Insurance Job Postings = Help Wanted 110,348 Times
I was looking at a company’s profile on LinkedIn. In the right column, a listing of LinkedIn insurance job postings appeared in the right column. I copied the numbers and totaled them to see how many insurance-related jobs there were available at this time.
These jobs do not have adjusters listed. I removed the ones that were not directly related to insurance.
- Underwriter jobs – 29,137 open jobs
- Claims Supervisor jobs – 6,479 open jobs
- Case Manager jobs – 53,935 open jobs
- Actuarial Analyst – 20,797 open jobs
- Total 110,348
Shocker for North Carolina State Employee Positions
I had to reread an article to make sure the numbers were correct. An astounding 25% of North Carolina governmental jobs are vacant. State Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said in this article that state employees are switching to private firms that pay more. Let us see the Indeed job openings as a gauge of insurance job postings.
Insurance Job Postings – Indeed
I checked Indeed.com to see how many open insurance adjuster jobs were open. There were 138 open positions in our HQ state (NC) – most of them workers’ compensation adjusters – remote and in-office. The same type of insurance job postings on a national basis showed that over 7,000 jobs were available – some of these were under the urgently hiring category.
The number of total insurance jobs available on Indeed was 83,023.
College Degree Not Required
A college degree was not required for many of the insurance job postings. Check out my article from 2015 that covers how to excel in the Workers Comp insurance arena without having a college degree. The article still applies eight years later.
I will cover two important points from the article – Licenses and Designations.
Insurance Job Postings – Being One Step Ahead
Many of the insurance job requirements are now more relaxed than before the pandemic. I receive at least two calls or emails a month where the question is posed – “How Do I Get Ahead In The Insurance Business” or something similar.
I usually respond with licenses and designations as the two most important ways to “get ahead” in insurance.
Obtaining your license if you want to work in an agency, claims department, etc. is the first gateway to a good insurance job. One of the not-so-secret license advantages is that licenses can reciprocate to other states. Reciprocity between the states means that with a fee and few other requirements to become a non-resident licensee.
If you already have your license in a certain state, check out the reciprocity websites to see what states require for licensing. Why is this important? Being licensed and handling multiple states makes you worth more to your current or potential employers.
The idea of immediately obtaining a license and earning designations from such sources as the Institutes will put you ahead of candidates that do not have either resume enhancement. Most insurance job postings do not require a designation. If you happen to have one, your resume will be noticed quickly.
Even in a job seekers’ market (such as now), having a designation will get you to “yes” by a potential employer more quickly.