Top 5 Reasons Why Gen Z Should Choose a Career in Insurance

June 20, 2019 by Samantha Smith in Careers

To a Gen Zer, a position in insurance may not seem like a dream job. But, with more and more Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, opportunity arises for younger people in this industry. Here are our top five reasons why Gen Zers should consider a career in the insurance industry:

  1. There’s a job for everyone

The insurance industry offers a wide variety of career paths, making it easy for people of all different backgrounds to find their place. Whether you majored in math, political science, communications, nursing, criminal justice, or accounting, there is a job that could use your skill set, including:  

  • Underwriting
  • Claims  and clinical support
  • Actuarial
  • Human resources
  • Sales
  • Finance and accounting
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Operations
  • Customer service
  • Compliance
  • Product Development

    2. Flexibility/work-life balance

With so many Gen Zers working long hours in the office to prove themselves at the new law firm or marketing agency, it’s refreshing to know that there are some fields, like insurance, that can offer a reasonable work-life balance. While the job may be demanding at certain times of the year, insurance generally allows you to enjoy a life outside of the office. Many companies offer flexible work schedules or work-at-home opportunities, as well as generous paid-time off and other benefits. You may not get that trendy office space with beer on tap and free gourmet meals, but you’ll have a friendly group of people and the assurance that you won’t be working every weekend just to prove yourself to your boss.

3. Dynamic workload

Looking for a job where every day is different? Well, working in the insurance industry may be for you. Whether you’re in claims, sales, underwriting, or even marketing – you’re always tackling new, unique challenges as they arise. Additionally, working in close collaboration with other departments allows for the potential of lateral career moves if you find you are interested in exploring a different avenue.

4. Stable industry

To put it simply, insurance is here to stay, meaning your career path will never be in jeopardy if you chose a job in insurance. There is a wide variety of insurance segments, and the markets are always evolving to suit the current needs of the customers. You have everything from traditional workers comp, auto, accident, and health insurance to new cyber and data breach coverages. Insurance must be purchased for businesses to effectively and safely run their companies, making it an essential part of the business world. If you want the peace of mind knowing your career isn’t going to become obsolete, then choosing a job in insurance may be right for you.

5. It’s all about helping people

Working in insurance allows you to do good. Your job is focused on protecting people and businesses from loss and financial hardship. This means, no matter what department you’re employed in, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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