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Career as an Underwriter

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About Career as an Underwriter

Among the career paths in insurance, insurance underwriters analyze insurance applications, determining whether they should be accepted or rejected. They may be employed either by insurance carriers (insurance companies), or by independent insurance brokerage firms. While they normally fill a back-office role in support of insurance sales agents (insurance agents), they sometimes accompany the latter on sales calls to clients or prospective clients.

Career Prospects of Career as an Underwriter

Depending on the type of insurance being requested, insurance underwriters may conduct independent investigations of applicants, such as credit or background checks. Also, if property insurance is sought, insurance underwriters may need to enlist help from professional appraisers.

Insurance underwriting will appeal to analytic people. It also can lead to opportunities in general management within the insurance industry.

Skills & Education Required for Career as an Underwriter

A Bachelor’s Degree is expected. Coursework in business, finance or accounting can be helpful, but not required. A high degree of computer literacy is increasingly important, since the data analysis involved in the job is commonly computerized. An MBA can be a useful credential, depending on the firm.

Entry-level jobs usually require no special training or certification. However, obtaining some formal certification often is important to advance in the field

Comments/ Reviews on Career as an Underwriter

  • I am working as underwriting anlyst for US Transportation Insurance, wants to know about different underwriting courses. to being an underwriter i require info about the institutions available in Kerala, and the job opportunites as well. Posted By : SUJITH KRISHNAN, on 11-04-2012 04:56:55 Report Abuse

  • I am a medical transcriptionist with 6 years' experience and a physiotherapist with 1 year's diploma for 8 years, if i want to be an underwriter how and where can I get the training? how much would be the training cost? how long the course may take time? Posted By : Biswanath Das, on 07-04-2012 01:39:25 Report Abuse

  • Want to join a course in Underwriting, please help me with the centeres available in Bangalore with the course fee. Posted By : Sandesh, on 06-04-2012 15:09:37 Report Abuse

  • Hi i have done B.com from delhi university. I am working as a TL in mortgage non voice process since last 5 years. My job reaponsibility is to conduct training of mortgage loan document classification and audit the loan file, I want to learn the mortgage underwriter or processor work. Plz advise me the institute from where i have to do the course and which course. Thnx Shrikant Posted By : Shri kant mishra, on 28-03-2012 02:56:48 Report Abuse

  • i would like to know more on any diploma in underwriting based on 10+2 Posted By : Sandeep MK, on 29-02-2012 16:01:11 Report Abuse

  • am an MBA in Finance. I want to do some specialized course of underwriting for risk management and insurance. I have 1.5 year of work experience of Insurance. My age is 25. Now i want to move from sales to underwriting. what should my first step? Posted By : Tanushree Sarkar, on 14-12-2011 23:02:41 Report Abuse

  • I am looking for a job as an underwriter in insurance company,and i am pursuing PGDM in BIF (BANKING INSURANCE & finance) and tell me How to apply for similar kind of jobs. Do i need to enroll in any specific course to get a job . Posted By: Barun Kumar Pandey Posted By : Barun Kumar Pandey, on 21-11-2011 00:07:46 Report Abuse

  • to know the details about insurance underwriting ..course fee,, institute, eligibility..etc.. Posted By : anindya chakraborty, on 26-10-2011 12:27:46 Report Abuse

  • I have done B.E. computer sci. & engg. , can I apply for underwriter? give me more information about underwriter. Posted By : Supriya, on 12-10-2011 10:43:57 Report Abuse

  • Hi, my name is Suchita Walia and presently i am living in Dubai for one year.I am an MBA in Finance & HR, I want to do some specialized course of underwriting for risk management. I have more than 4 year of work experience with Insurance industry. I want to make my career in underwriting dept as i have experience with life insurance industry. Will this course give me benefit to get a good job of Underwriting Dept. Tel me the name of ranked institute?Provide the guidence for making career in underwriing. Thanks and Regards Suchita Walia Posted By : Suchita Walia, on 29-09-2011 22:55:59 Report Abuse

  • Hi, my name is Suchita Walia and presently i am living in Dubai for one year.I am an MBA in Finance & HR, I want to do some specialized course of underwriting for risk management. I have more than 4 year of work experience with Insurance industry. I want to make my career in underwriting dept as i have experience with life insurance industry. Will this course give me benefit to get a good job of Underwriting Dept. Tel me the name of ranked institute?Provide the guidence for making career in underwriing. Thanks and Regards Suchita Walia Posted By : Suchita Walia, on 29-09-2011 22:55:27 Report Abuse

  • i have done my bachelor degree in Insurance & Risk management from WBUT. I look forward for a job of underwriter, what neccesary steps i have to take now??? Posted By : saborna mukherjee, on 19-07-2011 18:22:32 Report Abuse

  • I working for Asset Management company i want institutes providing underwriting course in chennai Posted By : jeysree, on 19-07-2011 15:17:30 Report Abuse

  • Hi, Iam a B.A Eng litt graduate, I would like to study an Insurance underwriting course in chennai. Pls let me know the apt course and institute along with fees. Posted By : Mahalakshmi, on 13-07-2011 21:29:49 Report Abuse

  • I want to know, any courses available for Home Loan underwritting & Mortgage advisers in correspondance? Tell me institute in all over India. Posted By : KarthikeyanK, on 25-05-2011 14:55:20 Report Abuse

  • I am an MBA in Finance. I want to do some specialized course of underwriting for risk management. I have total 4 year of work experience of Equity market and Insurance. My age is 37. Will this course give me benefit to get a good job of Underwriting Dept. Tel me the name of ranked institute. Posted By : Prabhat Ambasth, on 22-04-2011 14:13:29 Report Abuse

  • I want to know can i study underwritting course as correspondance, tell me institute in kerala & India Posted By : Ramshad, on 16-04-2011 18:50:30 Report Abuse

  • I have completed a bachelor degree in insurance&risk management(BIRM), I want to be an insurance underwriter . is it required to have some knowledge in insurance product selling to be an underwriter? Posted By : Animesh Roy, on 13-03-2011 13:17:03 Report Abuse

  • I have done b.com and pursuing MBA 4th sem through distance learning. and have total 4.5 years experience out of which 2.8 years in financial sector, how do i get into underwrting and do i need to do any certification course and which companies are loking for underwriters. Posted By : Dinesh kandpal, on 21-02-2011 14:54:17 Report Abuse

  • have a 4 years sales experiance in Life insurance sector and 1 year exp. in general insurance sector, what are the steps to shift from sales to underwriting? what is the scope for the underwriter in india? Posted By : Shrikant Jadhav, on 05-02-2011 10:28:18 Report Abuse

  • Which college for good for underwriter course in india please suggest Posted By : Snehal Thakar, on 21-01-2011 06:51:18 Report Abuse

  • I have a 4 years sales experiance in Life insurance sector and 1 year exp. in general insurance sector, what are the steps to shift from sales to underwriting? what is the scope for the underwriter in india? Posted By : Shrikant Jadhav, on 28-12-2010 08:04:46 Report Abuse

  • I want to know about mortgage under writting course. Plz inform me. Posted By : Ghanshyam, on 09-12-2010 15:06:45 Report Abuse

  • May I please request the list of institutes in India offering courses in Insurance Underwriting and risk management. Posted By : Ganesh Shingade, on 12-10-2010 05:59:41 Report Abuse

  • Institutes providing underwriting course in Bangalore. Posted By : Narayan Dash, on 09-09-2010 01:32:09 Report Abuse

  • i am looking for a job as an underwriter in insurance companies in Delhi India . How to apply for similar kind of jobs. Do i need to enroll in any specific course to get a job . As i am a graduate. Posted By : ANUSTUP GANGOPADHYAY, on 30-08-2010 10:36:46 Report Abuse

  • which colleges are good for underwriting courses in India and UK can any one help me with these. Posted By : Rahul Shirke, on 19-08-2010 21:29:30 Report Abuse

  • science last 5years i related with insurance sales, now i want to move from sales to underwriting. what should my first step? Posted By : vikas ranjan kumar, on 19-06-2010 11:36:24 Report Abuse

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