Industry Highlights

As of 2017, more than 19,000 paralegals have achieved the certification credential in the United States. We commend you on your goal of joining this group.

Entry level education: Associate's Degree

There is increased competition for paralegal positions. Applicants with experience, formal paralegal training, strong computer and database management skills will have the most success in landing a position. Paralegals and legal assistants are found in all types of organizations, but most work for law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies.

Job Stats
Job growth rate: 8% (As fast as average) 
New jobs from 2014-2024:  21,200
Median pay: $49,500 per year
Source: September 2017

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