An insurance sales representative sells insurance policies. They call and meet with current and potential clients to grow their customer base. Usually, their main goal is to obtain information about clients' needs and match them with the insurance policies they offer.
To understand clients' needs, insurance sales representatives must have excellent listening skills. They must also be able to understand written documents describing insurance instruments and convey information about the products they sell.
To work as an insurance agent, it would be best to have a high school diploma or equivalent and an insurance license from the state. The licensing requirements vary between states, but they typically require that candidates take an insurance course, plus pass an exam given by the state.
Insurance sales representatives make a median salary of $50,940.