Establishing a Career in Insurance

StrategyDriven Professional Development Article | Establishing a Career in Insurance

Becoming an insurance agent is a long, tedious process that is worth it in the long run. When you finally land a job and establish a career in insurance, it is ultimately rewarding.

Once you’ve decided you want to leap into the field of insurance, it’s important to take what type of insurance you’ll be selling, what products you want to sell, and what company you want to work for into consideration.


First, decide what kind of insurance you want to sell. The insurance you can sell are:

  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Auto insurance
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Business liability insurance
  • Product liability insurance
  • Worker’s compensation insurance

The most common types of insurance future agents choose to sell are health, auto, and life insurance.


The next step in launching a career in insurance is to study and prepare for the insurance license exam. Each state license insurance exam differs, so search “Idaho insurance license exams prep” or your state and “insurance license exam prep” for exam preparation prompts.

A few tips to better prepare yourself for the exam are:

  • Get a good night’s rest before the exam.
  • Eat a balanced meal. Omega-3 will help.
  • Ensure you’ve studied the material thoroughly. Review the material the night before the exam. Do not cram the information and do not overdo it.


Selling insurance products is another way of saying selling insurance policies. You, of course, need to decide on the insurance you want to sell, but the policies you want to sell as well.

Decide whether you want to sell commercial or personal insurance policies. If you’d rather work one-on-one with each individual you sell a policy, choose to sell personal insurance policies. If you’d rather work with companies and help ensure their employees are being taken care of, choose commercial insurance products.


Deciding what insurance company you want to work for is just as important as deciding what kind of insurance you want to sell.

When deciding what company to work for, it’s important you share the same core values as the insurance company you work for. Consider the company’s mission statement and values. Compare them to your core principals and beliefs.

A great way to learn if you and the company you want to work for share the same morals is to research their website. Look on the insurance company’s website, click on their “About” page, and read their mission statement. If their mission statement aligns with your values and beliefs, then apply.

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