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Real-Life Claims Adjuster Job Profiles

Below is a list of links to anonymous job profiles of REAL PEOPLE who have filled out our survey and offered to share their insights with our users about their job in the Claims Adjuster field.
IDJob TitleGenderAgeEarningsCity & StateDate
33990Worker'S Compensation Claims AdjusterFemale35 $53,000Pasadena, CA01/01/2010
33917AdjustorMale34 $57,000Lees Summit, NY01/01/2010
33707Claims ProcessorMale23 $67,345Florham Park, NJ01/01/2010
33578Claims AnalystFemale33 $42,000Central Point, OR01/01/2010
33455Senior Claims AdjusterMale30 $50,000College Point, NY01/01/2010

Overview

For individuals who enjoy a range of duties inside and outside an office environment, becoming a claims adjuster might be a good career. Like a good detective, claims adjusters investigate the situation surrounding an insurance claim. From verifying insurance coverage to gaining information about the circumstances involved with the insurance claim, each case is as unique as the people and property concerned.

Claims adjusters can work directly for an insurance company or as an independent contractor for several insurance companies. They can work on property claims when there is damage to buildings or structures or liability claims when personal injury is involved or other types of claims involving professional liabilities. Work-related issues are also an area for claims adjuster to work. Catastrophe adjusters work directly in the field on a given case when major natural events affect an area.

To become a claims adjuster, most major insurance companies choose candidates with a bachelor?s college degree in a business-related field. As an alternate route, you can start in an entry-level position in a claims department with a high school diploma. Many states require certification to become a claims adjuster with continuing education courses taken yearly.

If you would like to learn about life as an insurance adjuster, look at our real-world career profiles below. We have interviewed professional insurance adjusters to provide you with information on the training required and what a typical workday in the life of a claims adjuster looks like. You can also learn about career paths and salaries.


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