Illustration of people in boat on a wave pulling back "curtain" Even as newcomers learn what it takes to succeed today, they understand that the industry will look much different at the end of their careers than at the beginning.

Bukola Ishola’s father immigrated to the United States from Nigeria in search of a better life. He later learned firsthand that the high cost of health care in the U.S. can make the American Dream much harder to achieve.

“What drew me to insurance at a young age was the fact that my dad had an employer who did not provide a comprehensive benefits plan when I was born,” Ishola says. “That ended up being really costly.”

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