If you’ve ever filled out an application for any sort of insurance, you’ve faced questions that the insurance company uses to determine the level of risk you pose, your premiums and the extent of coverage for which you are eligible. The person who reviews and evaluates your responses is an insurance underwriter. This job requires a thorough, decisive person with excellent analytical skills. If you have a background in finance and an eye for detail, you may want to consider insurance underwriting as a career. Read on as we explore this challenging profession in detail.