Posted By Robert on 18 Jan 2011 04:05 PM
Okay, So I take it the Auto Claims isn't a glamorous high paying position. The way you guys make it seem is that its the bottom of the barrell for insurance/adjusting jobs. It sounds like I dont need all this schooling to break into claims, and that it's possible to just walk in and get a job with no schooling, is that true for property and other adjusting positions also? If i still take the 2 year class in Insurance and Finances what are a few other career paths in the insurance field that might be better? Thanks for the responses..
Look friend, unless you have a Bachelor's degree, you will not get on with a carrier, it happens sometimes but don't count on it.
There is no such thing as bottom of the barrel in regards to adjusting, work is work.
If you like throwing your money away, take that 2 year course
Whilst it happens sometimes, nobody is going to take you on without an adjusters license, XM8 proficient. There are 10s of thousands of newly licensed adjusters that are competing against you for ANY position, staff/independent/trainee.
All you need to get on even ground with all the unemployed licensed adjusters is to get licensed. All these certifications are worthless if you don't know XM8, period. Stop spending money on all the training and pay for XM8 level l,ll,ll training courses.
XM8 and a license is the ONLY thing any rookie needs to pay for. you can deal with the other certs when you have a few claims under your belt
In regards to all the different career paths, which one is better? Do your own research guy , come back next week and let us know what you found out. Once you do that, we have no problem helping you
What made you want to be a claims adjuster?, what did you do before wanting to work claims(prior industry).
In all honesty, do you have the ability to get deployed to a storm and pay for all the travel, lodging and food and fuel for the first month out in the field? The first two weeks to a month, zero coming in and hundreds a day going out.
It can be done but there are dues to pay.
Let us know what you found out and we will go from there
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