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Insurance Claims Representatives
Overall, employment in this field is expected to grow slower than the average for all occupations through 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). Most new jobs will be created as a result of increased insurance sales, resulting in a larger number of insurance claims. Jobs will also come from growth in the population, trends in insurance settlement procedures, and opportunities arising from employees who change jobs or retire. Also, the growing aging population is increasing the need for insurance claims adjusters and examiners in the health insurance industry. The DOL also reports that more claims examiners will be needed to examine the growing number of medical claims that large medical insurance companies are receiving in attempts to minimize costs. Employment in the health care industry is expected to grow by 32 percent through 2022, or much faster than the average for all careers.