Insurance agents and financial advisors mayfeel crushing pressure from changes in compensation models andinsurance companies' strategy.

Especially in the individual health insurance market, agentshave been having a hard time persuading insurers to offer salescommissions, or even to pay the commissions already earned.

In spite of all that turmoil, from the perspective of a companythat runs a job notice board for the insuranceindustry, the overall state of the U.S. insurance industry job market looksterrific.

Telephone survey of 72 insurance companies
, the Orlando, Florida-based jobs boardcompany, recently conducted a telephone survey of 72 companies thatare active in the insurance industry. Those insurers, distributorsand plan administrators employ about 360,000 people, orabout 10 percent of all U.S. workers.

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Allison Bell

Allison Bell, a senior reporter at ThinkAdvisor and BenefitsPRO, previously was an associate editor at National Underwriter Life & Health. She has a bachelor's degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis and a master's degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She can be reached through X at @Think_Allison.