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?

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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