Are you looking to make a change in your career? Or trying to determine what field you would like to go into? Working as an insurance claims adjuster might be the perfect fit for you. Job openings in this field are expected to rise in the coming years, especially with devastating natural disasters and fires. There is a need for good people to help those during trying times—which may be the fit you were looking for.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ occupational outlook handbook for claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators, the claims adjusting field are projected to stay consistent for the upcoming years. While every workplace varies, salary ranges can start in the low $30,000s per year or into the $50,000s-$60,000s pending experience, expertise, and more. With natural disasters and devastating wildfires, like the recent California “Camp Fire” that has killed more than 80 people and wiped out neighborhoods, people that can be on the ground quickly is in demand.
There are a variety of skills that can be piled together to make a great claims adjuster. Are you curious to find answers? Use your investigatory skills to delve into the facts. Love working with people? Adjusters will work one-on-one with property owners as they make their assessments, requiring communicative and customer service skills. Enjoy just doing some paperwork while listening to music? You will need to put together your information and reports, which can be a great way to wind down a project.
There is no “set day” for a claims adjuster. Each day may bring something new to visit and investigate. Even if you work set hours, what you see and do will vary. For others, the schedule can differentiate. If you like working non-traditional hours, you can coordinate a schedule that your clients will much appreciate. Plus, your commute will be great as others won’t be on the road!
Insurance adjusters can travel. For some, it is just within a localized area to assess issues. For others, they can travel quite a distance to an accident or problem. Traveling is an added perk as you will get to see things you never have before. Plus, some extra time in the car is great to catch up on some of your favorite podcasts or music.
A career in insurance adjusting gives you a chance to work with people. While they will work with many others throughout the life of their insurance claim, having one-on-one time with clients requires customer service skills. If you enjoy working with people, this allows you to provide a friendly face during a trying time.
Do you think you’re ready for a career in insurance adjusting? Consider exploring claims adjuster careers through Aspen Claims Service. Our independent firm offers jobs all across the continental United States, and we would love to have you on the team. We are actively looking for those with experience and those without that are ready to learn. Fill out an application to get started.
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