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5 Reasons Insurance Sales is a Good Career

5 Reasons Insurance Sales is a Good Career

If you are considering a career change or recently graduated from college, there are many good reasons to pursue a career in insurance. Read on to discover 5 reasons why many of our insurance students choose to sell insurance.

1. Unlimited income potential

Many people are drawn to the insurance industry because of the unlimited potential it offers for sales. Agents with limited experience can achieve financial success relatively quickly. While creating a book for clients can take time, and we ask agents to count on the first few years that will not be profitable, there is infinite potential to make money in the long run. If you can start a good referral program, your existing clients can help you continue to build your business book.

Independent agents only earn commissions, while family agents often earn a combination of salary and commission. Either way, you have many opportunities to increase your income.

2. Great flexibility

If a 9-5 lifestyle isn't for you, you'll love the flexibility that a career in insurance sales offers. Whether you become an independent agent or a captive agent, you can often shift your appointment times with a few nights and weekends to accommodate not only clients, but your life as well. You get a free workday to schedule personal appointments, enjoy activities, and run errands.

By going the way of an independent agent, you also have the flexibility to sell a wider range of products. This will allow you to better match the needs of your customers with the most suitable products and gradually gain their trust.

3. Make a difference

Insurance policies protect people from financial loss due to unforeseen events and circumstances. As an insurance agent, you can guide your clients' decisions about the insurance policy plans that best suit their needs. The research you conduct and the recommendations you make have a real impact on a client's future financial well-being.

Insurance agents help people prepare for the future. From helping clients save for retirement and college for their children to financing a major purchase like a home or car, insurance agents have the power to help people achieve their financial and personal goals. They also prepare clients for unfortunate events and provide some comfort to clients during such events.

4. Few barriers to entry

Due to the low barriers to entry, selling insurance is a good career option for people moving to a new career after a major life change. It only takes a few weeks or months to study for the state licensing exam, pass the exam, and start selling insurance.

A college degree is preferred, but many insurance companies do not require it. Unlike many other finance-related jobs, no prior experience is required either.

5. Diversity of work

If the monotony of doing the same job over and over is not appealing, then working in insurance sales is definitely a good option for you. Many insurance agents agree that they like the variety of job insurance sales. There are some tasks that need to be done on a regular basis, but for the most part, agents are constantly meeting new people and helping them achieve their financial goals.

Insurance agents often have to do much more than just sell insurance. They have to grow their business and do marketing, respond to email or phone inquiries, and master social media platforms. They also maintain research records and prospects. In addition, it is important for insurance agents to stay up-to-date with industry news, trends, and government regulations. For this reason, continuing education is required for insurance agents in all states (education requirements vary by state).