Insurance careers span an incredible range of skills and talents, it’s a great place to start and grow your career.
Insurance isn’t always a predetermined career that most people choose. However, Insurance careers span an incredible range of skills and talents. Insurance is the backbone of the global economy. Without insurers and the different professions in insurance, businesses wouldn’t be able to operate. From sporting events, concerts, universities, libraries, office buildings, contractors, parks, and more, all are made possible by careful risk management, insurance. It makes great things happen.
Here is a great article by The Standard, a New England insurance newsmagazine, that showcases Encharter’s Personal Lines Manager, Christine Fleury, and her career path as an insurance professional.
How did you get into the insurance industry?
I was more or less looking for a change of pace and willing to start at the bottom. I applied to be a receptionist at Encharter in 2011 and took every opportunity over the next years to learn anything and everything about the insurance industry before moving into the service and sales teams, eventually becoming the personal lines manager in 2019.
What advice would you give to young people considering an insurance career?
Take every learning opportunity and jump on it- including classes, continuing education and advice from your coworkers. Your colleagues will be those that you will learn the most from.
Do you think COVID-19 will bring long-term changes to the industry?
I do. Many carriers have moved to more automated systems. Customers can now process their own changes online or file claims without speaking with an adjuster. It seems that this will be the way of the future.
What part of your job do you like the best?
Educating-I enjoy teaching customers about their coverage, why it is helpful, and why it truly is worth the yearly premium.
What coverage should more people have?
Personal umbrella policies- so many people do not have adequate liability coverage. For $200 a year, you can add $1 million of extra liability to protect your assets.
Insurance careers are not only essential, but also an increasingly innovative and dynamic field that attracts people from all walks of life. Here are 5 reasons why Insurance is a great career choice.
- You get to give back to your community
It provides an opportunity for not only a paycheck, but also a purpose. There are community involvement possibilities, usually a variety of charitable efforts, and also the satisfaction of helping to protect members of the community.
- An abundance of opportunities
Once you have a foot in the insurance industry, you will find a wide variety of career opportunities to match your specific interests. Most insurance companies will support you and offer educational growth.
- Help to develop a broad skill set
The insurance industry touches on many different fields and offers countless career paths. Here are some of the various skills that are needed:
- Customer Service
- Business Development
- Job Security
No matter the economy, people and businesses always need protection from risks. Whether it’s a job at an Insurance company, or an independent agency, like Encharter Insurance, there is greater job security than other industries.
- Ease of getting started
Since there are a wide variety of roles in insurance it makes it easier to find a job opportunity. However, for most insurance positions, you will need to get an insurance license.
Overall an insurance career, is a rewarding career. Whether you are thinking about starting in insurance, or have insurance related questions, we love talking insurance and are here to help.