MADISON, Wis (November 3, 2014) – The Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIAW) realizes it can be difficult to find a job with our unsettled economy and urges veterans to consider the field of insurance as a rewarding career option. According to the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) more than 125,000 people in Wisconsin are employed in the finance and insurance industry. “The average wage is $66,000, nearly 70% above the Wisconsin wage average, and incomes in the six figures are common,” said Ron Von Haden, CIC, Executive Vice President of the Professional Insurance Agents of Wisconsin (PIAW).
“While most people think of insurance as primarily sales, there are so many more opportunities within the industry such as:
· arson investigators
· IT and applications engineers
· marketing/social media pros
· customer service representatives
· civil engineers
· automotive appraisers
· and more
In addition, veterans who wish to become licensed professionals may be eligible to receive one initial license fee waiver through Wisconsin Act 209.
“The PIAW website, (www.piaw.org) lists employment opportunities from our members. Simply click on the careers and resume button on the right hand side of the page,” explained Von Haden.
“Another key benefit to joining our industry that is that insurance professionals are valued members of the community … giving back to those who need it most. And, when disaster strikes, we help make things right and provide hope and compassion to the families who have been impacted.”
We are encouraging our members to hire our Veterans and so they can benefit from the quality of the employee they receive,” said Von Haden.
If you are interested in an insurance career, or would like more information, look for the PIAW logo or go to www.PIAW.org.