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What is 'Insurance (INSU)'?

With more insurance curriculum than any other institution in Nebraska, Metropolitan Community College offers numerous diplomas, certificates and degrees for those interested in careers in insurance. Programs in Insurance provide students an understanding of the tools and techniques used to manage risk relevant to individuals, businesses and organizations.

Is It For You?

Those interested in pursuing these career paths should have good interpersonal skills and an aptitude for working with numbers. Other personal characteristics include entrepreneurial abilities as almost one third of personal financial advisors are self-employed. Although rapid job growth is projected for this sector, keen competition is anticipated for those seeking highly paid positions.

Jobs and Salary Expectations

Entry-level jobs in this career field (such as practitioners, administrative support staff, financial planning specialists and para-financial planners) can be obtained with an associate degree.

Job titles for advanced positions in this sector include: controller, treasurer or finance officer, credit manager, cash manager, risk and insurance manager, manager of international banking, financial analysts and financial advisor. An education in these fields of study prepares students for jobs with financial firms, insurance establishments and government entities. Such organizations include banks, savings institutions, finance companies, credit unions, insurance carriers, securities dealers and financial planning organizations.  The median annual wage of financial managers was $103,910 in 2010. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $56,120, and the top 10 percent earned more than $166,400.  Financial managers work in many places, including banks and insurance companies. Most financial managers work full-time, and many work long hours. Note: Earnings of self-employed were not included in these median statistics.

Program Faculty

Program Descriptions


Please contact Business and Human Services office at 531-MCC-4003.

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