Reinvent Yourself and Your Career
Career options in the insurance industry are unlimited. That makes insurance a great industry to explore if you’re looking to making a career change. If you’re at a crossroads in your career or just exploring new options, the insurance industry has a place for you.
More than 275 insurance companies in Ohio will need to fill thousands of jobs by the end of the decade. These jobs need to be filled by knowledgeable, skilled workers.
Take the recommended career paths and search the Ohio Means Jobs database. You can also search a directory of Ohio insurance companies (organized by region) and apply to companies that have openings in your chosen field.
A career in the insurance industry profession requires advanced skills and some special knowledge. The amount of training you’ll need depends on what field of insurance you are targeting, and the number of required skills you already possess.
Ohio colleges and universities are continually adding training and degree programs to help meet the growing demand for skilled insurance professionals. Whether you need a few course offerings to earn a certification or a new college degree, furthering your education in insurance has never been more convenient or affordable.
Certificate or Degree?
After years in the workforce, a certification might be the best match for you, providing the flexibility to enter the workforce immediately. A two or four-year degree could enable you to move up in an organization, or work in a highly specialized field of the insurance business.
If you have the skills and background to match your desired career path, you might qualify for a professional certification that will tell a potential employer you have the necessary skills. Certifications can be obtained through programs at Ohio community colleges, as well as accredited insurance industry resources.
A more traditional approach would be a two or four-year degree program at one of the Ohio colleges or universities.
Ask a Pro
If you have questions about a possible career change to insurance, let us connect you with an insurance professional who can answer your questions.