Types of Jobs in the Insurance Industry, and Career Paths to Get Them

From actuaries to underwriters, there are many different types of jobs in the insurance field. If you’re looking for information on insurance career paths and entry level job opportunities, here’s a breakdown of the career roles in the insurance industry.

The insurance industry employs about 2.6 million people in the U.S. — and that number grows even more when you include people in insurance functions who work at non-insurance companies.

What do all those people do? Some of their jobs are specific only to insurance, while others can be found in almost any company, but have unique aspects when applied to the insurance field.


By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences