Car Insurance Adjuster Schools: How to Choose

Dec 05, 2019

Those interested in becoming car insurance adjusters can study claims adjustment and risk management at the undergraduate level. Although these programs aren't specific to the automobile industry, they teach individuals to investigate claims, calculate payments and negotiate settlements between car owners and their insurance companies.

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All that's necessary to enter the insurance adjustment industry is a background in areas such as accounting, law or business. However, completing a degree program in insurance or risk management may improve a candidate's job prospects and allow him or her to advance in the field more quickly.

Top Schools with Insurance Programs

These schools all offer insurance degree programs.

College/University Location Institution Type Degrees Offered Tuition and Fees
University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 4 year, Private Bachelor's $55,584
University of Georgia Athens, GA 4 year, Public Bachelor's $11,830 in-state, $30,404 out-of-state
St. Joseph's University Philadelphia, PA 4 year, Private Bachelor's $44,974
University of Wisconsin--Madison Madison, WI 4 year, Public Bachelor's, Master's Undergrad: 10,555 in-state, $36,805 out-of-state
Grad: $12,010 in-state, $25,336 out-of-state
Temple University Philadelphia, PA 4 year, Public Bachelor's, Master's Undergrad: $16,970 in-state, $29,066 out-of-state
Grad: $17,378 in-state, $23,588 out-of-state
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA 4 year, Public Bachelor's, Master's, Doctoral Undergrad: $9,112 in-state, $23,971 out-of-state
Grad: $9,148 in-state, $24,646 out-of-state
Florida State University Tallahassee, FL 4 year, Public Bachelor's $5,656 in-state, $18,786 out-of-state
University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign Champaign, IL 4 year, Public Master's $18,126 in-state, $31,279 out-of-state
University of Texas--Austin Austin, TX 4 year, Public Bachelor's $10,610 in-state, $37,580 out-of-state

*Source: NCES College Navigator.

School Selection Criteria

Relevant programs for car insurance adjustors can be found at 4-year schools. Keep in mind the following when choosing a program:

  • Seek programs that thoroughly cover all areas of the insurance and risk management industry, perhaps even programs that offer courses taught by working insurance adjustment professionals.
  • Look for schools with strong internship programs that can help students gain working experience and make valuable contacts within the industry before graduation.
  • Certification by an accredited insurance organization is a requirement to work as an adjuster in most states, so aspiring insurance adjusters can look for a program with classes that prepare them for their certification examinations.
  • Students may also choose a school based on their own time availability and schedule flexibility. Some programs allow students to continue working at their day jobs as they earn a bachelor's degree in insurance and risk management. Others are offered partially or completely online.

Bachelor's Degree in Insurance and Risk Management

Students in a 4-year bachelor's degree program in this area can expect to complete an internship or comprehensive research project as part of their curriculum. Business classes intersperse lessons that focus on more specific areas of interest, such as insurance enterprise operations, commercial risk management, claims adjusting and the ethical implications of risk management. Graduates commonly receive either a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Business Administration. Coursework includes car insurance adjusting, marketing, life insurance, and health insurance.

Car insurance adjusters may benefit from holding a bachelor's degree in insurance. Some schools offer higher level programs in insurance and risk management, as well, but higher education is not necessary for car insurance adjusters.

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