Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

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What do they do?

Investigate, analyze, and determine the extent of insurance company's liability concerning personal, casualty, or property loss or damages, and attempt to effect settlement with claimants. Correspond with or interview medical specialists, agents, witnesses, or claimants to compile information. Calculate benefit payments and approve payment of claims within a certain monetary limit.

Also known as:

Adjuster, Claim Representative, Claims Adjuster, Claims Analyst, Claims Examiner, Claims Representative, Claims Specialist, Field Liability Generalist, General Adjuster, Insurance Adjuster, Litigation Claim Representative, Property Adjuster, Property Claims Adjuster

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2028.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For Virginia:

  • 0.6%

    Percent Change

    Ranks #22 in job growth rate
  • 470

    Annual Projected Job Openings

    Ranks #19 in net job growth
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Majors that prepare Insurance Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators:

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (1.9%)
  • Master's degree (6.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (39.3%)
  • Associate's degree (12.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (24.9%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (13.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (1.1%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Negotiation - Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Calculate data to inform organizational operations.
  • Investigate legal issues.
  • Prepare legal or investigatory documentation.
  • Estimate costs of goods or services.
  • Appraise property values.
  • Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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