Why be an Adjuster?
Why be an adjuster? The number ONE reason is of course, MONEY: By the time you have turned 18 you have been thoroughly indoctrinated into believing the best way to get a job that will pay a significant income is by getting a “good” education. The institutions advancing this notion are trying to sell you on not just one degree, but two or more! There goal it to make you a perpetual student, racking up more and more debt. The average income for someone with a Bachelor’s degree is just over $53,000. That’s IF you are in the 75% that have been able to find employment. So it will cost you 4 years and about $33,000 in tuition for a 75% shot at $53,000. Or you can train to be a CAT adjuster. Get your Adjuster License, Xactimate certification, and get certified to work State Farm claims (about $1,000 total) in less than 4 months, for an excellent shot at a career in which you can earn over six figures your first year!
TRAVEL: A person is a product of their experiences. Travel provides us with one of the most expansive ways to broaden our horizons by exposing us to both geographic and cultural diversities The average person in their lifetime will travel to 15.6 places as in major cities, or other states/regions. This is a great opportunity to satisfy your inner wanderlust, because as a CAT adjuster, you will do that in two or three years! A career as a CAT adjuster will give you the bragging rights to travel most only dream of. Now granted you are ‘visiting’ these locals at a time when NO other tourists are visiting, but hey it still counts!
As an Adjuster, there are many areas you can chose to focus on. Since life is fraught with disasters, just about everything is inured. There is a wide range of possibilities should you wish to specialize your efforts, such as homes, autos, motorcycles, boats, planes, business, liability, farms, health, worker’s compensation, etc. There are hundreds of insurance companies across the country and they all need adjusters.
The Adjusting Firms you chose to work with will call you when disaster strikes, and if you are available, they will deploy you to that area. If there is a personal or family matter going on and you need to be at home, you can decline their offer. As an independent adjuster you have control over your schedule. You can pretty much work when and where you want. As long as the claims that you take on are handled in a timely manner, you have a lot of flexibility. Travel is a big part of this business, and if that is something you enjoy, you will eventually see most of the country!
Some adjusters prefer to stay at home for various reasons – usually family related. Their are all kinds of daily claims. And working in your home area provides a chance to work with your spouse. You can pay her to do your paperwork while you concentrate on working the claims. Or you can work as an actual adjusting team and inspect claims together.
Everyone wants their lives to have meaning and most want to MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Well, this profession gives you the real chance to do just that. Instead of working for a company that makes widgets or provides a service that only effects people’s lives in a small marginal way at best, as an independent Texas Adjuster, you will be helping people when they need help the most. Your handling of their claim will enable them to get their lives back to some sense of normalcy. You will receive many heart felt Thank Yous that will at times rival the financial compensation. Finishing a hard days work knowing your efforts really did make a difference is very gratifying. This alone should be enough to satisfy the question, why be an adjuster? Very few professions have this level of satisfaction as a job perk!
FLEXIBILITY: Most jobs are structured in a way that offer only a singular work environment. But as an independent adjuster, you are in charge! If you are an independent adjuster that works Daily Claims primarily, you can go work a claim which allows you to enjoy being outside in the fresh air and sunshine, or if the weather is a bit disagreeable, spend the day inside writing up claims. You even have the flexibility of how many hours or how many days you work! If you have a family, then you will really appreciate the flexibility this career affords. Another great reason to overcome the question, why be an adjuster?
How often have you seen articles that predict the end of certain professions? Every few years, market forces and innovative new technologies adversely impact many careers. A career your family has depended on is suddenly at risk. The economy also plays a major role in a lot of careers. A sustained downturn can quickly end a career you had anticipated working for many years yet to come. There are so many variables we have no control over that can bring our world crashing down, it is good to know that a few professions are here to stay. Regardless of what the rest of the world does, a WEATHER-BASED PROFESSION will always be needed. If you subscribe to the Climate Change theories, then weather’s role on this industry is about to increase dramatically. (Starting your career now would sort of like getting in on the ground floor!) Insurance Adjusting is not only recession proof but it is impervious to the increasing technological onslaught.
This page should have put to rest the question, why be an adjuster?
To get started as an Insurance Adjuster, you need either the ALL LINES or PROPERTY & CASUALTY license. AdjusterLicenseOnline with TXALA, offers both of these licenses through TEXAS. Why is that important? Texas literally wrote the book on insurance. They did such a good job and it was so comprehensive, that over 30 states ‘adopted’ it via reciprocity. This means that this one license gives you a virtual nationwide reach in your ability to work claims! Even if you already have a license in another state, you still want a Texas license. Most successful adjusters have a Texas license. Click here to REGISTER.
Why be an Adjuster?