Insurance Adjuster


The best we can do is size up the chances, calculate the risks involved, estimate our ability to deal with them, and then make our plans with confidence.

Henry Ford
Insurance Adjuster

In A Nutshell

I work with clients who say they had their property damaged and decide how much money our company should give them to fix it.

I look at evidence to determine what happened leading up the accident and try to piece together the complete story.

I research customers’ accounts to figure out what they have insurance coverage for.


Potential Salary Range

$68,000 Annually

Which provinces would this job be in?

Alberta AB
British Columbia BC
British Columbia
Manitoba MB
New Brunswick NB
New Brunswick
Newfoundland & Labrador NL
Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia NS
Nova Scotia
Nunavut NU
Northwest Territories NWT
Northwest Territories
Ontario ON
Prince Edward Island PEI
Prince Edward Island
Quebec QC
Saskwatchewan SK
Yukon Territories YT
Yukon Territories

I’m lucky because my workplace changes very often. There are some days I’m in the office taking calls and working through numbers. Other days I visit farms and houses to look at damage and get details about a claim. Every day is different and new. 



Job Requirements & Duties

  • Work with customers to understand the damage they are claiming on their insurance
  • Go through evidence like pictures and witness explanations to understand the details of the situation
  • Write reports that explain very clear details of the story based on evidence
  • Research the cost of repairs for different situations
  • Go through customers' accounts and decide how much money they are owed
  • Talk to customers to explain the amount of money they’ll get from a claim and why 

Education & Training

  • A university degree in finance or another business-related field is required. 

Job Outlook

    The growth in demand for this job is somewhat lower than average. This means that there may be some competition for prospective employees in this field.   

Related School Subjects

69 Math
Social Studies
Career Education

What words come to mind when thinking about this career?

Money Insurance Repairs

Important Skills

Customer Service

When I’m working with customers, I act with compassion and make sure they know that I’m really listening and care about what they’re saying.

Money Management

In insurance, we are at the end of the day dealing with large amounts of money. It’s helpful to be someone that feels comfortable working with money and understands finances. 

Detail-Oriented icon


When a customer submits a claim, it’s my job to really work through the details of a situation to determine the complete truth of what happened so they are given the exact amount of money they deserve.

Written Communications

I have to take very detailed notes and write thorough reports so that our company has great records of each client. Being comfortable with these kinds of written communication is valuable.


The Best Things About This Job Are…

Pays Well
Helps Others
Flexible Work Environment
Problem Solving
Continuous Learning
Has Business Perks