Job opportunities are high for the life insurance agents with a background in computer skills and finance. Life insurance agents, these days, use “Smart System” (computer applications) to manage risks accurately. “Smart System” helps life insurance agents in avoiding undue losses and making sound decisions. Internet also influences the work of insurance agents. An internet helps life insurance agents to access information and quotes faster and reduce the time of paperwork. Job opportunity is better for college graduates with business administration course. A bachelor’s degree in any field and knowledge of accounts and computer provides a good opportunity for a job of life insurance agents. New life insurance agents usually start as trainees and assistant agents. They are given a job to provide information about client’s status. As they gain experience, they are promoted to do policy work that is more complex. Being an agent can be a satisfying job for those who like paying attention to details and analyzing. For better opportunity a life insurance agent should have good communication skills.
Life insurance agents who use internet as a medium to advertise their policy and scheme can have a huge opportunity to expand their business. Life insurance agents knowing multi languages are high in demand as they can represent wide range of customers. Another factor to be successful is to have the knowledge of legal and technical insurance terms. Generally most life insurance agents are paid on salary basis, salary and commission basis and salary and bonus basis. Commission they receive depends on the insurance policy they have sold, premiums and renewal of policies. Life insurance agents who meet their specified goal are entitled to be awarded a bonus. Many beginners’ life insurance agents fail to meet their specified goals and fail to earn more commission and eventually they opt for some other career.