Do you have an ability to connect with people and a desire to help others in your community? If so, a career as an insurance agent may come naturally to you. The truth about being an agent – and about becoming one – is that while it takes tenacity and discipline; the work itself might not be as difficult as you think.
The level of success an insurance agent achieves is often determined more by determination and willingness to learn than by prior industry knowledge.
Qualities of a good insurance agent
Requirements to become an insurance agent
Before you get started, you may be asking how long it takes to become an insurance agent. If you’re with a carrier that provides training and licensing assistance, you can begin working as soon as you have your license and have been appointed with the carrier.
Whatever your background, if you’re interested in the industry, remember that it’s less about having prior industry or sales experience and more about desire to help others. That motivation pays off – literally and figuratively.
Aflac agents are independent agents of Aflac, and are not employees of Aflac.
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Aflac benefits advisors are independent agents and are not Aflac employees.
Aflac’s family of insurers includes Aflac and/or Aflac New York, and/or Continental American Insurance Company and/or Continental American Life Insurance Company.
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