"insurance companies," "customer service," and "health care" aren't the only skills we found insurance representatives list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of insurance representative responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an insurance representative. We found that 44.7% of insurance representatives have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 4.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While some insurance representatives 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 five insurance representatives were not college graduates.
Those insurance representatives who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a health care administration degree. Less commonly earned degrees for insurance representatives include a accounting degree or a psychology degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become an insurance representative. We've found that most insurance representative resumes include experience from Sanford Health, Community Health Systems, and Altru Health System. Of recent, Sanford Health had 6 positions open for insurance representatives. Meanwhile, there are 4 job openings at Community Health Systems and 2 at Altru Health System.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, insurance representatives tend to earn the biggest salaries at UC Health, Donegal Group, and Kelly Services. Take UC Health for example. The median insurance representative salary is $35,691. At Donegal Group, insurance representatives earn an average of $34,761, while the average at Kelly Services is $34,310. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
The industries that insurance representatives fulfill the most roles in are the insurance and health care industries. But the highest insurance representative annual salary is in the finance industry, averaging $35,756. In the government industry they make $34,869 and average about $34,015 in the insurance industry. In conclusion, insurance representatives who work in the finance industry earn a 15.3% higher salary than insurance representatives in the technology industry.