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DIFS Highlights Stable, Rewarding Jobs in Michigan During Insurance Careers Month
February 01, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 1, 2024
(LANSING, MICH) February is Insurance Careers Month and the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) is highlighting the benefits of working in the insurance field and the many good paying in-demand jobs available to Michiganders.
“Michigan's insurance industry has jobs available for people with many different skill sets, educational backgrounds, and specializations,” said DIFS Director Anita Fox. “Some of the nation’s largest insurance companies call Michigan home, and Insurance Careers Month is a great time to investigate how a career in the insurance industry could benefit you, your family, and your future.”
More than 80,000 Michiganders work in the insurance industry, according to a study conducted by the Insurance Information Institute, with salaries totaling approximately $6 billion a year. The Insuring MI Future Coalition, a 501(c)3 created to raise awareness of insurance career opportunities in Michigan, finds that careers in the insurance industry tend to be stable and high paying, with an average salary of $60,000, substantially higher than the average of $45,000 for other industries.
To fill new positions, companies in these industries need employees with a variety of educational backgrounds and skills, including:
- Computer programming
- Human Resources
A number of Michigan insurers and insurance agencies will be posting employee videos on the companies’ social media channels that showcase the many rewarding and good paying jobs available in the insurance industry in our state. To view the videos, search #InsuranceCareersMonthMI on Facebook, LinkedIn, X, and Instagram.
In addition to positions within Michigan’s insurance companies and agencies, DIFS is hiring for a variety of positions to help ensure that Michigan’s insurance and financial services sectors are safe, sound, and serve the needs of Michigan’s consumers. For more information, including current job postings, visit the DIFS Careers website.
For more information about DIFS and the insurance and financial services industries in Michigan, visit Michigan.gov/DIFS call 877-999-6442, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The mission of the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services is to ensure access to safe and secure insurance and financial services fundamental for the opportunity, security, and success of Michigan residents, while fostering economic growth and sustainability in both industries. In addition, the Department provides consumer protection, outreach, and financial literacy and education services to Michigan residents. For more information, visit Michigan.gov/DIFS or follow the Department on Facebook, X, or LinkedIn.