Life Insurance Career; What are the pluses and minuses to a career in life insurance?

I have been considering an offer to work as a life insurance agent. I'd like to hear from people who have worked in the industry to find out what the benefits and drawbacks to this kind of career are.

Asked By: seeker212 - 9/2/2011
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Pros... More
Answered By: Amaya Forever - 9/2/2011
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Benefits - unlimited income potential... More
Answered By: alz - 9/2/2011
If you don't LIVE for sales, don't bother. I'm a property and casualty agent. Much more stable. Life is a roller coaster.
Answered By: Lynn - 9/2/2011
The main drawback is that approximately 95% of individuals who receive these offers are not able to sell insurance successfully. Because they are not successful, they do not get paid (insurance agents are paid only if they are successful; they do not get an hourly wage or a fixed salary) and have to leave the quit... More
Answered By: StephenWeinstein - 9/2/2011
Well, the biggest drawbacks are 95% of people wash out, and those that make it, work really really hard the first few years - like 60 - 80 hour workweeks. The upside, is you meet lots of people, and there's no limit to how much you can potentially earn.
Answered By: mbrcatz - 9/2/2011
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