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Insurance Sales Agents :

Sell life, property, casualty, health, automotive, or other types of insurance. May refer clients to independent brokers, work as an independent broker, or be employed by an insurance company.


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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $58,910.00
Average Time to Fill 52 days
Typical Education Bachelor's Degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2014-2024) 2,978
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2014-2024) 8.08 %

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Skills Profile


Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Integrity
Organization
Leadership
Customer Service
Following Directions
Professionalism
Creativity
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Adaptability
Decision-making
Conflict Management
Initiative

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Getting Information

Gather customer or product information to determine customer needs
Determine customer needs
Review insurance policies to determine appropriate coverage
Access media advertising services
Research state insurance regulations
Investigate insurance claims
Conduct interviews to gather insurance related information
Obtain customer signature and approval on work orders and jobs

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public

Sell insurance policies
Perform sales calls to solicit new business
Sell products or services
Take customer orders
Provide insurance related customer service


Real-Time Job Posting Statistics


Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Product Sales
Sales Management
Outside Sales
Prospecting
Sales Administration
Client Base Retention
Data Entry


Related Licensing Requirements


Licensed Insurance Agent (18-0000000041)

In order to obtain a license, candidates must: Be at least 18 years of age. Successfully pass the examination administered by the Department of Insurance. Have completed an approved insurance agent program of study not more than six months before application for the license. Pay all application an examination fees. Requirements vary slightly for out-of-state applicants, and applicants from certain regions may be required to present a Surety Bond in favor of Indiana. Licenses are renewed every two years. More detailed information may be obtained from the Indiana Department of Insurance.

- Department of Insurance (3172322385)
- http://www.in.gov/idoi/


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