In the wake of a large-scale catastrophic event, insurance companies often have to reach out to bring in additional insurance adjusters to evaluate damages for the resulting claims. Qualified, licensed adjusters are in high demand during these times. If you desire a career as an adjuster, prepare yourself with a good education and the skill sets an adjuster needs before disaster strikes. The process requires investment of time and resources, but can be very rewarding.
Develop Your Skills
Take advantage of Pilot’s basic adjusting skills and related computer training classes. Check out our website at www.pilotcat.com to learn more about upcoming online and classroom sessions. In addition, develop your time management and customer service skills. The ability to handle details and communicate them clearly will enhance your adjusting efforts and please the customer.
Get Your License
Most states require licensed adjusters to work insurance claims. Always obtain an adjuster license in your home state. If any state in which you want to practice does not require a license, you may apply for a designated home state license in either Indiana or Texas. This will give you the credentials you need to be considered for deployment. Some states require you to be licensed in their particular state to work. For that reason, licensing in multiple states is encouraged.
After you are licensed, you should continue learning about the job through continuing education and networking events. In a career like this, there is always something new to learn, as every catastrophe is a bit different and policies, laws and regulations can change. Therefore, you must keep preparing yourself so that when the next disaster occurs you are ready for action.