Fast Growing
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Steady Growth
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Occupation Description

Lawyers represent clients in criminal and civil court cases and other legal proceedings, draw up legal papers, or manage or counsel clients on legal transactions. They also can concentrate in a single area or may practice largely in many ranges of law.

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

581920

Job Openings By 2020

212000

Growth Rate

10.1%

Required Education

Doctoral or professional degree
Specific Programs:
Juris Doctorate

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