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I am exploring the idea of becoming an adjuster. I am not really looking for a 9 to 5 job.?

I would be interested in doing cat work, but when the catastrophe is over, just go home and do local work for the rest of the time. As far as I can tell a Texas all lines license is preferable . I live in north east Texas. I need a game plan as for what to do first. Do I need to get license before I talk to companies ? What ,in your opinion are the best companies to look at. Considering my location. I would like to stay flexible ,if possible and work for different companies. Thanks for any input.

Asked By: daorangejello - 8/22/2007
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Adjuster is not 9-5, it is flexible. Cat people are hard for a company to hire because we know the next cat they are off and running to that. Try one of the temp agencies (Insurance Overload is one). That may fill in the blanks till the next cat. These people fill vacancies for vacation, temp jobs, and even temp to... More
Answered By: MTR - 8/24/2007
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I used to work in the Corporate office of Frontier Adjusters, Inc. They have over 800 franchises in the United States. They have many franchises in Texas. Call the corporate office and ask them what the nearest office is to you and then get there number. If you are interested in buying a franchise, let them know and... More
Answered By: Kristen - 8/22/2007
 
I've been an adjuster for a little over 13 years. I've worked as both and independent and as a staff adjuster. In fact, I am currently a staff litigation adjuster with a major insurer... More
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Answered By: swood1968 - 8/22/2007
 
If you're not looking for a 9 to 5 job you've come to the right career... More
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Answered By: fightingsaints - 8/22/2007
 
There is no other job in the insurance industry with a higher turn over rate. While your work is extremely important your work load is usually through the roof and the burn out rate is high. You will never become rich being an adjuster. You'll probably lose your mind first.
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