Once a male-only world, the bail bond industry is quickly becoming a place where more and more women work and thrive. All over the country, women bail bond agents are shattering the stereotypes that bail bond agents have to be big, burly, intimidating men.
And why not? Women hold many of the characteristics that make a good bail bond agent. It used to be that being a bond agent wasn’t thought of as a “woman’s” job because women are thought of as the caretakers of the children and the 24/7 availability was considered troublesome. But it’s the fact that women often are the caretakers that makes them perfect for the bail bond industry. Women can be tough, strong, and persistent one minute and understanding, thoughtful the next. They can have determination, be organized, and treat people with dignity and respect.
What does a bail bond agent do?
Most people probably know that bail bond agents get people out of jail after they’ve been arrested but unless being arrested is something they’ve experienced themselves, they probably know little more than that. Bail bond agents have a variety of duties.
It’s never a dull moment when you’re a bail bond agent. One day could be spent in the office answering a phone that’s ringing off the hook and could spend the next helping clients at the local jail or courthouse. Some days will be spent reminding clients of impending court appearances, while on others they’ll be busy trying to track down a client who skipped town. Because people aren’t only arrested between the hours of 9:00 and 5:00, a bond agent’s hours are varied which can make it easier to work as few or as many hours as they want.
You have to 18-years-old to become a bail bond agent and also must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. To begin, you must go through training and pass a licensing exam. After passing the exam, you can apply for your state license to become a bail bond agent and join a bail bond company and start your rewarding career in the industry.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, if you’re willing to put in the time and do the work, a job as a bail bond agent can be a lucrative career choice. In a downturned economy, the job market suffers. People get laid off and jobs become scarce but not in the bail bond industry. People commit crimes in a good economy or bad so a job in the bail bond industry can be a steady gig.
By being a bail bond agent, you’re helping people. It’s one of the most rewarding aspects of the job. People make mistakes and sometimes, they just need a little help to get back on track.
Becoming a bail bond agent won’t be easy. Even though women are joining this thriving industry, it’s still a predominantly male workforce. To be successful, you’ll have to prove you’re meant to be there and that you can do the job as well, if not better, than they can. And you can!1st Knight Bail Bonds is a full-service bail bond agency serving Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco Counties. We accept all kinds of bonds so if you’re in need of a bail bond agent that can get you out of jail fast, call 1st Knight Bail Bonds at (727)538-7727. We’re available 24/7 so we always answer!