Agent opportunities

Become an agent of change.

As an agent for New York Life, you'll be trained to build meaningful relationships with the people you serve. You'll help them make good decisions that will promote financial security for them and their loved ones for generations to come. And you'll experience all the rewards that come with making a real difference in people's lives. 

This is your chance to bring about a positive change-both in your life, and in the lives of others. We don't just offer insurance agent jobs, we offer meaningful careers with opportunities for advancement, flexibility, significant income potential, and being in a position to improve the lives of policyholders. 

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You'll find success at New York Life.

There's a reason why so many people choose a career here. Three, actually.


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A solid reputation

We have a 175-year history of helping people and were named one of America's 2019 "Great Places to work." 


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A partner in good

Join a diverse community committed to making a difference in people's lives. 

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Support you can count on

You'll receive a high level of training and support to help you succeed. 

Our benefits

Some of the good you’ll do.

  • Connect with clients and their families to understand their financial concerns. 
  • Help safeguard people's lives, livelihoods, and loved ones by offering the insurance and financial strategies that are right for them.
  • Make a positive impact in your community that could be felt for generations.
Agent careers- the good you will do.


We’re looking for decision makers.

When you choose a career with New York Life, you'll help improve lives and build communities. You'll also deepen your professional knowledge, receive quality training, and may be eligible for a retirement plan and a competitive benefits package.2

New agent

When you become an insurance agent at New York Life, you'll offer valuable life insurance, fixed annuities, long-term care insurance, and financial strategies for retirement planning. 

Some of your responsibilities will include creating business and marketing plans, prospecting for potential clients, and providing solutions using our suite of products and services.

Experienced agent

If you specialize in advanced markets, worksite marketing, or protecting families and individuals in your community, you should consider continuing your career at a company with a long-standing history of financial strength and integrity. 

We will support you with one of the most comprehensive and well­-respected training programs in the industry, as well as marketing and technology assistance.

Agent careers- experienced agent level.

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Sales manager/partner

We're looking for seasoned financial services or insurance professionals with strong leadership skills and a desire to help others succeed. As a partner, you'll be responsible for recruiting and developing a dedicated team of sales professionals. 

You'll receive comprehensive professional training and significant income potential. 

Management fast track

If you've either completed your MBA in the past 24 months or have previous management or business-owner experience, the Management Fast Track program may be your perfect career path. In this program, you'll have the opportunity to advance to management within 12 months. 

Agent careers- become a partner.

Ready to start your new career? 

Fill in the information below, and we'll have a New York Life recruiter in your area contact you. 

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Clients would hug me when I left, saying, ‘Thank you for your time.’

Hear Kathy Moritz, a managing partner in Greater Detroit, describe how her work impacts the live of her clients.

When you do good, people notice.

Our employees do great work—both in the office and the community. And they deserve a great workplace. It’s an award-winning combination.

"Fortune" magazine’s Fortune 500.

We rank #71 on the prestigious 2019 "Fortune 500" list. Once again, we retained our title as the largest mutual life insurance company in the U.S.

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Great places to work.

We are honored to be included in the list of "Great Places to Work for 2019."

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"Forbes" Best Large Employers.

We're honored to be included on the list of one of  "America’s Best Large Employers" for 2019. 

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New York Life is an Equal Opportunity Employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

1Based on findings from research conducted by Great Places to Work. For methodology, visit Learn more about our awards and recognition at

2Participation in these benefit plans and programs is subject to eligibility requirements. New York Life reserves the right to amend or terminate any benefit plans or programs, in whole or in part, at any time and for any reason.