Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Opportunities

Financial Activities – Relative Sector Size and Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that the Financial Activities sector will grow substantially over the next several years.

Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors
Projected Growth for Main Industry Sectors

Insurance Carriers and Related Activities

Within the Financial Activities sector, Insurance Carriers and Related Activities is a large and growing industry.

Finance and Insurance
Finance and Insurance

Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Industry Groups

The Insurance Carriers and Related Activities industry includes the following industry groups:

  • Insurance Carriers
  • Agencies, Brokerages, and Other Insurance Related Activities

Other Information Services Insurance Carriers and Related Activities Occupational Opportunities

The following lists the largest and fastest growing occupations in the Other Information Services industry for 2026.

  • Insurance sales agents
  • Insurance claims and policy processing clerks
  • Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators
  • Insurance underwriters
  • Eligibility interviewers, government programs
  • Medical transcriptionists

Insurance Sales Agents Outlook

Insurance sales agents are projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services Insurance Carriers and Related Activities industry.

Insurance Sales Agents – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for insurance sales agents.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Insurance sales agents 433.3 15.8 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

Insurance Sales Agents – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for insurance sales agents.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
South Dakota 1,850 4.42 1.63 $31.14 $64,760
Iowa 6,480 4.22 1.56 $28.05 $58,340
Nebraska 3,840 3.96 1.46 $29.30 $60,940
Florida 33,000 3.92 1.45 $32.28 $67,140
Colorado 9,880 3.87 1.43 $31.27 $65,030

Insurance Sales Agents – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for insurance sales agents.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,340 6.43 2.37 $30.40 $63,230
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,650 6.27 2.31 $35.83 $74,530
Bloomington, IN 380 5.60 2.07 $18.51 $38,500
Columbia, SC 1,950 5.28 1.95 $28.93 $60,180
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 6,640 5.19 1.91 $32.96 $68,550
Hot Springs, AR 180 5.18 1.91 $23.29 $48,450
Amarillo, TX 570 5.02 1.85 $27.41 $57,020
Tallahassee, FL 850 5.01 1.85 $26.93 $56,010
Portland-South Portland, ME 1,020 5.00 1.85 $24.19 $50,310
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 2,470 4.90 1.81 $40.99 $85,260

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks Outlook

Insurance claims and policy processing clerks is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services Insurance Carriers and Related Activities industry.

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for insurance claims and policy processing clerks.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Insurance claims and policy processing clerks 293.9 10.7 10.6 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for insurance claims and policy processing clerks.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Nebraska 3,170 3.27 1.68 $18.50 $38,490
Connecticut 5,000 3.02 1.55 $23.59 $49,060
Ohio 16,050 2.99 1.54 $18.71 $38,920
Texas 33,620 2.83 1.45 $19.14 $39,800
South Dakota 1,170 2.80 1.44 $15.60 $32,440

Insurance Claims and Policy Processing Clerks – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for insurance claims and policy processing clerks.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 570 7.75 3.99 $16.42 $34,160
Cheyenne, WY 340 7.51 3.86 $17.20 $35,770
Sherman-Denison, TX 310 6.84 3.52 $17.88 $37,190
Lincoln, NE 1,010 5.76 2.96 $17.84 $37,120
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 3,310 5.69 2.93 $24.31 $50,560
Manchester, NH 630 5.58 2.87 $19.90 $41,380
Sioux Falls, SD 830 5.48 2.82 $15.89 $33,060
Sheboygan, WI 320 5.45 2.81 $22.26 $46,290
Roanoke, VA 830 5.43 2.79 $19.76 $41,090
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 590 5.38 2.77 $23.42 $48,710

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators Outlook

Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators are projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services Insurance Carriers and Related Activities industry.

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators 220.8 8.0 -0.1 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Arizona 9,220 3.41 1.72 $32.43 $67,450
Connecticut 4,690 2.84 1.43 $36.13 $75,160
Montana 1,300 2.81 1.42 $25.79 $53,630
New Jersey 10,720 2.67 1.35 $35.34 $73,500
Missouri 7,230 2.59 1.31 $30.83 $64,130

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Bloomington, IL 1,200 13.43 6.79 $31.53 $65,580
Great Falls, MT 360 9.98 5.05 $18.05 $37,540
Waco, TX 1,050 8.99 4.55 $31.29 $65,090
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 430 8.48 4.29 $36.90 $76,750
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 850 7.73 3.91 $27.99 $58,230
Wausau, WI 510 7.34 3.71 $33.51 $69,710
Jefferson City, MO 490 6.58 3.33 $20.55 $42,750
Charleston, WV 660 5.90 2.98 $23.30 $48,470
Manchester, NH 610 5.43 2.74 $28.94 $60,190
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,760 5.43 2.74 $27.92 $58,070

Insurance Underwriters Outlook

Insurance underwriters is projected to be one of the largest occupations in the Other Information Services Insurance Carriers and Related Activities industry.

Insurance Underwriters – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for insurance underwriters.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Insurance underwriters 86.8 3.2 -6.0 Bachelor’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training

Insurance Underwriters – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for insurance underwriters.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Connecticut 2,790 1.69 2.68 $40.00 $83,200
Nebraska 1,540 1.59 2.51 $33.54 $69,760
Georgia 5,500 1.28 2.03 $40.63 $84,500
Iowa 1,810 1.18 1.87 $32.35 $67,290
Illinois 5,920 1.00 1.58 $37.02 $76,990

Insurance Underwriters – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for insurance underwriters.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Bloomington, IL 900 10.16 16.12 $33.71 $70,110
Sheboygan, WI 210 3.70 5.87 $28.51 $59,310
Columbia, MO 310 3.38 5.36 $26.08 $54,240
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,220 3.35 5.31 $34.91 $72,620
Utica-Rome, NY 390 3.17 5.02 $39.59 $82,360
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,680 2.89 4.58 $38.09 $79,230
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 590 2.76 4.37 $28.49 $59,250
Lincoln, NE 480 2.73 4.33 $34.31 $71,370
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 970 1.99 3.15 $33.38 $69,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 4,950 1.89 3.00 $41.44 $86,190

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs Outlook

Eligibility interviewers, government programs is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the Other Information Services Insurance Carriers and Related Activities industry.

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for eligibility interviewers, government programs.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Eligibility interviewers, government programs 0.6 0.0 29.2 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for eligibility interviewers, government programs.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Alaska 540 1.71 1.73 $25.99 $54,060
Pennsylvania 9,040 1.56 1.58 $23.34 $48,560
North Carolina 6,630 1.54 1.56 $18.27 $38,000
California 25,430 1.52 1.54 $23.58 $49,050
Alabama 2,930 1.52 1.54 $19.68 $40,940

Eligibility Interviewers, Government Programs – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for eligibility interviewers, government programs.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Fresno, CA 2,390 6.42 6.51 $21.66 $45,050
Topeka, KS 630 5.79 5.87 $19.27 $40,070
Waco, TX 480 4.13 4.19 $18.14 $37,730
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 170 3.93 3.99 $27.29 $56,760
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 960 3.83 3.89 $21.78 $45,300
Altoona, PA 200 3.41 3.46 $21.54 $44,800
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 3,010 3.33 3.37 $24.29 $50,520
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 850 3.31 3.35 $22.89 $47,600
Salem, OR 470 2.83 2.87 $18.17 $37,790
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 110 2.65 2.69 $21.46 $44,640

Medical Transcriptionists Outlook

Medical transcriptionists is projected to be one of the fastest growing occupations in the Other Information Services Insurance Carriers and Related Activities industry.

Medical Transcriptionists – Size and Growth

The following indicates the projected size and growth for medical transcriptionists.

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Medical transcriptionists 0.2 0.0 29.0 Postsecondary nondegree award None

Medical Transcriptionists – Highest Proportional Concentrations by State

The following shows the states with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for medical transcriptionists.

State Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
South Dakota 520 1.24 3.17 $16.14 $33,570
Florida 6,620 0.79 2.01 $17.08 $35,530
Idaho 530 0.78 1.98 $14.92 $31,030
Oregon 1,220 0.66 1.70 $18.79 $39,080
Kansas 870 0.63 1.62 $14.27 $29,680

Medical Transcriptionists – Highest Proportional Concentrations by Metropolitan Area

The following shows the metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs, relative to the nation as a whole, for medical transcriptionists.

Metropolitan area Employment Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY 160 2.99 7.63 $15.97 $33,220
Rapid City, SD 120 1.77 4.51 $16.61 $34,540
Roanoke, VA 260 1.72 4.39 $14.42 $30,000
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 1,940 1.61 4.10 $17.09 $35,540
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 1,510 1.52 3.88 $12.37 $25,730
Tucson, AZ 540 1.47 3.74 $11.88 $24,700
Topeka, KS 150 1.37 3.49 $11.09 $23,060
Sioux Falls, SD 190 1.24 3.16 $16.51 $34,350
Chico, CA 100 1.20 3.05 $20.82 $43,310
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 1,520 1.19 3.03 $19.17 $39,880

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