For Californians, along with people the world over, daily life looks a lot different today than it did just a few months ago. Children are home from school, towns and communities are functioning very differently, and your work life might feel the most uncertain of all. While losing a job or making huge changes in how you do your job can be daunting, this might be an opportunity to consider how you want to come out of this lockdown period.
As states and nations debate how to exit the COVID lockdown phase, you could be doing the same for your career. If you feel like you didn’t really choose your career path in the first place – you took a job and then another and another because you had to pay rent and bills, and there wasn’t really time to think about what you really want to do – then this unexpected period of unknown could actually help you make some important decisions and a plan to move forward.
Here are some questions to ask yourself while deciding what type of career might be right for you:
- Do you like to work with people or more on your own?
- Do you like to work in an office, on a computer or outdoors, with your hands?
- Are you interested in the medical field in any capacity?
- Are you interested in the law, contracts, etc.?
- Are you interested in helping and/or teaching people?
- Would like to have your own business?
- Do you have the education needed for the career you want?
- Does the career you want require specialized training or licensing?
I you are interested in working in a professional environment, helping people, and staying knowledgeable about current laws and regulations…and if being in control of your own business appeals to you, a career in insurance might be a good fit for you.
Did you know that you don’t need a college degree to become an insurance agent? You only need to complete 52 hours of training and then pass a CA state licensing exam. Once you’re licensed, you have lots of options too. You could work for an insurance company, become an independent broker, buy a book of business from an existing agent, partner with an established agent, etc. You can also choose what type of insurance products you want to sell and make sure you are licensed for those in particular, including:
- Life Insurance
- Health Insurance
- Property & Casualty Insurance (like auto, motorcycle, homeowners, earthquake, flood and more)
For each of these categories of insurance, Affordable Educators offer affordable (starting at $85), EASY, 100% online training to help you prepare for and pass the state licensing exam. You do not need to attend class in a classroom so it’s perfect for the current stay at home rules. Our courses are completely structured for you to work online, at your own pace. You will take simple quizzes as you read content and focus on essential exam prep material that will help you pass your exam. And if you need help, we’re here for you – just a phone call or chat message away.
You can find lots of details and affordable, upfront pricing on our website: https://hammburg.com/.
We know this time is unsettling and potentially scary. But one way to help yourself cope is to take control of the situation and make a plan. If you’re not sure what life will look like after lockdown, go ahead and decide for yourself. No matter what the world around you is doing, you can be in control of what opportunities you’ll be ready for.
Whatever you decide, we’re here for you as you’re weighing your options. If you’re considering a career in insurance, give us a call at 1-800-498-5100. We can help you figure out what you need to do and how to get it done.