Becoming an Insurance Agent
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Becoming an Insurance Agent

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Represents insurance companies in selling insurance to clients. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 6 months
Avg. weekly wage $1,493
Employment prospects Strong
Employment size 3,200

What does an Insurance Agent do?

  • interviewing clients to identify their insurance needs
  • explaining to clients details of insurance and conditions, risk coverage, premiums and benefits
  • assisting clients to determine the type and level of coverage required
  • calculating premiums and establishing method of payment
  • reviewing clients' circumstances to ensure that the level and coverage of insurance is still appropriate
  • settling and monitoring insurance claims to ensure that both client and insurer are satisfied with the outcome
  • recording information about clients and their policies
  • identifying and drawing up lists of potential clients from a variety of sources and contacting them to arrange interviews

Specialisations

  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Life Assurance Representative