How to become an insurance adjuster - The general criteria

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 07/16/2008 - 11:19

Hola, its a great community to stumble upon. You guys are great with suggestions :D

Well, my question is that I'm really interested in becoming an insurance adjuster, but don't know how to approach. Currently I'm pursuing a graduate course in nutrition and dietaries. Can I become an adjuster by continuing my studies in this line? or, are there special courses that I need to study to become an adjuster?

All helps are welcome :) Tx,

Sabrina

Posted: 16 Jul 2008 11:49 Post Subject:

Well, my question is that I'm really interested in becoming an insurance adjuster, but don't know how to approach.

You have to have no other options and someone needs to trick you into becoming one. :)
If you want to know how to become an insurance adjuster you must first look for the state requirements.

As your state requires a license to adjust claims, you could see about testing and obtain one. If you had a license you should not have any problem finding a job. Otherwise, insurance companies look for people with good people/customer service skills. You would need to show them that you are _very_ organized, are able to juggle multiple tasks at the same time and work well under pressure.

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 01:31 Post Subject:

Most carriers don't care what your degree is as long as you have a four year degree, (if you have no experience). There are many many sites that have job postings for entry level adjusters and valuable information on how to become an insurance adjuster ....good luck!

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 05:12 Post Subject:

Well, I guess you need to figure out first that whether you want to become an insurance adjuster and investigate the liabilities, or an appraiser, who only determines the extent of damages.

There are plenty of online courses available where you can register for classes about becoming an insurance adjuster soon. Over here you'll be guided on how to become an insurance adjuster and have online course materials. They also offer you the opportunity to prepare for the exams with practice test sets. Best of luck!

Posted: 17 Jul 2008 05:54 Post Subject:

Here is a brief overview of how to become an insurance adjuster …..

The job profile of the claim adjuster involves visiting the scene of damage, inspecting the damages, interrogating the individuals involved, thoroughly understanding the situation in hand, evaluate the claim, negotiate the claim amount with the claimant.

Adjusters are required to work in good faith. They have to strike a balance between the claimant's demand and the insurance company's willingness to pay over a claim. Hence, if you believe that you have the ability to handle tough situations like that and have good communication skills, you can consider the career of an adjuster. Also remember that you may have to work for odd hours and also under odd circumstances. These are the facts about becoming an insurance adjuster in any state.

Posted: 27 May 2014 10:55 Post Subject: Health

Currently, there are no formal subject area requirements for pursuing a career as a claims adjuster, but some popular areas of study include business.

Posted: 27 May 2014 08:14 Post Subject:

there are no formal subject area requirements for pursuing a career as a claims adjuster

That's incorrect. Almost all states require candidates to pass a licensing exam. In some states the educational course is mandatory, but may be waived in some jurisdictions if a person has 1-2 years of insurance company experience handling claims.

Many companies promote from within. So you would want to start anywhere in the insurance company. Customer Services, Mail Room, etc. Cream rises to the surface, and so do personnel. Do a great job -- whatever it is you are doing -- and you will be noticed and promoted to positions of greater responsibility.

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