How can I become a car insurance agent?

I am about to graduate high school and was thinking about my future career options. Being an insurance agent seems like a nice gig—good money, pretty stable. How can I become a car insurance agent?

Answer
It’s great that you’re thinking so far ahead, and you’re right! Careers in insurance are often very stable.
Most insurance companies only require their employees to have a high school degree or a GED. Although, a bachelor’s degree will help you move into management faster.
You’ll also need to acquire a license in your insurance field of interest before you become an agent. To earn your license you’ll need to:
  • Complete a state-accepted course
  • Dedicate about 40 hours to studying
  • Pass the licensing exam
But, you can start applying to different insurance companies as soon as you have your license.
If you’re set on a career in car insurance, look into companies that offer free college tuition as part of their compensation package. Most big-name companies like GEICO and Progress will also offer paid insurance training and licensing. Take a little time to look into what jobs and benefits are available in your area—it’ll probably pay off!
While you’re looking into the insurance industry for a career, take a minute to revamp your own policy with Jerry. A licensed broker, the Jerry app does all the hard work of finding cheap quotes from the top name-brand insurance companies and buying new car insurance. You won’t need to do a thing! Plus, Jerry customers save an average of $879 a year on car insurance—and it only takes a minute to sign up!
Shannon Martin
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
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