Insurance sector professions: The most demanded
Computer scientists , journalists, experts in Big Data, specialists in “marketing”, mathematicians, statisticians … There is a wide range of professions demanded in the insurance sector that are critical to the growth of an insurance company.
What are the most demanded professions in the insurance sector?
As we reflected in the article “Mediation, a profession of the future (I)” , the insurance sector accounted for 142,000 employees in 2016. But, far from adhering to those who market policies, the insurance industry uses professionals of various kinds, hence, it is considered so attractive to work.
Speaking to the blog of Xenasegur, Mónica Pons , president of Aunna Asociación , reminds that “the insurance sector can be accessed from a wide range of university specialties or other types of intermediate education. In short, it offers interesting opportunities for all the actors involved in the world of insurance “.
Computing: the most demanded
According to the blog are confident , initiative promoted by the Spanish Union of Insurance and Reinsurance (Unespa) , “in the guts of an insurance company there is a lot of work not seen”. Work done by professionals of the most diverse and which include computer specialists, which, according to the information prepared by the aforementioned blog, are the most demanded by companies in the insurance sector.
Without a doubt, nowadays an organization is not conceived, independently of what its activity is, without the figure of the computer technician. Internally or externally, this professional is essential for workers, either to provide them with training in the field, or to solve any problem they have with the equipment or device they are using. In this case, it must act as quickly as possible, avoiding hindering its work, in order to guarantee the continuity of the business.
It also deals with the installation of programs or tools that may be useful to the company and employees, maintains the organization’s computer structure, draws up protocols for action, etc. And no less important: you must also have knowledge of cybersecurity or interact closely with those who dedicate themselves to it.
In this regard, we recommend reading the post “Cybersecurity, a priority for the insurance sector” , in which it is clear that all companies, regardless of their size, are in the crosshairs of cyber attackers. Currently, it is estimated that 37 percent of workers in companies specializing in information technology and communication (ICT) is dedicated to cybersecurity, a specialty that will generate thousands of jobs in the coming years. And, according to the information and data it handles, one of the sectors that will most demand these professionals will be the insurer.
Communication and social networks
Likewise, the insurance industry has become a lifeline for those who in their day chose to work in the world of communication. In Spain, one of the unions most punished by the economic crisis has been the journalists, who, due to the cuts carried out in the media and even before the closure of any of them, have been forced to recycle and integrate in entities such as insurers.
In them, they can continue to carry out their work through press releases and press releases that disseminate issues related to the activity of the company – for example, the launch of a new product – or through articles on the insurer’s blog – currently , most of the entities in the sector have a website to publish information of interest to professionals and policyholders.
However, the performance of those who have specialized in the world of communication does not end there. In addition, they act as a “community manager” and contribute to reinforce the positioning of their organization in social networks, defend the image of the company in the digital sphere, participate in forums, respond to comments that may be generated after the publication of a article in the corporate blog, etc.
Big Data Specialists
After the informatics and communication professionals and social networks, Big Data specialists are also in high demand in insurance companies. In fact, companies that base their activity on human resources and job creation agree that, together with ICT professionals, mass data analysts will be especially “appetizing” during the next few years for a good number of people. organizations
Nobody discusses it at this point: data has become a fundamental element of the economy of companies. And as we explained in the post “Big Data analysis, key to the future of mediation” , an accurate analysis of the massive data allows to implement marketing actions adapted to new consumer trends and adopt operational decisions that guarantee survival of insurance intermediaries versus other channels.
Big Data is, therefore, an ideal formula to retain your own customers and also to attract new policyholders by modifying current policies or innovating in others; for example: insurance for days, mileage, experience, etc. In this last case, we would enter the so-called insurance on demand , which facilitates securing from a camera to a drone during the time set by the consumer.
But in the Big Data is not worth everything. When it comes to analyzing the massive data, we must also take into account privacy. In this regard, according to Mar España, director of the Spanish Agency for Data Protection, “the deployment of technologies such as Big Data requires an analysis and a technical and legal assessment to promote good practices that guarantee their adaptation to protection regulations. of data and, consequently, respect for the rights of citizens “.
In relation to this requirement, in another article we will deal with the Delegate of Data Protection (DPO, for its acronym in English), new figure of the General Data Protection Regulation that will come into force in May 2018, and its link to the sector insurer.
Union make force
After the specialists in Big Data, the blog of Estamos Seguros places the professionals of “marketing” as the most demanded by the insurance entities. Therefore, those who dedicate themselves to this activity should treasure a good number of skills, including a deep knowledge of digital “marketing”. So they have to maintain a close relationship with media professionals and social networks and specialists in the analysis of massive data, forming a union whose joint work will translate into benefits for the organization.
Mathematicians and statisticians
Finally, mathematicians and statisticians also arouse the interest of insurance companies. Mathematicians in the insurance sector? Some may ask. You are right. Thanks to these professionals it is possible to calculate, for example, probabilities such as life expectancy. Mathematical reserves, mathematical provisions, mathematical representations … The insurance literature contains numerous references to this science. And like any other activity, insurance is also based on statistical sources, whether public, private, national or international.
So, if some of the readers of the Xenasegur blog are doing studies related to computing, information security, communication, Big Data analysis, mathematics or statistics, they should know that in the insurance sector they could have a work output. And, besides being attractive, the insurance industry is a source of opportunities.
“In Spain, around half a million people have workload thanks to insurance. Therefore, we are a leading generator of direct, indirect and induced employment , “says Pilar González de Frutos, president of Unespa, told the blog of Xenasegur.