Being an Insurance Adjuster can be a very rewarding career. However, the challenge is getting an Insurance adjusting job. Typically Insurance Companies and Independent Adjusting Firms want adjusters to have 2-4 years work experience before being hired or deployed. It’s a catch 22 – can’t get a job – can’t get the experience.
Fortunately, there is one way for a new adjuster to begin a new career right away!
(VAS) Veteran Adjusting School is the only insurance adjusting training center with a 100% graduation rate and over 95% job placement rate. VAS has 18 insurance partners that are so confident in the VAS adjuster training program that they hire VAS students right out of school. A VAS certified graduate carries weight in the insurance adjusting world and is your first step to an insurance adjusting job.
The VAS program includes:
- 30 Adjuster Subjects Taught
- 30 Real World Claims
- Xactimate Level 2 Training
- Hands-on Adjuster Training
- Laptop & Tools
- And More!
The VAS 6-week course teaches you the intricate details and layers of the Xactimate software that is used in the industry and will have you ready to perform quality claim inspections right out of school. The mentorship program also extends after graduation to help the graduate navigate their initial claims or any unforeseen hurdles they might experience in the field.
The storm simulations also give the student a hands-on experience with situations that they might come across in their future adjusting career. These situations help the student gain unique insight from experienced mentors and teachers that are able to give an insider’s perspective into the process.
When a big storm or catastrophic event hits, insurance agencies send out CAT adjusters to the affected region to assess how much compensation their customers are entitled to under their policy. The adjusters will be deployed to the storm events for weeks to months at a time.
VAS trains its students for several types of adjusting but focuses on catastrophe or CAT adjusting. This is because CAT adjusting is the most rewarding. Some of the advantages of becoming a catastrophe insurance adjuster are:
- High Pay – This career has a high earning potential as catastrophe adjusters average $70k – $100k in 6-9 months during the storm season.
- Vacation – There is generally 3-6 months of vacation time in-between the storm season.
- Helping People – CAT adjusters also get to help people that are in desperate need of assistance.
- Self-Employment – Majority of CAT adjusters are self-employed and independently contracted by agencies to perform their inspections.
Catastrophe adjusting has its benefits, but it is not for everyone. The road to learning the industry is not an easy one. In order to be successful, a CAT adjuster must be organized, self-motivated, dedicated and hard-working. They owe it to the policyholders and the agencies that they represent to perform quality inspections in a timely manner. Do you have what it takes?