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The Insurance Industry Has a Place for You

The insurance industry is hiring! More than 250 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. You can be the future of the industry.

 

Insurance is More Than a Job, it's a Career

Career options in insurance are unlimited, and earning a college degree in business or insurance will put you on the path to success. With the knowledge and skills learned in these programs, you’ll be able to choose from a variety of careers, including owning your own business as an insurance agent, or working with one of the many insurance companies in Ohio as an analyst, actuary, administrator or claims adjuster. 

In addition to the great compensation packages, many people enter the profession to take advantage of the balance it offers between work and personal time. It also attracts professionals seeking to have a positive impact on their community.

If you’re not sure what area of insurance interests you, take the Insurance Career Survey. You’ll find opportunities and career paths that match your skills, personal strengths and preferences.

Insurance Career Survey

 

Education

As a student, you have a variety of options available to you when pursing higher education. If you’re a high school student thinking about a college degree, you may want to consider attending one of the universities in Ohio offering insurance-related degrees or certificate programs.

Insurance Education Programs 

 

Gamma Iota Sigma

Gamma Iota Sigma is an academic fraternity for college students interested in insurance, risk management and actuarial science. It’s a great way to connect with other risk management and actuarial students, network with industry professionals and gain access to many other career development resources.

Gamma Iota Sigma

 

Internships

You may also benefit from an internship at an insurance company, to see whether insurance is a good fit for you. There are options available for students through the Ohio Department of Higher Education, as well as Gamma Iota Sigma’s Career Center.

Ohio Department of Higher Education

Gamma Iota Sigma Career Center

 

Scholarship Resources

Ohio Department of Higher Education scholarship

The Institutes Griffith Insurance Education Foundation 

Ohio Internships and Co-ops

 

Ask a Pro

If you're interested in a career in insurance, let us connect you with a successful insurance professional who faced the same career choices you're considering, and is willing to share their experience with you.

Our network of insurance professionals can:

  •  Answer questions related to their field of study, career and different positions held
  • Offer information on different companies, internships, job postings
  • Provide details on their daily activities and responsibilities

 Ask a Pro

 

Video Interviews with Insurance Professionals

We spoke with some of today's top talent to find out what they had to say about working in insurance. Listen to find out more from early career professionals in a variety of rewarding positions.

Video interviews 

 

 

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