Monday, February 12, 2018

February is Insurance Careers Month

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Looking for a new career? February is Insurance Careers Month, a nationwide initiative led by insurance industry leaders to recruit, train and hire a new generation of insurance professionals to fill an estimated 400,000 jobs by 2020, which will become vacant as nearly 25 percent of the insurance industry’s workforce will begin retiring in 2018.

Rio Salado’s Associate in Applied Science and Certificate of Completion in Insurance Studies, which is the first of its kind in Arizona, was created in direct response to the insurance industry’s need to fill current job vacancies and projected employment shortfalls.

Image of a man in suit using a virtual computer.  Text: Home, Automobile, Business, Insurance.Rio Salado collaborated with Glendale and Mesa Community Colleges and 35 insurance professionals from 20 different insurance companies to develop the program, which is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level jobs in the growing insurance industry and enhance the skills of current insurance employees.

The program focuses on general knowledge of the insurance industry and touches on property and liability insurance, personal and commercial insurance.

To learn more about Rio Salado's Insurance Studies program, visit

Check out the latest scholarships available to program seekers at

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MyPath Resources
Many people, especially students and young professionals may not readily see how their career goals are in sync with the insurance industry. MyPath,, is a non-profit organization that provides free services to help career seekers choose a specialty that meets their personal and professional goals, details about various careers and the impact they will have on the world around them. It also includes details about scholarships, internships and other resources to help people transition into the industry.

To learn more about Insurance Careers Month and the resources available to entry-level professionals, visit