An insurance broker is responsible for providing advice to clients on what type of insurance they should acquire for themselves or for their business. Job responsibilities of an insurance broker include researching and gathering information from their clients in order to assess their needs, learning about policies from different insurers, providing clients choice in which insurance to get, helping the claims process move efficiently, the preparation of reports for clients, staying up-to-date on insurance market changes, and maintaining strong relationships with both clients and insurance companies.
A bachelor's degree is typically needed in order to be an insurance broker. Helpful job skills include strong communication skills, some IT skills, good organizational skills, ability to multi-task, strong attention to detail, report-writing ability, and ability to remain impartial and honest with clients. The future job market outlook for an insurance broker is fair.