Governor Rick Snyder has declared February “Careers In Insurance Month”

Governor Rick Snyder has declared February “Careers In Insurance Month”

In an effort to support the initiatives of the Insuring Michigan Future Coalition, the Governor has issued a proclamation giving Michigan insurance careers it’s very own month.  The state recognizes that the insurance industry currently employs 50,000 people and that number is projected to grow.  In addition, 25% of the current insurance workforce will retire in the next ten years.  This means that there is tremendous opportunity for young insurance professionals within the state of Michigan.

We need to help spread the word to young college graduates that there are many opportunities for stable and well-paying insurance jobs.  The average wage for Michigan’s insurance industry is $64,000.  This is well above the average salary for other industry groups within the state.  The variety of insurance positions is extensive, and the scope is beyond what most people consider when thinking of the field.  Positions in underwriting, claims, loss control, accounting, customer service, marketing, sales, auditing, compliance, etc. create opportunities that are a good match for many different skill sets and interests.

Internships are available with many Michigan insurance organizations.  If you know of any talented young graduates who aren’t sure of their career path, having them visit www.insuringmifuture.org  could open up many opportunities for them.  With some internship experience, we are able to assist candidates with landing a great insurance job.  Even without experience or a college degree, we are finding that some organizations are open to bringing in entry level talent in administrative roles and then training them in different areas of insurance.