Experience: A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Education: Most of these occupations require a four - year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
In addition to offering insurance policies, agents increasingly sell mutual funds, annuities, and securities and offer comprehensive financial planning services, including retirement and estate planning services, some designed specifically for the elderly.
Agents must obtain a license in the States where they sell.
Job opportunities should be best for college graduates who have sales ability, excellent interpersonal skills, and expertise in a wide range of insurance and financial services.