Independent Insurance Agency Careers

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With our members located all across Ohio, you can find a rewarding new career with great compensation and benefits at an independent insurance agency. Most jobs do not require a college degree, but do require a P&C License. If you don’t have one, most agencies will help you get licensed.

Agencies are looking for great customer service skills and attitudes, hard workers, fast learners, and problem solvers. Apply today!

Why Insurance?

Nothing can happen without insurance. Businesses. Homes. Cars. Because of this, you can specialize in something you love! Do you like skiing? Specialize in insuring ski resorts. Like classic cars? You can do that, too.

Additionally, insurance is a recession proof industry. Individuals and businesses need and often are required to carry insurance even in tough economic times. Agencies are less likely to lay off staff than large corporations during a recession.

To learn more about Insurance Careers across the state of Ohio, check out Insuring Ohio’s Future.

Additionally, you can check out this flyer for more information on why you should consider a career in insurance.

Want to learn more? Watch the videos below to learn more about what it’s like being an agent in the Independent Insurance Industry.

What is an Independent Insurance Agency?

Independent insurance agencies boil down to one thing: personalization. Independent agents provide their clients with policies that are customized and tailored specifically to each client’s needs.

Unlike big-name insurance companies that offer cookie-cutter policies, independent agencies work with multiple insurance providers to find the policy that’s right for their clients. This means customers get personalized attention and a customized policy that fits their unique situation.

But that’s not all. Independent insurance agencies offer a level of customer service that you won’t find with larger companies. Clients who work with an independent agency get a dedicated agent who knows them and their specific needs. The core of an independent agent is this; you’re not just a policy number, you’re a valued client.

Career Path: Tyler’s Journey from Internship to Agency Ownership
Industry Pivot: David’s change from Housing & Mortgage to Insurance Advising
Industry Insight: The Perspective from Tim Goff, a Young Ohio Agent
Quick Growth: Cristie’s journey from Administrative Assistant to Agency Partner

OIA Summer Internship Program

Are you a student looking for the first step in your career? The perfect way to dive into the independent insurance industry is with the Summer Internship Program.

Led by OIA, summer internships will be hosted with one of our member agencies. Our members reside in every county in Ohio and range from small family-owned agencies to larger agencies with 20 or more employees.

While OIA is coordinating the internship program, interns will be interviewed, selected, and employed by the individual agencies. The HR policies and guidelines of the agency will then apply to the internship.

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