Social Security Representative Career

A social security representative works for the Social Security Administration (SSA) where they have to answer any queries of the beneficiaries related to social security, the various rules, benefits or policies. The SSA is in charge of 37 customer service centers throughout the nation and the social security service representatives either interact with the beneficiaries through email, chat or phone. Some of these representatives have on the field jobs where they provide their services to beneficiaries in a personal interaction.

How to become a social security representative:

In order to become a social security representative, you will need to finish high school and preferably have a bachelor’s degree or work experience in an area relevant to this profession. For example, you can use your work experience as a customer service executive, handling various administrative records and documents, performing duties related to applications and policies and so on.

Social security representative career courses, training, programs:

Although some people do get jobs only with a high school degree, you can do a bachelor’s degree in subjects like public administration, social security administration or a similar subject which gives you knowledge of the various responsibilities to be handled in this profession and polishes your organizational and communication skills

Social security representative career schools/colleges, education:

There are many schools and colleges which will give you knowledge and hone your leadership, interpersonal and management skills.

Top 4 colleges/universities:

Syracuse University (Maxwell)

University of Georgia

Indiana University–Bloomington

University of Kansas

Social security representative career job opportunities, salaries/pay and recruitment:

The job outlook is good, rising to 9% through 2018. The salary depends on the person’s work experience, qualifications and the post he works for and he can get anywhere from $39,000 to $65,000

Category: Security Careers

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