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    Industry Trends

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of insurance sales agents is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations.*

    In addition to insurance sales agents, there are similar occupations listed on the Bureau of Labor Statistics at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Sales/Insurance-sales-agents.htm#tab-7. Four of those occupations require a bachelor’s degree for entry-level employment.

     

    Career Resources and Networking

    Many insurance and financial services professionals belong to professional associations to network and consult with other professionals in the industry, access insurance and financial planning courses, develop business and leadership skills, and keep up-to-date with the latest industry news affecting their practices.

    Some of the industry associations that insurance and financial services professionals join include the following:

     



    * Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition, Insurance Sales Agents, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/sales/insurance-sales-agents.htm. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.  

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