Education Programs Share Promise of Insurance Careers, Positive Job Outlook

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Insuring Ohio Futures speaks to students and veterans on positive job outlook in insuranceAre you aware of the career opportunities available in the insurance industry? There’s a talent gap that needs filled and Insuring Ohio Futures is spreading the news.

Recently, the Insuring Ohio Futures campaign spoke at the University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base to inform and showcase profession possibilities in insurance. The state-focused campaign is dedicated to sharing insurance careers opportunities available to students, career-changers and veterans.

Below, we recap the key messages from each event, as we keep an eye on the 17,000 new jobs expected to open up for these students and veterans within the next five years.

University of Cincinnati Defines Degree to Meet Profession Demand

To keep students prepared for the future, and present a variety of possible career pathways, the University of Cincinnati has responded with the creation of a new insurance and risk management degree program.

The UC curriculum will train students for the in-demand field to help them truly hit the ground running after graduation. It will also expose students to research and industry expertise to gain insight into the possibilities and careers possible for them in insurance:

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Sales Management
  • Operations

A UC event held on November 13 brought Ohio Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, UC President Santa J. Ono, Linder College of Business Dean David Szymanski, Center for Insurance and Risk Management Director Steve Slezak and industry partners together. The purpose of the event was to open up discussions on how a collective effort can be waged to debunk negative myths about the insurance industry, help students get excited about insurance as a career option, and help fill the need for trained talent.

Ohio Air Force Vets’ Insurance Interest Could Help Defeat Unemployment

As veterans leave military service and return to civilian life, they’re encountering a new enemy—unemployment. The tactical challenge to complete this mission? Translate military skills to office life assets. It’s not an impossible feat; but for many, not succeeding could pose a threat to their financial security.

Luckily, the insurance industry hopes to provide these veterans with viable employment options. As industry Baby Boomers retire in the next few years, they will leave behind a series of jobs that require mid-senior level professionals with a wide array of skills:

  • Team-oriented spirit.
  • Superior communication skills.
  • Ability to make efficient, quick decisions during a crisis.

The event at Wright-Patterson Air Force base featured six speakers from a variety of organizations: the State of Ohio, local universities, veterans’ assistance, and insurance companies to share a variety of perspectives with veterans on this increasing need.

Jobs available include assistance in finance, underwriting and analysis, marketing, sales, technology, law, human resources, and customer service in a stable industry that needs proven hard workers dedicated to getting the job done.

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Could you see yourself in insurance? Let us know why or why not in the comment section below.

Images by Paul Werth Associates for Ohio Insurance Institute 


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