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Why insurance has become one of the hottest industries to work in

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Daily Hive Custom Content Apr 09, 2018 6:50 am 2,910

Every single day, millions of people around the world are victims of fraud. This includes cybercrime, identity theft, and so much more. Advances in technology are making us ever-more connected, as a result, the world needs more protectors – you could be one of them.

Working in the insurance industry in 2018 looks and feels unlike anything the industry has seen before. It’s a career path that could take you anywhere you want to go in the world. You could be working on hostage negotiations, in auto insurance, or working with a client after a natural disaster.

The insurance and risk-management industry is a challenging place, and if you’re looking for an exciting career, it could have exactly what you need. But you don’t need to take our word for it; here are four reasons to back it up.

The choice

A common misconception many people have is that working in the insurance industry means you’ll have to specialize in auto plan insurance, but that’s not the case. According to the head of BCIT’s General Insurance and Risk Management program, Shaun Sinclair, this area accounts for “only 20% of the jobs available.”

The BCIT program offers eight of 10 (CIP) Chartered Insurance Professional courses so their graduates are licensable to become a level 2 broker or level 2 independent adjuster upon graduation, as well as a Canadian Risk Manager (CRM) with training in risk assessment, risk control, and risk financing.

High demand

Naturally, something that throws people off the idea of pursuing a new career is the demand for jobs in a particular area. This is something you don’t have to worry about in the insurance industry, as top-tier grads are needed each year.

In fact, by studying at BCIT you’ll be able to secure a placement which could lead to a full-time role. “This [General Insurance and Risk Management] program has had a 100% placement rate with students receiving an average starting salary of $45,000,” Sinclair added.

Flexibility

In the modern world of work, flexibility is something that many individuals seek out in their careers. Luckily, the insurance and risk-management industry offers a wide range of flexible jobs with many companies allowing staff to work outside of the office; from home or even abroad.

And when you think about it, you may need to go to construction sites, marinas, and other sites to carry out assessments. All you have to do is seek out the company that you think you would be the best fit for.

Placements abroad

Studying for your General Insurance and Risk Management Diploma at BCIT gives you an advantage in the industry as you’ll learn skills and coursework which will be transferable to positions anywhere in the world. Plus, the fact that the program has been designed by industry professionals means you’ll be covering only relevant topics. Sinclair highlights that there are roles for everyone, regardless of your interests. Some of his past students have even gone on to secure their first jobs in London and Spain.


Studying the General Insurance and Risk Management Diploma program at BCIT can help you go after career you want within the industry. Full and part-time course options give you the flexibility to study at a time that works for you. You can even ladder your diploma into a degree, too.

Visit BCIT now for more information or to apply.

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