January is the time of the calendar year when people begin to make plans. For high school seniors, it is an awakening … after almost 13 years in the school system, they must begin to consider what path to choose to walk the day after their June Graduation.

Some students are looking at college, be it four year or community. Some are choosing trade school, to learn a craft. Others are entering the workforce. And there are those teenagers who do not have a solid plan for what will happen to them once they remove their cap and gown.

Maybe the cost of college is too prohibitive. Maybe they have simply had it with school and they do not wish to continue classroom learning. But whatever the situation, we want them to have the best future possible, and many young adults have no clue as to what careers are out there.  They need guidance.

I work in an industry that will need to fill over 500,000 jobs in the next 5 years. A booming business that continues to grow and flourish and expand over time. Nothing but opportunity. February 1st begins the second annual  “Insurance Careers Month”; an initiative created to raise awareness of the dynamic career opportunities in the risk management and insurance professions.

In the United States alone, over $420 billion in GDP is generated from the insurance industry. It is one of the most stable, expanding, innovative and rewarding vocations an individual can commit to. Over 2.6 million driven professionals have chosen insurance as their career path and only a small portion of those jobs are spent behind a desk, in front of a computer.

Beyond the misconception of constant ledgers and excel spreadsheets, the insurance industry, employees a variety of disciplines:

  • Sales Associates
  • Risk Managers and Actuaries
  • Computer I.T. Specialists
  • Social Media and Marketing Gurus
  • Human Resource and Development Coordinators &
  • Claims Adjusters.

Young insurance individuals, entering the field, have the ability to make an annual income of between $51,000 and $75,000 after training and licensing ... as an entry level salary. 

The insurance industry welcomes all interested individuals, regardless of background. Students who have received their High School diplomas but have no desire to continue their formal education via college, can find a solid career in insurance. If you are interested in learning more about how to take the first steps in insurance, the links below will help to guide you.

I have been in the insurance industry for over 35 years and I have never regretted a single moment of it. I own my own agency, serve on many industry committees and find each day to be rewarding and exciting.

Interested in finding out more about this stable, upwardly mobile, community-driven, write-your-own-success-story industry? The link below is a good way to start … or feel free to contact me. Nothing gives me more pride than watching a young adult find success in the field of insurance.


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