Is working in the insurance sector a good career choice?

Is an insurance career a good choice? I was laid off from my last job and I don't want to go through that again. I need a job that can make it through a tough economy.

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If you are looking for a job that people refer to as “recession-proof,” insurance would be a great choice!
No matter what is going on in the world, people always need car and home insurance. Jobs in insurance tend to be pretty stable.
One of the easier ways to get started is by interviewing with a larger company like GEICO or Progressive.
Insurance companies with large call centers are a great place to start your career because…
  • They’re frequently hiring
  • They have several career path options
  • They pay for training and insurance licensing (so no expensive insurance bills for you)
If you don’t have any call centers in your area, apply with an insurance company known for independent agents like State Farm.
Insurance and working in a call center aren’t for everyone. Here are some of the qualities that will make a good agent:
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good listener
  • Empathetic
  • Multi-tasker
  • Patience
  • Honesty
  • Sense of urgency
While you are thinking of making a career change, take a look at your policy. Insurance agents love to save customers money, so you should start with yourself!
Give Jerry a try! Jerry is a free insurance comparison app that shops for low prices with over 50 different insurance companies. You will get quotes in seconds, and once you buy a policy, the ID card is available right away.
Shannon Martin
Answered on Oct 21, 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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