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Claims Adjuster, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators
What Claims Adjusters, Appraisers, Examiners, and Investigators Do
Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims. They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim, and if so, how much.


Work Environment
Most claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators work full time. They often work outside the office, inspecting properties on which insurance claims have been made, such as damaged buildings and automobiles.


How to Become a Claims Adjuster, Appraiser, Examiner, or Investigator
A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for a person to work as an entry-level claims adjuster, examiner, or investigator, although some positions may require a bachelor’s degree or insurance-related work experience. Auto damage appraisers typically have either a postsecondary nondegree award or previous work experience in identifying and estimating the cost of automotive repair.


Pay
The median annual wage for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators was $64,900 in May 2017.
The median annual wage for insurance appraisers, auto damage was $62,100 in May 2017.


Job Outlook
Employment of claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators is projected to show little or no change from 2018 to 2026. Technology is expected to automate some of the tasks currently performed by these workers.


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