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Insurance Underwriters

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Insurance underwriters review individual applications for insurance coverage to evaluate the degree of risk involved. They decide whether the insurance company should accept an applicant, and, if the applicant is accepted, underwriters determine the premium that the policyholder will be charged. There are approximately 89,960 underwriters employed in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Conventional

Organized

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Underwriting Manager

Chief Underwriter

Underwriter

Trainee

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