Calling all College Students
Why become an insurance agent? It’s a very relaxing job….as you can clearly see! J/k. It may not actually be relaxing, but you will never be bored. Just ask our coop students, right Collin? With children heading off to college or starting to think about college, they will be picking majors and starting to think about their future. I have been trying to talk at least one of my teenagers into joining my profession. I did not go to college for insurance, nor did I think I would ever be in the insurance industry, however, it has proven to be a very interesting career. Becoming an insurance agent is not a glamorous nor adventurous job, but it can be rewarding. One of the biggest responsibilities for insurance professionals is the chance to protect individuals and families from unforeseen disasters. In some cases, you will be providing life changing protection. You know that saying...not all heroes wear capes. Joking aside, working with customers every day makes you feel like you are making a difference. Insurance agents are always in demand and there is limitless room to grow. Whether you prefer the more paperwork side of things, or more of getting out of the office and directly prospecting, this job can be pretty flexible. Let’s talk wage. Most insurance professionals are compensated with commissions or bonuses. As good as it feels to help people plan to protect what's most important to them in the event of an unforeseen disaster, that pales in comparison to the feeling you get when you get to see the fruits of your labor in action. To be a good insurance agent, you'll need to become comfortable talking about uncomfortable situations and dealing with them. Attention to detail is an absolute must. As one of our agents always says, "look for the bad!" Uncovering risks is a major part of this job. Nobody wants disaster to strike, of course. But when it does, you'll know that you did your part to enhance the lives of your clients and their loved ones.
In this job, there is always something new to be learned and new network to tap into. I'm going to keep working on trying to convince my daughters. I mean, what could be better than sharing an office with their mom!