3 Lucrative Jobs For Vets In The Growing Insurance Industry

U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erik A. Thurman

Are you in transition or in a post-military career that leaves something to be desired? Take a look at some of these roles in the insurance industry with Hirepurpose partners. Insurance isn’t usually the first industry we think of in when planning our next steps, but you should because this is a great area to start a new career outside of your MOS.

Overall this is a healthy industry that is insulated from many of the woes that affect the boom and bust cycle in manufacturing and energy; there is real stability and depth within these organizations allowing for numerous career paths within the sector — from entry-level customer service roles to cyber security, there really is something for everyone.

Because many of these companies provide benefits for other organizations, the benefits within are frequently better than what you’d find elsewhere at these career levels.

The roles outlined below do not require licensing and they are with employers who make hiring vets a priority. If you are looking for other locations, try searching for the same role on our jobs page or check the company’s profile.

1. Customer service representative in Dallas, Texas

Chubb, a property and casualty insurance company with locations across the United States and the world, is looking for a customer service representative in Dallas, Texas. Dedicated to the principles of diversity, integrity and excellence, Chubb fosters a very veteran-friendly atmosphere within their company. This role is perfect for junior and transitioning service members who are looking to break into the insurance industry. If you have a head for numbers, highly developed computer and typing skills, and an excellent ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, you should definitely explore this position. Training is provided and the benefits are extremely competitive.

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2. Customer service representative in Oriskany, New York

This customer service representative position with one of the nation’s leading providers of insurance and employee benefits, MetLife, is ideal for former junior service members and their spouses. With a dedicated military veterans network and other related programs, MetLife is committed to making sure that transitioning veterans are successful. Veterans and their family members who are people-oriented, have customer-service experience, and a knack for data entry will feel right at home in this role.

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3. Underwriter trainee in Dallas, Texas

Former soldiers, airmen, sailors, and Marines who have a bachelor’s degree and feel that business insurance is more their style, should look at this exciting training opportunity with Zurich North America. As a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance, Zurich has shown a deep commitment to the military community through its veterans recruiting program and participation in the Veterans Job Mission. This entry-level opportunity requires attendance to a 6-to-8 week training program in Schaumburg, Illinois, where accommodations will be provided. During the training, participants will learn the basics of underwriting and financial analysis. After completing the program, underwriter trainees will work in a field or line of business office setting. The room for growth with this established company in a very stable industry represents an amazing option for skilled veterans who are looking to try something completely new. Transitioning service members who possess an aptitude for analysis and honed business acumen will not find a better opportunity anywhere else.

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