Paralegal Career Options

Paralegals and legal assistants are found in all types of organizations, but most work for law firms, corporate legal departments, or government agencies. They usually work full time, and overtime is sometimes needed to meet important deadlines. Those who earn a degree in the program may be prepared for careers as paralegals, legal assistants, trust coordinator title searchers, settlement clerks, and litigation specialists.

According to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov), employment of paralegals is expected to grow by 18 by 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. Experienced, formally trained paralegals should have the best job prospects.

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