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Become A Field Agent

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Working As A Field Agent

  • Selling or Influencing Others
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Make Decisions

  • $48,200

    Average Salary

What Does A Field Agent Do At Perdue Farms, Inc.

* This position will be responsible for recruiting new farmers (farrow-to-finish and weaned pig finishers) into the Niman Ranch farmers network.
* Field Agent should actively explore and pursue all avenues to increase the company farmer
* base to include, but not limited to: feed companies/ co-ops/feed mills, genetic companies, trade events, local banks and leads from existing farmers.
* Field Agent will work to retain all current Niman Ranch farmers by providing excellent service and communication
* as well as helping farmers to improve their operations to become more financially productive.
* Farmer Contracts: Field Agent will promote Niman Ranch farmer contracts and work during the yearly contracting period to assure their farmers are following the contracting procedure.
* Farm Visits: Field Agent will visit each farm in their territory a minimum of four (4) times per year, unless extenuating circumstances require more frequency.
* This position will physically inventory pigs on each visit, perform audit functions and assist
* farmer in production improvement.
* Projections: Field Agent will provide market hog projections to their shipping manager after each farm visit

What Does A Field Agent Do At Smith Seckman Reid, Inc.

* Reviews equipment submittals and shop drawings for overall compliance with the design intent, owner’s requirements, and functional testing requirements
* Performs site visits to execute inspections using pre-functional checklists, functional performance tests, and the training matrix for a given project
* Prepares accurate and timely progress reports to communicate commissioning progress and issues with project team
* Verifies preventative maintenance material and record documents for commissioned equipment and systems
* Participates in client meetings to review project status
* Maintains equipment logs and master deficiency lists for Cx projects
* Participates in regular Cx team meetings to plan for and evaluate the progress of Cx activities
* Performs retro commissioning and diagnostic work as needed
* Performs any other duties as assigned

What Does A Field Agent Do At Stanford University

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* Accurately enter data from data sheets or charts into a database and/or manual filing system using specific, standard instructions.
* Determine appropriate action to be taken for duplicate, inaccurate, or unclear information.
* Maintain computerized and manual logs and files in accordance with established procedures.
* Selectively apply a variety of procedures in measuring data, using judgment to determine how standard guidelines apply; may calibrate and use a variety of display, measuring, and/or calculating equipment requiring a few adjustments for proper results.
* Assist with data collection when needed.
* Maintain a variety of complex records; suggest or make improvements to record-keeping procedures.
* Perform audits of own work or that of others to ensure conformance with established procedures.
* Provide administrative support.
* Other duties may also be assigned
* Specific Task__
* Utilization Surveys_
* Daily (M
* F) targeted parking utilization surveys and spreadsheet updates (e.g., L
* RF parking)
* Bi-weekly (Tue/Thu) EVGR project / Wilbur & EV parking utilization surveys and spreadsheet updates (including 1 early morning count to capture ‘ES’ peak utilization and 1 midday count to capture ‘C’ peak utilization)
* Bi-weekly (Tue/Thu) CAM project / hospital lot parking utilization surveys and spreadsheet updates (e.g., L
* L-2, L-3, Roth Way Garage, Roth Way, L
* L-18, Stock Farm Garage, L
* Via Ortega Garage, Roble Field Garage)
* Inventory Surveys_
* Weekly parking inventory spreadsheet update)
* Ongoing parking inventory / individual lot diagram updates
* Ongoing GIS parking inventory / parking space map book updates (in cooperation with Maps & Records)
* Lot Maintenance_
* Ongoing parking lot maintenance reviews / field surveys and photo documentation
* Ongoing work request drafts, reviews and submittals
* Additional Task_
* Parking identifier preparation
* Other duties as assigned

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How To Become A Field Agent

Although most employers require agents to have a high school diploma, many agents have a bachelor’s degree. Agents must be licensed in the states where they work.


A high school diploma is the typical requirement for insurance sales agents, although a bachelor’s degree can improve one’s job prospects. Public-speaking classes can be useful in improving sales techniques, and often agents will have taken courses in business, finance, or economics. Business knowledge is also helpful for sales agents hoping to advance to a managerial position.


Insurance sales agents learn many of their job duties on the job from other agents. Many employers have new agents shadow an experienced agent. This practice allows the new agent to learn how to conduct the company’s business and to understand how the agency interacts with clients.

Employers also are increasingly placing greater emphasis on continuing professional education as the variety of financial products sold by insurance sales agents grows. Changes in tax laws, government benefits programs, and other state and federal regulations can affect the insurance needs of clients and the way in which agents conduct business. Agents can enhance their selling skills and broaden their knowledge of insurance and other financial services by taking courses at colleges and universities or by attending conferences and seminars sponsored by insurance organizations.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Insurance sales agents must have a license in the states where they work. Separate licenses are required for agents to sell life and health insurance and property and casualty insurance. In most states, licenses are issued only to applicants who complete specified courses and who pass state exams covering insurance fundamentals and state insurance laws. Most state licensing authorities also require agents to take continuing education courses focusing on insurance laws, consumer protection, ethics, and the technical details of various insurance policies.

As the demand for financial-planning services increases, many agents also choose to get licensed and certified to sell securities and other financial products. Licensing and certification requires substantial study time to pass an additional exam—either the Series 6 or Series 7 licensing exam, both of which are administered by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The Series 6 exam is for agents who want to sell only mutual funds and variable annuities. The Series 7 exam is the main FINRA series license, which qualifies agents as general securities sales representatives.

A number of organizations offer certifications that show an agent’s expertise in insurance specialties. These certifications are not required for employment, but they can give job candidates an advantage over other applicants. Certifications also can be a source of continuing education credit. For details on specific designations, contact The Institutes and The American College of Financial Services.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Insurance sales agents must evaluate the characteristics of each client to determine the appropriate insurance policy.

Communication skills. Insurance sales agents must be able to communicate effectively with customers by listening to their requests and suggesting suitable policies.

Initiative. Insurance sales agents need to actively seek out new customers to maintain a flow of commissions.

Self-confidence. Insurance sales agents should be confident when making “cold” calls (calls to prospective customers who have not been contacted before). They must speak clearly and persuasively and maintain their composure if rejected.

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Field Agent Career Paths

Field Agent
Delivery Driver Service Technician Service Manager
Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Owner Driver Branch Manager
Branch Sales Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Driver Dispatcher Operations Manager
Business Development Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Driver Delivery Driver Operations Manager
Director Of Sales
10 Yearsyrs
Technician Operations Manager Account Executive
Director Of Sales And Marketing
9 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Senior Sales Representative Account Executive
District Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
President Instructor Account Manager
Key Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Technician Specialist Account Manager
National Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Sales Consultant Sales Manager Regional Sales Manager
National Sales Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Agent Security Officer Account Manager
Regional Accounts Manager
8 Yearsyrs
President Sales Consultant Regional Sales Manager
Regional Sales Director
10 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Sales Manager
Regional Sales Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Lead Teacher Account Manager
Sales Account Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Account Executive
Sales Manager
5 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Manager
Senior Account Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Delivery Driver Operations Manager Account Executive
Senior Sales Executive
9 Yearsyrs
Owner Sales Consultant Sales Manager
Senior Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Substitute Teacher Educator Account Manager
Territory Account Manager
8 Yearsyrs
General Manager Account Executive
Territory Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Agent Owner Sales Consultant
Territory Sales Manager
7 Yearsyrs
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Field Agent Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

  • Russian

  • Swedish

  • Norwegian

  • Urdu

  • Catalan

  • Cantonese

  • Japanese

  • Greek

  • Armenian

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Korean

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Top Skills for A Field Agent


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Top Field Agent Skills

  1. Financial Products
  2. Customer Service
  3. Insurance Policies
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Completed sales of various financial products and completed necessary service to the fraternal client when needed.
  • Developed excellent customer service skills over the years dealing with many difficult and challenging situations.
  • Used customer service skills to sell and underwrite insurance policies.
  • USALicensed to sell Life, Long-Term Care, Disability Insurance and Annuities.Built relationships with members.Advised families on insurance and retirement planning.
  • Licensed Insurance Agent for Life, Disability, and Group Health.

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