What Can I Do with a Major in Risk Management & Insurance?

Description of the Risk Management / Insurance (RMI) Function

If you enjoy both problem solving and have strong people skills, an RMI degree can create excellent opportunities for creative work, professional recognition, financial reward, and public service. Graduates in risk management and insurance find a variety of career opportunities open to them as risk analysts within the business community and government, as brokers/agents providing professional risk management counseling and market placement services for clients, as consultants and personal financial planners, and in the underwriting, marketing, claims adjusting, planning, governmental relations, and financial management activities of insurers.

Possible Job Titles of RMI Graduates

Jobs secured as reported by GSU Robinson Career Management Center post-graduate survey

Actuarial Assistant Compliance Officer Pension Administration Analyst
Actuarial Analyst Deal Structurer Product Analyst
Associate Underwriter Financial Analyst Risk Management Analyst
Connotative Derivative Analyst General Manager Sales Logistics Support Manager
Consultant Insurance Sales Representative Underwriter

Possible Employers of RMI Graduates

Employers as reported by GSU Robinson Career Management Center post-graduate survey

AIG ING Southern Company
Coventry Healthcare Jones Lang Lasalle State Farm
Munich American Reassurance Company Towers Perrin
Humana Mando American Cooperation Wellpoint, Inc.
Hewitt and AssociatesCPA Old Mutual
IBM Global Finance Purchasing Alliance Solutions

Skill Sets and Interests Commonly Associated with RMI

Leadership Organizing activities Directing activities and staff
Critical thinking Computer literacy Cross-cultural skills
Problem solving Planning activities Interpersonal skills
Numerical computation Flexibility Analyze and interpret data
Sound decision-making Team player
Oral & written communication Coordinating activities

GSU Student Contacts Associated with RMI

Robinson Career Management Center » Gamma Iota Sigma »
Robinson RMI Department » Personal Financial Planning Alumni Club »
GSU Actuarial Student Association » Institute of International Business Study Abroad Programs »

Additional Resources for RMI Majors

Career-Specific Resources

American Insurance Association » American Institute for CPCU and Insurance Institute of America »
American Risk and Insurance Association » Careers In Insurance »
Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers » Institute National Association of Insurance Women »
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents » Certified Financial Planner-Board of Standards »

Internship Resources

About.com » Georgia Governors Intern Program »
INROADS Inc. » StudentJobs.gov »
Internship Programs » Intern Abroad »
Wet Feet » Idealist »
Thurgood Marshall Fund »
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity »

General Job Listings Websites

JobWeb » Georgia Department of Labor »
U.S. Government Job Postings » NACE Employer/Student Network »

Career Outlook Research Resources

Bureau of Labor Statistics » GSU Alumni Salary Info »
Georgia Labor Market Explorer (Occupational Outlook) » Salary Information »