Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: A insurance claims adjuster investigates insurance claims to ascertain the extent of liability that the insurance company has in the claim. They inspect homes, offices and automobiles, along with interviewing claimants and witnesses to determine how much money will be paid. Those geographers most interested in this work might include hazards and environmental geographers. An insurance adjuster must be knowledgeable about a large variety of hazards, such as fires, floods, earthquakes and car accidents. They also must know state specific laws and regulations and how they apply to insurance claims.
Geographers at work: Human and Physical Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Regional Geography, Hazards Geography, Environmental Management, Population Geography
Skills: Population growth; Density analysis; Hazard & risk analysis; Zone analysis; Knowledge of hazardous areas; Public education; Government regulations; Emergency management.
Occupation Group: Business and Financial
Learn more about Insurance Adjusters from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/business-and-financial/claims-adjusters-appraisers-examiners-and-investigators.htm
Written by Kaleigh Shuler