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Become A Recovery Agent

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Working As A Recovery Agent

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $34,440

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Recovery Agent does

  • Inventory and management of personal property removed fromvehicles.
  • Set up payment arrangements on accounts over 30 - 120 days delinquent.
  • Complete Vehicle Condition Reports and Vehicle Inventory reports.
  • Investigate, locate, and recover collateral for financial institutions.
  • Involved traveling long distances and great interpersonal communication skills.
  • Recovered bank assets: cars, trucks, motorcycles, trailers, motorhomes and boats
  • Placed outbound calls to consumers/businesses and use negotiation skills to achieve repayment of debts.
  • Bail and Fugitive Recovery Agent: Posted bail bonds and apprehended fugitives
  • Coordinated Fugitive Apprehension Operations with Local and State Law Enforcement Agencies.
  • Use collection techniques to effectively educate and rehabilitate past due accounts.
  • Examine clientele credits of judgements from court proceeding and updating their account information.
  • Set up repayment plans and new terms sale.
  • Implemented customer service and sale exprience to hit monthly goals.
  • Work individually or with a team and few select times with local law enforcement or state patrol.
  • Help them complete bail applications, make payments, execute bail bonds.
  • Assist consumers in identifying the repayment of financial obligations through account maintenance according to both client and company expectations.
  • generated reports and notified clients of coming appointments and court dates;.
  • Use of Microsoft or Windows, for some operations, and surveillances.
  • Managed emergency payment options for account dues and credit card accounts.
  • Full compliance with Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA).

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How To Become A Recovery Agent

Collectors usually must have a high school diploma. A few months of on-the-job training is common.


Most bill and account collectors are required to have a high school diploma, although some employers prefer applicants who have taken some college courses. Communication, accounting, and basic computer courses are examples of classes that are helpful for entering this occupation.


Collectors usually get 1 to 3 months of on-the-job training after being hired. Training includes learning the company’s policies and computer software and learning the laws for debt collection in the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, as well as their state’s debt-collection regulations. Collectors also may be trained in negotiation techniques.

Important Qualities

Listening skills. Collectors must pay attention to what debtors say when trying to negotiate a repayment plan. Learning the particular situation of the debtors and how they fell into debt can help collectors suggest solutions.

Negotiating skills. The main aspects of a collector’s job are reconciling the differences between two parties (the debtor and the creditor) and offering a solution that is acceptable to both parties.

Speaking skills. Collectors must be able to speak to debtors to explain their choices and ensure that they fully understand what is being said.

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Recovery Agent Career Paths

Recovery Agent
Recovery Specialist Specialist Staff Accountant
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Collector Accounts Receivable Specialist
Accounts Receivable Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Security Specialist Accountant
Administrative Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Recovery Specialist Billing Specialist
Billing Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Collector Collections Specialist Billing Specialist
Billing Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Private Investigator Loss Prevention Manager Office Manager
Business Office Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Collections Representative Billing Specialist Collector
Collection Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Heavy Equipment Operator General Manager Center Manager
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Underwriter Senior Credit Analyst
Credit And Collection Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Collections Representative Collections Specialist Credit Analyst
Credit Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Heavy Equipment Operator Sales Consultant Regional Accounts Manager
Customer Account Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Security Home Health Aid Customer Care Representative
Customer Care Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Dispatcher Billing Specialist
Medical Billing Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Private Investigator Security Supervisor Emergency Medical Technician
Office Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Account Manager Realtor Accounts Receivable Specialist
Senior Accounts Receivable Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Tow Truck Driver Dispatcher Billing Specialist
Senior Billing Specialist
7 Yearsyrs
Truck Driver Home Health Aid Customer Care Representative
Senior Representative
5 Yearsyrs
Sales Person Service Representative Patient Access Representative
Supervisor, Patient Access
7 Yearsyrs
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Recovery 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

  • French

  • Swahili

  • German

  • Kinyarwanda

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Filipino

  • Ukrainian

  • Bambara

  • Japanese

  • Dakota

  • Hmong

  • Polish

  • Arabic

  • Lingala

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Top Skills for A Recovery Agent


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Top Recovery Agent Skills

  1. Fugitive Recovery
  2. Debt Collection
  3. Customer Service
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Bail and fugitive recovery, serving court writs, and private security.
  • Follow federal and state laws dealing with debt collection practices.
  • Composed and distributed weekly reports and improved customer service by creating and coordinating interactive learning sessions.
  • Interacted with local law enforcement officials to guarantee legal and timely recovery.
  • Managed the surveillance of the statute of limitations on all ocean cargo claims.

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