What can I expect from a career in insurance or securities?
Some of the hottest jobs in finance are in insurance and include positions as an agent, broker, representative and in banking. Insurance/securities are a trillion dollar business that employs more than 3 million people in the United States alone. As the population ages and wealth grows, the demand for insurance and securities professionals is increasing and you can be a part of these growing fields. Jobs in insurance and securities involve helping individuals and businesses protect themselves from catastrophic losses and planning for their futures. A career in these areas is not only personally rewarding through helping people, but can be financially rewarding as well.
The insurance and securities industries provide a wealth of advancement and career opportunities from administrative support to management programs and include sales/customer service!
You will be able to help clients understand their insurance needs and explain their options with the intent to help them purchase appropriate insurance policies and securities products. A theme that is constantly emphasized by insurance and securities professionals is that the industry is ultimately about helping people when they need it the most.
Insurance specific information:
You can receive a license to sell various types of insurance including:
Normally insurance companies are in the business of either property and casualty insurance (protect owners of cars, businesses and homes against loss and injury) or life insurance and health insurance. Some agencies sell all four of the major lines of insurance.
What personal skills and talents are needed?
The skills you will need to be successful include:
People skills - high
Sales skills - medium
Communication skills - high
Work hours average between 35 to 55 per week
How much can I expect to make?
Insurance agents can expect to make from $50,000 and up (based on a nationwide survey).
What does AAOnlineClasses.com offer me?
We offer the following:
Convenient online insurance training, securities/stock broker and CE
courses in all 50 states.
If you have questions while taking one of our online courses a licensed
is available by
phone/email to provide answers.
Free job referral service (we train for all major insurance and securities
and they are always looking for
How do I get started in a career in insurance or
You must pass an exam sponsored by the insurance department in the state where you live and wish to sell insurance. Once licensed in a given state you may be able to apply for licensing in adjoining states through reciprocal agreements between the various states. You should expect to be required to take and pass State approved Continuing Education (CE) classes each year; actual CE requirements vary from state to state.
Securities/stock broker information:
We offer a full list of FINRA approved online training courses to help you pass the SEC exam of your choice.
What should I do next?
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