Insurance Fraud Investigators

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Insurance fraud investigators investigate possible instances of insurance fraud. These claims might involve suspicion of staged accidents, arson, or unnecessary medical treatments, among many other types of fraud. Approximately 300,000 insurance investigators, claims adjusters, and examiners are employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) Insurance Claims Investigators
Duties Investigate possible instances of insurance fraud; interview witnesses and review evidence; work with law enforcement agencies; train adjusters in spotting possible fraud instances
Salary Range $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country, but are best in large, metropolitan areas
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Psychology
Experience One to three years; law enforcement experience a plus
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Curious
  • Realistic
  • Information Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Research
Certification or Licensing Recommended
Special Requirements A background check and drug test for some employers
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Insurance Fraud Investigation Department Manager
  • Senior Insurance Fraud Investigator
  • Insurance Fraud Investigator
  • Insurance Fraud Trainee

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