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General Information

Insurance Career Overview – Good description of types of jobs available in insurance, and the skills needed to succeed


Specific Careers

Independent Agent or Broker – Job description and skills needed, including a self-test

Insurance Sales Agent – Another thorough report from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner and Investigator – Another extensive report from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Insurance Underwriter – More from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Actuary – Overview from the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics


Other Resources

There Is a Career for You in Insurance – This brochure is designed to teach high school and college students about the career opportunities in the insurance industry. It is an ideal handout at career fairs, and a good resource for local guidance counselors and career placement specialists. To order, contact the CPCU Society’s Member Resource Center at (800) 932-CPCU, option 4.

Learninsurance.org – InVEST has created a site for students to learn about working in the insurance field.

Insurance Career Center on Facebook InVEST has created a Facebook application so the most recent 25 postings on the Insurance Career Center will be highlighted through social media automatically increasing your exposure at no additional charge.  The InVEST social site is marketed to students, alumni, teachers, and insurance professionals who volunteer in the classroom or are sponsors of the InVEST program.

The Insurance Career Center –  The Center brings insurance into the classroom and attracts new talent into the industry.  The Insurance Career Center is marketed to colleges in U.S. with insurance programs, InVEST schools, Gamma Iota Sigma chapters, and educators teaching business, insurance, or related topics.  Students and alumni looking for internships and employment will refer to this site.  The Career Center includes FREE internship postings, reduced 60 day and 90 day job postings, and Featured Employer with annual fee for link from this site directly to a company job board.

Be an Actuary – A website that contains information for the high school student and for educators on “what you need to know to be an actuary”, includes information on what an actuary is, how to get started, and what to do after high school.


Monster.com – If you’re searching for a relatively recession-proof industry that offers challenge, growth and a strong hiring outlook, try insurance. As the Baby Boomers begin to retire, insurance companies will be looking to hire all types of employees, including sales, finance, accounting, customer-service, HR and IT professionals.