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Insurance sales agents
Description: Insurance agents sell insurance policies to people and businesses. Insurance policies protect the people and companies who buy them against different kinds of losses. Common policies include health, life, and car insurance. Insurance agents and brokers help people choose the policies that best meet their needs. Agents work for a single insurance company. Insurance brokers are independent and sell insurance for several different companies. Agents and brokers often must schedule meetings in the evenings or on weekends.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-09 Edition at http://www.bls.gov/OCO/
Salary: $28,001 to $50,000 per year


There are 15 math topics Insurance sales agents need to know.
Basic Math / Algebra
Ratio and Proportion
Customary Measurement
Statistical Graphing
Negative Numbers
Basic Problem Solving
First-Year Algebra
Using Formulas
Basic Terminology
Other Topics
Basic Calculator Use
Computer Use
Group Problem Solving
Mental Math
Inductive/Deductive Reasoning