Paralegals and Legal Assistants

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Occupation Description

Paralegals and legal assistants support lawyers by examining facts, preparing legal papers, or investigating legal precedent and conduct inquiry to support a legal proceeding, to convey a defense, or to begin legal actions.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

267030

Job Openings By 2020

83400

Growth Rate

18.3%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:
Associates of Applied Science Paralegal Studies
Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth