How can you become a car insurance agent?

How can I become a car insurance agent later in life? I have been working in the furniture business for the past 25 years and need to make a change. I know it's a little late to start a new career, but I want something more stable.

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It is never too late to start something new, and becoming an insurance agent is a stable, accessible career! If you’d like to become an insurance agent, identify your insurance field of interest and start researching your state’s licensing requirements.
The two most popular fields are property and casualty, which respectively cover auto, home, and business coverage and life insurance. That being said, auto insurance is probably the most stable field. People are legally required to buy car insurance if they want to drive—so it’s always in demand.
Before you shell out money for the required licensing course, see what insurance companies hire in your area. Several top-named companies might pay for training as well as your licensing class and license fee. Since you’ve been in sales for so long, you’ve already got a very desirable skillset for most providers!
While you’re looking at different insurance companies, take a minute to learn what types of insurance you have. Doing so can help you learn more about the field and you might even save some money!
For help saving on car insurance, download the Jerry app. A licensed broker, Jerry can help you find and compare quotes from over 50 top providers in minutes. Plus, our dedicated customer service team is always ready to respond to your issues, questions, and concerns!
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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