Career Description:

Construction claims consultants are basically customer care representative, entry clerks, data collectors and insurance professionals. They help customers with the processing of claims, usually pertaining to a building or installation, in the eventuality of an unfortunate or unforeseen event that forces customers to file a claim for loss which could be of income, health or property. The construction claims consultant is the first representative who begins the financial recovery process after an event.

 How to become a construction claims consultant:

The construction claims consultant must have some knowledge about the insurance industry. In many cases the consultant would require a license to operate in the state they intend to operate.

An associate or a bachelor’s degree is enough to start off in the job. Although the degree isn’t necessary, the best paying positions of construction claims consultants are, however, allotted to candidates having a degree in mathematics, accounting, business, finance or any other related discipline.

 Construction claims consultant career courses, training and programs:

 Career development programs for construction claims consultants are usually provided by the company of employment. The company sends its claims personnel for periodic training and appraisal programs where the participants learn the latest laws, provisions, amendments etc. regarding construction claims settlement.

 Construction claims consultant career schools/colleges, education:

An intending construction claims consultant can take up accounting or finance as high school electives where he can learn the relevant subjects

 Top 5 colleges/universities:

University of California, San Diego

University of Maryland

Stanford University

University of California, Berkeley

Michigan State University

 Construction claims consultant job opportunities, salaries/pay:

The demand for construction claims consultants, like all insurance personnel, is expected to grow exponentially over the next few years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the average annual salary of such personnel is around $54,540 and the same could grow by 12 per cent in the next few years.