Top 4 Reasons to Work in the Insurance Industry

The insurance industry is teeming with career opportunities. Variety of profiles and missions, alternating incentives, inclusion and mixing … Atlas and France Insurance presents 4 reasons for your orientation towards insurance professions.

1: Work in a dynamic and diverse sector

Are you dressed in numbers or the right, new technologies or human relationships? You want to feel useful and take up a job that makes sense! Thanks to the diversity of the proposed trades, the insurance sector will be able to satisfy its professional appetite.

Despite a sometimes unglamorous reputation, the insurance industry is not limited to analyzing the figures all day long. Indeed, between the inseparable human dimension of the customer relationship and the missions that require technical, legal and digital skills, boredom is not likely to knock on your office door.

This is what Lucie, a 1st year BTS insurance student, says: ” My favorite thing about insurance is the human dimension and advice. I want to help people. »

2: Open up to exciting trades

Careers in insurance use a variety of skills and abilities, including: a sense of customer service, agility, creativity, curiosity, adaptability, quality of listening and cooperation, written and oral expression, motivation. This is the case, for example:

  • of the insurance lawyer: the task of this professional is to intervene in the resolution of claims guaranteed by the insurance contract, to draft and negotiate protocols of conventional agreements and to assist the insurance in its proceedings. Relationnel, redactionnel, écoute et empathie are the main qualities to develop to become an excellent professional.
  • of the insurance inspector: this professional is a salesman. Its role: to develop a turnover by running a distribution network. It is a mission of proposing insurance guarantees, plus tailored to their customers and the insurance company’s policy porter. Availability, listening and a sense of touch are the foundation of skills to find your place in this profession.

Discover these passionate missions in the video:

3: Build your journey through alternation

Work-study contracts are a great springboard for maximizing your chances of entering the job market quickly. Indeed, the alternation is an opportunity to immerse oneself in the professional world, to create bridges between theory and practice and to refine one’s orientation.

According to figures from the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Employment, these hybrid contracts are in full swing: between 2019 and 2021, the number of alternates has doubled, from 350,000 to almost 700,000.

And the insurance industry is following this trend: out of 100 hiring in the insurance field, 25 come from apprenticeship or professionalization contracts.

Since a testimony is always more telling than numbers, check out the crossover interview with Lena, a freshman in BTS, and James, her Matmut tutor:

4: Evolve in an inclusive sector

The heart of insurance business is to prevent risks to protect individuals and businesses in the event of an accident. It is therefore a sector as close to human as possible where quality of service, a sense of listening and commitment are the watchwords.

In addition, the insurance sector has become a role model for the inclusion of women and workers with disabilities. This is evidenced by the following figures: 60% of insurance professionals are often women.

This is the result of a proactive policy pursued by France Assureurs, which is exemplified by the signing, in February 2021, of a framework agreement with trade unions to promote diversity, diversity and the fight against discrimination.

Are you planning to work in the insurance industry? For all your passionate missions, visit, the portal dedicated to insurance trades.

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