5 Reasons You Should Work in the Insurance Industry
December 7, 2017
If you’re looking for your next professional opportunity, joining the insurance industry might be a smart move. The industry is continuously growing, and the opportunities available in the industry will allow you to try new things over time. Best of all, agents are the people in their communities that members know they can rely on in times of need, which is pretty rewarding. If you’re interested in using your skills to grow a small business and help people in your community, the insurance industry could be right for you!
Joining the Insurance Industry Provides Limitless Opportunities
Whether it is health insurance, life insurance or car insurance, insurance will always be needed. This puts Farm Bureau insurance agents in a secure position, especially since we’re expanding to offer new financial services such as retirement plans and mutual funds.
Farm Bureau understands that insurance isn’t a one-size-fits-all arrangement. That’s why we’ve included more products and services in our insurance portfolio. This allows our agents to offer more options to their client/members and determine a specific plan that works best for their current situation. Not only does this benefit the communities we serve, but it allows Farm Bureau agents to provide well-rounded protection and coverage to the people they care about.
A Growing Industry
Not only are our service options growing, but so is the insurance industry as a whole. Since almost half of insurance professionals are over age 45 and the Insurance Journal states that 25% of current agents are expected to retire by 2018, we’re looking for fresh recruits now. This gives you the opportunity to learn from the agents who have dominated the field for many years before they’re gone. With so many experienced agents ready to retire and more opportunities for insurance, this is an ideal time to dive into the industry.
If you are interested in becoming an insurance agent,you have a lot of options, but there are a few reasons why Farm Bureau is a great place to start this new opportunity:
- We offer an industry leading commission program with cash bonuses and incentive travel options.
- Farm Bureau provides comprehensive training and education courses for those starting out.
- We offer extensive product offerings so we can provide our client/members with the best option for their needs.
- Finally, Farm Bureau is a recognized brand that is strong financially.
Completing Meaningful Work Is Rewarding
Many Farm Bureau agents choose this profession because they are passionate about helping client/members through difficult times and enjoy a challenge. Agents find that it’s satisfying to be the lifeline that families in their neighborhoods rely on. Helping people and having a positive impact on your community is an important part of being an insurance agent and can’t be achieved at the same rate in most other professional opportunities.
Working in insurance gives you the chance to work in an exciting and fast-paced environment while interacting with a lot of new people. You’ll constantly run into new demands and opportunities, so if you’re looking for more variety, this could be the right move for you.
Leadership and Advancement Opportunities
Currently, many skilled insurance agents are a part of the baby boomer generation and are expected to retire within the next few years. This will lead to numerous opportunities for advancement within Farm Bureau and the insurance industry. By getting started now, you could soon position yourself as a frontrunner.
As you grow your business you’ll have the opportunity to hire more staff and become a leader in your office. Your community and your staff will begin to count on you to know what’s best. For many agents, it’s beneficial to stay involved by volunteering as a school sports coach, joining the school board, becoming a member of city council and more to gain a better understanding of what’s important to community members.
Agents are Continuously Learning New Skills
As the insurance industry changes, it’s a priority for our agents to stay up-to-date with the latest offerings and technologies to provide our client/members. At Farm Bureau, we offer continued training to help our agents grow their businesses.
Farm Bureau provides such extensive and valuable resources because our mission is to give our neighborhoods the best insurance coverage as we can. Your agency managers will be there to guide you when you need help in any situation. When you become a part of our team, you’ll have the support you need to give your community critical insurance guidance.
You Can Create Your Own Schedule
Becoming an insurance agent means you’re becoming your own boss. Our agents get to set their own hours and set a schedule that works for them. You’re also given more freedom over the values that you portray in your own personal brand as an agent.
When you’re given more flexibility, you’re given the opportunity to work hard and establish a successful business from the beginning. If you’re a dedicated individual that strives for success, becoming your own boss could be your next step.
Learn How to Be an Insurance Agent at Farm Bureau
There are a lot of perks in the insurance industry, and Farm Bureau is leading the way. We’re currently offering a $5,000 sign-on bonus for agents that earn their Series 6 and 63 licenses during the Reserve Agent Program or have their Series 6 and 63 when they contract. Click Get Started to find out more about joining the insurance industry!