Today I’m going to show you exactly how to become an insurance adjuster.
In fact, you can be on your way to an exciting new career as a claims adjuster in just a few weeks.
These are super simple steps.
Let’s take the first step.
(Did I mention it’s simple?)
STEP 1: VERIFY THAT INSURANCE CLAIMS ADJUSTING IS RIGHT FOR YOU
One of the last ‘hidden gem’ careers in America, insurance adjusting is a stable industry with excellent earning potential, but it is not for everybody:
- Hard and Soft Skills Required:
The hard skills and qualifications necessary to become an adjuster are relatively simple; be at least 18 years old, hold a valid driver’s license, be a bonafide resident of your state, etc. But it’s the soft qualities that set great adjusters apart; self-discipline, an excellent worth ethic, and great communication skills.
- Challenging but Rewarding:
Claims adjusting is a challenging but truly rewarding career. The pay is certainly good and helping people get back on their feet after a loss is a deeply satisfying line of work.
- Always in Demand:
Insurance adjusters are in demand in any economy since claims remain steady regardless of economic factors. When it comes to insurance adjuster salaries, annual earnings in excess of $100,000 are realistic for independent claims adjusters, while staff adjusters who work directly for insurance carriers earn salaries ranging from $45,000 to $80,000 or more.
- The Challenge and Opportunity of Catastrophes:
In catastrophe situations (e.g. after a Hurricane Harvey or Irma) the huge volume of claims causes a massive increase in the demand for adjusters. During these spikes, a good adjuster can earn more in a few months than he or she would normally earn in an entire year. But you have to be ready to go at the drop of a hat and be prepared to work in an extremely challenging environment.
- The Future is Bright:
The industry is rapidly evolving, and employers are struggling to fill the vacuum from a generation of adjusters who are retiring out of the industry.
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