February is Insurance Careers Month, which gives us the perfect time to brag about the exciting careers available within the insurance industry. While you may be yawning at the thought of working in insurance, we encourage you to keep an open mind because insurance careers are filled with opportunities to make a difference in the community and engage with the technologies of our future. With thousands of insurance professionals getting ready to retire in the next few years, Ohio insurance companies will be searching for you – millennials and Gen Zers -- to fill these positions as soon as possible.
So what’s so great about working in the insurance industry? Let’s take a look at some of the coolest things about working in insurance:
- A front row seat to disruptive technology - The latest and greatest ideas all have the potential to disrupt the status-quo or what we already know. Working in insurance enables you to be at the forefront of change as companies employ more and more technology-driven solutions to provide better services and experiences for customers.
Freshness and variety - Every day is different in insurance because clients have different needs and wants. Insurance careers allow you to take on a variety of projects that require a fresh perspective.
Opportunities to do good in the community - Service is at the heart of the industry, as insurance companies are on the front lines after people experience catastrophic events. Whether it’s helping people who have experienced a car accident or communities hit by a natural disaster, insurers are among the first responders, supporting families through difficult times and helping them get back on their feet .
Sustainability - Regardless of changing economic forces, there will always be a need for insurance and those who work in the industry. After all, you can’t purchase a home or drive without insurance. Insurance is also a key economic driver in Ohio and the state ranks fifth nationally in total insurance employment.
Wide range of high-paying jobs - From marketing and actuarial science to human resources and accounting, insurance companies offer a wide range of jobs. Chances are, there’s a career in insurance that matches your skills and passions. And, insurance jobs pay well – the average annual salary for an Ohioan working in insurance is 53 percent higher than the average salary of someone else in the private sector.
The opportunities available within the industry are endless, and we encourage you to see what’s out there for yourself! To hear what today’s top talent is saying about working in insurance, or to learn more about insurance career pathways, visit insuringohiofutures.com or insurancecareers.org.