53 at Avis Budget Group.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, agents tend to earn the biggest salaries at Salesforce, General Electric, and Hewlett-Packard. Take Salesforce for example. The median agent salary is $72,738. At General Electric, agents earn an average of $67,617, while the average at Hewlett-Packard is $65,052. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at New York Life Insurance Company, Aflac, and American Income Life Insurance .. These three companies have hired a significant number of agents from these institutions.
The industries that agents fulfill the most roles in are the insurance and professional industries. But the highest agent annual salary is in the insurance industry, averaging $36,174. In the professional industry they make $31,243 and average about $30,885 in the real estate industry. In conclusion, agents who work in the insurance industry earn a 28.7% higher salary than agents in the technology industry.