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A paralegal works as an assistant to practitioners of law. A paralegal degree assists individuals by educating them in the various functions of a paralegal, as well as the law itself. Paralegals are tasked with researching cases, filing information, summarizing studies, and constructing notes. A paralegal cannot perform certain functions, such as set rates or consult clients, sign forms or appear in court, but they are necessary for the analyses and review of material. Many paralegals will specialize in a particular area of expertise, further differentiating them from lawyers who are required to have a much broader understanding of the law and its various components.  Paralegals may research case law for legal precedents that may be relevant to the case, obtain sworn statements from associated parties in the case, drafting legal documents, along with being tasked to keep information organized for the attorney-of-record.

Career Summary

MEDIAN SALARY

$53,180

PERCENT ABOVE NATIONAL
INCOME AVERAGE

30.31%

TOTAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

277,310

Degree Median Salary vs Adjacent Degree Types

Source: BLS, US Census, and IPEDS

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University of Richmond is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in University of Richmond, VA, which is a predominantly urban area. Enrollment at University of Richmond exceeds four thousand yearly.

Areas of study available at University of Richmond include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Education
  • Social Sciences
  • English Language And Literature

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1770 - 2080 for the SAT exam and between 28 - 31 on the ACT is common among students accepted to University of Richmond. Approximately 30 percent of all students that applied were accepted at this school, with 25 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $47,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may check the school's tuition calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus at an estimated cost of $4,600 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements by way of grants or student loans.

University of Richmond offers a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students can visit the school's http://www.richmond.edu to see additional information.

Acceptance Rate

28.33

Student to Faculty Ratio

8:1

Tulane University of Louisiana, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, it offers an urban setting for students to study in. Tulane University of Louisiana has a yearly student enrollment of around twelve thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Public Administration And Social Services

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Most common scores among applicants admitted to this school are within the range of 29 - 32 for the ACT exam, or 1880 - 2130 for the SAT exam. Only 25 percent of applicants are admitted to the school due to the high volume of applicants for the limited enrollment spots. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $48,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Student housing is available for students, which costs around $6,700 for the year. This school may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of grants and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Tulane University of Louisiana through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)

Students can take a look at the school's http://www.tulane.edu to see additional information.

Acceptance Rate

12.87

Student to Faculty Ratio

8:1

Bentley College is a nonprofit private college that has a large number of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Waltham, MA, in a predominantly urban area. Enrollment at Bentley College is nearly five thousand annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Very common scores among students admitted to Bentley College are between 25 to 29 for the ACT exam, or 1640 to 1935 on the SAT exam. 43% of those who apply are accepted to this school, of which 31% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at undergraduate.bentley.edu.

The cost of tuition is close to $42,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to get a better idea of their costs. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $8,300 per year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of grants or student loans.

The Bentley College "Falcons" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division II)

For a complete list of areas of study, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.bentley.edu.

Acceptance Rate

46.72

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

George Washington University (GW) is located in the heart of Washington, D.C., a short distance from the White House. Students and faculty of GW have the opportunity to work on projects alongside leaders of politics, science, law and many other disciplines. Students also have the opportunity to intern on Capitol Hill, or attend national events and listen to world leaders speak. The commencement ceremonies for graduates are held on the National Mall.

The three major campuses of GW University are the Foggy Bottom Campus and Mount Vernon Campus in D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Virginia. All the campuses offer excellent facilities, including a library system that houses more than two million volumes, and opportunities to attend professional sports events, headline entertainment, top art exhibits, and more. Off campus and distance learning is also available through online courses.

The GW alumni are internationally recognized, and include former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Arnold "Red" Auerbach, former coach of the Boston Celtics, actors Alec Baldwin and Kerry Washington, and more than 50 Fulbright scholars, among others.

GW University offers hundreds of options for academic majors and minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Students can choose their major and minor from among the following academic interest areas:

  • Business & Management
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Health, Medicine & Nursing
  • History & Government
  • International Studies
  • Literature & Language
  • Media, Journalism & Communication
  • Professional Studies
  • Religion & Philosophy
  • Science & Mathematics
  • Security and Public Safety
  • Social & Human Behavior
  • Visual & Performing Arts

History

The George Washington University was founded in 1821 as "Columbian College" through an Act of Congress. It was established in response to George Washington's vision of an institution in the nation's capital that would educate and prepare its future leaders. Washington died before his vision was realized, but President James Monroe and others were committed to carrying out the venture. The university opened with three faculty members and 30 students enrolled.

Now the largest university in the District of Columbia, GW is comprised of three campuses: Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses in D.C., and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. GW also has several graduate education centers in the D.C. area.

Academics

The academic calendar for the George Washington University follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, and multiple shorter summer "sessions."

Colleges and Schools

  • Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
  • School of Medicine & Health Sciences
  • Law School
  • School of Engineering & Applied Science
  • Graduate School of Education & Human Development
  • School of Business
  • Elliott School of International Affairs
  • School of Public Health & Health Services
  • College of Professional Studies
  • School of Nursing

Student Life

There are more than 300 student clubs, groups and organizations for GW University students to get involved in. Student engagement at GW is high, and when students aren't participating in some of the many community service or leadership events or hands-on learning labs or partnerships available through local organizations, there is plenty to do to engage students with a wide range of interests and backgrounds. GW offers a world-class library, state-of-the-art facilities, and a full range of sports, arts and entertainment.

The Washington, D.C., region offers many cultural and outdoor activities as well. The campuses are all well situated in interesting neighborhoods, with easy access to all the metro area has to offer.

Traditions

There are many rich traditions at the GW University, many of them tied to the school's namesake, President George Washington.

The school colors are Blue and Buff (pale gold), and the GW fight song makes reference to these colors:

Hail to the Buff,
Hail to the Blue,
Hail to the Buff and Blue!
All our lives we'll be proud to say,
We hail from GW! (Go Big Blue!)
Oh, by George, we're happy we can say,
We're GW, here to show the way, so
Raise high the Buff!
Raise high the Blue!
Loyal to GW
You bet we're
Loyal to GW!
Fight!

Athletics

The George Washington University "Colonials" athletic teams compete in 22 intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Polo 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Squash
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Satellite Campuses

The GW University has three major campuses: the Foggy Bottom Campus in the "Foggy Bottom neighborhood in the heart of Washington, D.C.; the Mount Vernon Campus in the wooded "Foxhall" neighborhood on the former site of Mount Vernon College; and the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus in Ashburn, Virginia - an area known for its focus on technology research.  Each campus has a distinct ambiance with integrated services and amenities.

In addition to its three major campuses, GW has education facilities throughout the region of Washington, D.C., that serve as centers for graduate professional studies programs.

Community Life

Students at all three main GW campuses enjoy great neighborhoods. The Foggy Bottom Campus is located in 18 city blocks of the "Foggy Bottom" neighborhood, known for its low-rise brick and brownstone buildings and streets lined with trees.

Students on the Mount Vernon Campus will enjoy a quieter setting on 23 acres within a wooded residential area.

Students at GW are very likely to be involved in community activities and service, contributing to hundreds of organizations from non-profits to politics. Students in the GW athletics department are active volunteers of community organizations, including motivational presentations to local high school groups, clean-up activities at local parks and facilities, assisting local youth sports, and more.

Acceptance Rate

40.84

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

Providence College is a nonprofit private institution located in Providence, RI and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. PC has an annual student enrollment of about five thousand. Areas of study available at Providence College include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • English Language And Literature
  • Social Sciences
To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Students may take either the SAT or ACT scores to be considered for admissions to Providence College. A score within the range of 1590 to 1900 on the SAT, or 23 to 27 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. This school accepts approximately 60 percent of applicants. Of those applicants accepted, nearly 16 percent of students enrolled. More information on admissions can be found here. The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $45,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Housing is available for students and costs around $7,700 per year. Students attending Providence College may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans. The mascot for Providence College is the "Friars", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AAA)
Students who would like to get more about Providence College can visit their website at http://www.providence.edu.

Acceptance Rate

47.46

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

Marist College, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Poughkeepsie, New York, the school offers a suburban setting for students to study in. Marist College has an annual student enrollment of about six thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Services

Students applying for admission are most often asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by admissions staff. This school has an admissions rate of around 34 percent of which only 31 percent chose to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $32,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. The cost of on-campus housing is estimated to be $8,600 annually. Marist College may offer financial aid for students that are eligible as grants and loans.

The Marist College "Red Foxes" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Students should visit the Marist College website to obtain a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.

Acceptance Rate

49.23

Student to Faculty Ratio

16:1

About
The University of San Diego, located in San Diego, California, was established in 1952 as the San Diego College for Women. The current university was established in 1972 through the merger of the San Diego College for Women and the San Diego College for Men and School of Law. These two institutions had shared facilities and campus, but the resulting merger allowed for university status and growth for the school. Since the merger, the school has seen the addition of facilities and significant increase in enrollment. The University of San Diego is  private institution founded upon Catholic principles with financial assistance from the church and private donors. The school is nationally ranked, and provides a quality education and services in order for its students to achieve their goals.

Academics
The University of San Diego offers a large number of majors in order for enrolled students to choose the educational path that will best assist the fulfillment of future plans. Bachelor degree programs typically takes four years to complete and requires the student to take courses for their major and nationally required general education classes. Students may also choose to pursue a minor degree. Minor degrees allow students to obtain extra education in a second area of study, though not quite as intensively as a major, either for personal interest or to augment one's major. Graduate programs have separate requirements for admission, including having earned the necessary prerequisite degree and the necessary GRE or LSAT scores, to be considered for admissions.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at the University of San Diego must submit an application for enrollment along with transcripts, test scores, recommendations and the admissions essay. The information provided by these documents will be reviewed and a decision rendered regarding entry into a bachelor degree program. Applicants must have completed a high school core curriculum or equivalent to be considered for admission.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards. Students may be randomly selected to provide additional information to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA prior to the disbursement of funds. Financial aid must be applied for prior to the start of each academic year due to changing financial circumstances of the student and his or her family from year to year.

Athletics
The University of San Diego Toreros participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) through the Great Western Conference. Students participating in intercollegiate athletics will be able to develop useful skills, such as leadership, teamwork and discipline that may be applied to one's personal, professional and academic life. Additionally, the successes and failures associated with the struggle to achieve team goals allows for the development of camaraderie among players. Students may contact the athletic department to obtain tryout dates, times and forms.

Athletic programs at USD:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Rowing
  • Softball
  • Spirit Team
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Acceptance Rate

48.69

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

University of La Verne, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in La Verne, California, it resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. Nearly 8,000 students enroll at University of La Verne annually.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Family And Consumer Sciences

To be considered for admissions, students may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to University of La Verne. A score in a range of 1330 to 1640 on the SAT, or 18 to 23 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. This school accepts around 60% of students applying. Of those students admitted, nearly 30% enrolled. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $34,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's tuition calculator to get a better idea of their costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is estimated to be $5,700. Students enrolled at this school may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

This school has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

Students may visit the website to get a complete list of areas of study, student services, and more.

Acceptance Rate

54.82

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

Rockhurst University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the school resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Enrollment at Rockhurst exceeds two thousand yearly.

Areas of study available at Rockhurst University include but are not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by admissions officials. Most students admitted to Rockhurst earn an SAT score in a range of 930 to 1200, or an ACT score between 22 to 27. Rockhurst has an admissions rate of around 76% of which only 20% chose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at rockhurst.edu.

Tuition is approximately $31,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $5,300 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements.

The mascot for Rockhurst University is the "Hawks", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)

Contact information, admission forms, areas of study offered, and more may be viewed on school's website at http://www.rockhurst.edu.

Acceptance Rate

63.67

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

Plaza College operates as a 4-year career school dedicated to providing a sound education for students located in and around Jackson Heights. Over 810 students have received a degree in the last few years according to annual released graduation information with a graduation rate of around 67%. Plaza College offers several programs to choose from. The more popular programs are shown below:

  • Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Business Administration
  • Bookkeeping
  • Healthcare Administration

To support students and graduates, Plaza College may provide student services including:

  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

The last reported accreditation for Plaza College was done by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. To read more and get consumer disclosures, you can visit plazacollege.edu.

Acceptance Rate

29.94

Student to Faculty Ratio

28:1

Loyola University Chicago, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Chicago, IL, the school offers an urban setting for students to study in. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Enrollment at Loyola University Chicago exceeds sixteen thousand per year.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Psychology

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school transcripts, which are then studied by the admissions office. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1610 to 1950 on the SAT and in a range of 25 to 29 on the ACT is common among students accepted to this school. Roughly 50 percent of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 20 percent of those accepted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is nearly $37,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's tuition calculator to get a better idea of their cost of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is about $8,300 annually. Loyola University Chicago may provide financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Loyola University Chicago through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Sports available may include but not limited to:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Contact information, admission forms, areas of study, and more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.luc.edu.

Acceptance Rate

67.22

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

Hampton University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Hampton, VA. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were established after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Around five thousand students enroll at Hampton University yearly.

Areas of study offered at HU include but are not limited to:

  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Communications And Journalism
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then studied by admissions officials. Students may submit either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to HU. A score in a range of 1043 to 1076 on the SAT, or 21 to 26 for the ACT is common among accepted students. 37% of students that apply are accepted to this school, of which 24% choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at hamptonu.edu.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $21,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. The price of on-campus housing is estimated to be $4,800 for the year. Hampton University may offer financial aid for students who are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Hampton University "Pirates" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-A)

Contact information, tuition information, areas of study offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.hamptonu.edu.

Acceptance Rate

36

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

Lewis University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Romeoville, Illinois, it resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Approximately 6,100 students are enrolled annually at Lewis University.

Students may select from several areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Security And Protective Services
  • Education
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Most common scores among students accepted to this school are within the range of 20 to 25 on the ACT, or 1330 to 1650 for the SAT exam. This school has an admissions rate of 62 percent of which only 25 percent decided to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $27,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's tuition calculator to understand their costs. The price of on-campus housing is around $6,400 annually. Students at Lewis University may qualify for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Lewis University "Flyers" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)

Students can take a look at the school's http://www.lewisu.edu to view additional information.

Acceptance Rate

63.9

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

Hamline University, a nonprofit private institution, offers a variety of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Saint Paul, MN, it offers an urban setting for students to study in. The school maintains a United Methodist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Enrollment at Hamline University is nearly five thousand per year.

Students can select from many areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit test scores or other school records, which are then studied by the admissions committee. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores between 1430 - 1830 for the SAT exam and in a range of 21 - 27 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to Hamline University. Hamline University accepts roughly 70 percent of students applying. Of those students accepted, nearly 24 percent registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $35,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. The price of on-campus housing is around $4,700 per year. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Hamline University is the "Pipers", and they participate in intercollegiate sports through oversight by the NCAA. Sports available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the website to obtain a complete list of areas of study, admissions information, and more.

Acceptance Rate

67.73

Student to Faculty Ratio

12:1

Meredith College is a nonprofit private university that has a fair number of programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Raleigh, North Carolina, in a predominantly urban area. Around 2,100 students enroll at Meredith per year. Areas of study offered at Meredith include:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Family And Consumer Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. A SAT or ACT exam is required prior to applying, with scores between 910 to 1123 on the SAT and within the range of 18 to 24 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to Meredith. Roughly 60 percent of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 41 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at meredith.edu. Tuition is approximately $31,000 annually, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students may visit the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Housing is available for students, which costs around $4,400 for the year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of grants and loans. The Meredith College "Angels" have a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through participation in the NCAA. For a complete list of areas of study, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at www.meredith.edu today or simply request information here.

Acceptance Rate

64.72

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

Marian University is a nonprofit private school that has many majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Indianapolis, IN, in a predominantly urban area. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Approximately two thousand students enroll at Marian per year. Here is a list of some of the popular programs Marian offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Most common test scores among students accepted to this school are in the range of 19 - 25 on the ACT, or 1290 - 1610 on the SAT. Marian has an acceptance rate of 54 percent of which only 26 percent chose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found here. The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $29,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's net price calculator to understand their cost of attendance. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is approximately $4,800. Marian may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify by way of grants and loans. Athletic programs are available at Marian University through the NAIA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs offered include:
  • Baseball (NAIA Division II)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Football (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)

Acceptance Rate

61.54

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

University of Evansville is a nonprofit private institution located in Evansville, IN and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The school maintains a United Methodist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. UE has an annual student enrollment of over 2,900.

Students may pick from many areas of study, including:

  • Recreation And Fitness Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering

The admissions process will include the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Very common test scores among applicants accepted to UE are within the range of 23 - 28 for the ACT exam, or 1530 - 1850 for the SAT exam. 83% of those who apply are admitted to this school, of which 21 percent choose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at evansville.edu.

The cost of tuition is nearly $32,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their personalized cost estimate of attendance. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs around $5,400 annually. Students enrolled at this school may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for University of Evansville is the "Purple Aces", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Athletic programs available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students who would like to get more about UE may check out their website at http://www.evansville.edu/.

Acceptance Rate

70.67

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

Daemen College is a nonprofit private institution that has many majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Amherst, NY, in a predominantly suburban area. Daemen College has an annual student enrollment of approximately 3,000.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. 60% of those who apply are accepted to Daemen College, of which 31% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at daemen.edu.

The cost of tuition is around $25,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better estimate their personal tuition costs. The price of on-campus housing is approximately $8,500 annually. Students at Daemen College may be eligible for aid which is generally grants and loans.

The mascot for Daemen College is the "Wildcats", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Basketball (NAIA Division II)
  • Golf (NAIA Division II)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division II)

Students can visit the website to get a complete list of academic programs offered, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.

Acceptance Rate

61.56

Student to Faculty Ratio

12:1

Saint Francis University, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Loretto, PA, the school resides in a rural setting for students to study in. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's mission. About 2,400 students enroll at Saint Francis University yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Saint Francis University offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • English Language And Literature

Students applying for admission are asked to submit an application, school records, standardized test scores and any requested letters of recommendations, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 910 - 1140 on the SAT and in a range of 20 - 26 for the ACT exam is common among students accepted to this school. This school has an acceptance rate of 77% of which only 33% chose to enroll.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $31,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attending this school. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs approximately $5,300 per year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible as grants and loans.

Saint Francis University has several athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study offered, and more may be accessed on school's website at http://www.francis.edu.

Acceptance Rate

74.54

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Galloway, New Jersey, which is a predominantly rural area. Approximately seven thousand students are enrolled per year at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

Students can pick from many areas of study, including:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, student records, and test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. Most common test scores among applicants admitted to Stockton State are between 19 - 23 on the ACT, or 1430 - 1730 on the SAT exam. 65% of students that apply are accepted to The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, of which 30 percent choose to enroll. More information on admissions can be found here.

Tuition & fees at this school are different for in-state and nonresidents. In-state tuition costs around $13,000 per year, while out-of-state tuition costing $20,000 annually. On-campus housing is available for students and costs around $8,000 for the year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements by way of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division III)

Students may take a look at the school's http://www.stockton.edu to see additional information.

Acceptance Rate

76.32

Student to Faculty Ratio

17:1

MC is a nonprofit private institution located in Clinton, MS and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The school maintains a Southern Baptist affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Approximately five thousand students are enrolled yearly at MC.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Recreation And Fitness Studies

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. The majority of students accepted to Mississippi College achieve an SAT score within the range of 970 to 1220, or an ACT score within the range of 21 to 27. MC has an acceptance rate of 44 percent of which only 63 percent chose to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found at mc.edu.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $15,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The MC Choctaws participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, within the NCAA. Athletic programs that are available may include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)

For a complete list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, admissions information, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.mc.edu.

Acceptance Rate

42.04

Student to Faculty Ratio

15:1

College of Our Lady of the Elms provides a variety of degree programs for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts and operated as a private institution. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Elms College has a yearly student enrollment of nearly a thousand. Students can select from a few areas of study, including:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Public Administration And Social Services
  • History
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, transcripts, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions committee. Most common standardized test scores among students accepted to this school are within the range of 17 to 24 on the ACT, or 1230 to 1570 on the SAT exam. Elms College has an acceptance rate of around 83 percent of which only 39 percent decided to attend. More information regarding admissions can be found at elms.edu. Tuition is approximately $31,000 for the year, though it may change based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Elms College may offer financial aid for students who are eligible by way of scholarships, grants, and loans. Athletic programs are available at College of Our Lady of the Elms through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available include:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
Students who would like to view more about Elms College can check out their website at www.elms.edu.

Acceptance Rate

75.09

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

International Business College - Indianapolis is a two year private school dedicated to offering a practical education for students in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. Students may choose from several areas of study, including:

  • Health and Clinical Professions
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Business and Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions and Studies

Over the previous several years International Business College - Indianapolis awarded degrees to over 650 students with a graduation rate of around 69%. More than ten different programs are offered at International Business College location in Indianapolis, and it awards degrees up to an Associates degree. Here are the more popular programs offered:

  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Graphic Design
  • Medical Assistant
  • Hotel and Hospitality Management

To help support students, International Business College - Indianapolis may offer services like:

  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance

International Business College - Indianapolis has been accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools since 1988. To see more and get consumer disclosures, you can visit ibcindianapolis.edu.

Acceptance Rate

79.33

Student to Faculty Ratio

19:1

Avila University is a nonprofit private institution that has a large selection of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Kansas City, MO, in a predominantly urban area. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Enrollment at Avila University is nearly 1,900 annually.

Areas of study available at Avila University include:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Services

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, school records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to be able to apply to Avila University. Scores within the range of 20 to 25 on the ACT or 840 to 1120 on the SAT are recommended to increase the chance of acceptance. This school has an admissions rate of around 53 percent of which only 22 percent chose to attend. More information on admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is approximately $25,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their costs. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $3,600 annually. This school may provide financial aid for students that are eligible as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Avila University is the "Eagles", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through the oversight and organization of the NAIA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Football (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division I)

Students who would like to view more about this school can take a look at their website at http://www.avila.edu.

Acceptance Rate

41.12

Student to Faculty Ratio

12:1

Webster, a nonprofit private institution, offers an assortment of program options, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Saint Louis, MO, the campus resides in a suburban setting for students to study in. Approximately 19,000 students are enrolled yearly at Webster.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Webster University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Security And Protective Services

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to fill out an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. Most students accepted to Webster achieve an SAT score in a range of 1579 to 1878, or an ACT score within the range of 21 to 27. Roughly 70% of all students that applied were accepted at this school, with 39% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is close to $25,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's tuition calculator to better understand their cost of attending Webster. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $5,900. Some students at Webster University may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

This school has a variety of athletic programs overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs available may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)

Students who wish to view more about Webster may take a look at their website at http://www.webster.edu.

Acceptance Rate

56.88

Student to Faculty Ratio

12:1

Educational Requirements for Paralegals

Degrees for paralegal studies begin at the associate level, with bachelors and masters degree programs available to interested students. Individuals wishing to pursue an education as a paralegal may do so through their local community college, taking on a two year curriculum that provides the basic skills necessary for employment in a law firm and the ability to perform one's duties without issue. Higher levels of education are primarily for specialization or in depth legal expertise.

A curriculum in paralegal studies may include:

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Introduction to Law
  • Litigation
  • Contract Law
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility

How to Become a Paralegal

In order to become a paralegal, you will need to meet a set of minimum standards and employment qualifications. NALA has established a set of (7) standards for paralegals that include:

  1. Graduation from an ABA approved program
  2. Successful completion of the Certified Paralegal examination
  3. A baccalaureate degree in any field with at least six months training as a paralegal
  4. Graduation from an accredited paralegal program with at least 60 hours of classroom credit hours
  5. Paralegal course completion plus at least six months of in-house training as a paralegal
  6. At least three years of job experience under the direct supervision of an attorney with a minimum of six months training as a paralegal
  7. A minimum of two years training as a paralegal

Top Skills of a Paralegal

A recent survey performed by the U.S. Department of Labor of paralegal professionals revealed the top skills required for the profession. The top five skills listed in the survey include the following items:

  1. Communication the ability to understand both written and oral communication from associates and clients.
  2. Legal Knowledge the breadth and depth of legal information including legal documents, legal codes, precedents, court procedures, agency rules, government regulations, and the like.
  3. Clerical Duties knowledge of clerical processes such as word processing, transcription, office procedures, managing files, and legal terminology.
  4. Computers ability to input and store critical information about cases and legal proceedings.
  5. Customer Service keen sense of customer needs and ability to meet & exceed these needs in order to achieve a firms overarching goals.

Do You Need a Degree to Become a Paralegal?

The short answer is that you do not need to have a college degree to become a paralegal. At minimum, you will need to earn a certificate in paralegal studies from an accredited college or university. While the majority of paralegal programs are degree programs, you may elect to earn a paralegal studies certificate as well. The paralegal certificate program is a 18-24 credit hour program indented to provide students with the essentials to step into an entry-level paralegal position with little to no general education college courses. Classes for the paralegal studies program may include classes such as:

  • Introduction to Paralegal Studies
  • Civil Practice
  • Tort Law
  • Legal Research and Legal Writing
  • Criminal Practice
  • Foundations of Law
  • Real Estate Law

It is important to distinguish between the paralegal undergraduate certificate program mentioned above from the post-baccalaureate certificate program. The initial certificate program for a paralegal is designed for students just out of high school or working professionals looking to make a career change with no prior experience in the legal field. On the other hand, the post-baccalaureate certificate program for paralegals is for students who have already earned a college degree that includes foundational general education classes like philosophy, English composition, sociology, and math. These courses provide students with the tools to think about the work differently and provide the academic launching pad to take upper-level courses from a number of different areas of study.

A post-baccalaureate certificate for paralegals can range from 18 credit hours to 45 credit hours depending on the program and schools curricular design. For those industry professionals working on this type of certificate, it is often motivated by pending job opportunities and professional development. In turn, the post-baccalaureate paralegal certificate program will most often carry substantive weight to employers as they are seen as a beneficial step in the career of a paralegal.

Top Paralegal Degrees

Paralegal Certificate Programs. A number of accredited colleges and universities offer paralegal certificate programs that span from 18-45 semester units. The programs that are longer will typically include general education and core paralegal classes, akin to associate level degree programs.

Paralegal Associate Degree Programs. An associate degree program for a paralegal will often be offered 2-year community colleges, 4-year colleges, and select business schools. Students will need to complete sixty to seventy semester units to earn an associates degree. The curriculum for an associates degree will be a combination of core legal courses plus general education classes.

Paralegal Bachelor Degree Programs. Four-year colleges and universities offer a variety of paralegal degree programs including a bachelors degree track in paralegal studies, a minor in paralegal studies, as well as a concentration of paralegal studies within a declared major. Depending on the college or university, the bachelor degree program will be around 120 semester units with around half of the units being in legal studies and associated classes.

Paralegal Master's Degree Programs. A handful of accredited colleges offer a masters degree program in paralegal studies or Master of Professional Studies (M.P.S.) degree. These upper-level courses will fuse together philosophical, theoretical, and historical law with real-world applications. Programs will often leverage government, finance, international business, business, and technology sectors to ensure relevance and applicability for students and practitioners.

Employment Opportunities for Paralegals

Though it is not required to obtain a certificate or degree in paralegal studies in order to obtain work as a paralegal, there are some distinct advantages. As with most jobs, an educated individual tends to edge out otherwise equally qualified applicants; additionally some employers may require a degree, widening the opportunities for individuals who have taken the time to study. Individuals with degrees tend to have higher annual salaries and are more likely to find opportunities for promotion. An individual with a paralegal studies degree may return to school and pursue a law degree.

Paralegals are essential to the operation of a law office. A lawyer's time is precious and must be utilized efficiently. A lawyer bogged down by research, or attempting to locate pertinent files or writing summaries will be unable to best serve his or her clients interests due to the lack of attention given to the overall case. A paralegal fulfills that role by  sifting through mountains of information and noting any relevant sections, going through case histories to locate related rulings, searching records for files and materials needed, and more. By conducting these tasks the paralegal frees the attorney or attorneys he or she works for to focus their attentions on the client and the case as a whole.

Paralegal Specializations

Paralegals may specialize in a particular area of law, providing knowledge, information, and services related to that field. By choosing a specialty a paralegal may increase his or her effectiveness by accumulating knowledge and experience operating with a particular area of the law, and conducting tasks with greater efficiency due to the more narrowed focus. Paralegals must take the time to research and study their specialization, often taking courses specific to the specialization in order to familiarize themselves with their new area of focus.

Here are some paralegal specializations:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Criminal Justice
  • Family Law
  • Labor Law
  • Real Estate
  • Personal Injury
  • Litigation

How Much do Paralegals Make?

The overarching goal of a paralegal is to assist lawyers and attorneys perform legal research pertinent to an upcoming case or project. What a paralegal can make will depend on the size of the law firm and scope of their job responsibilities coupled with their geographic location. That being said, the national median income for a paralegal is just under $50,000 a year. A paralegal salary will depend on the geographic location and company as some law firms incorporate variable compensation into the equation that can drive compensation much higher than average. Additionally, medical and dental benefits that are paid by your employer are considered compensation and NALA reports that nearly all paralegals receive full or part of their health insurance premiums paid by their employer. A list of important national statistics for paralegals can be found below for reference:

Top States of Employment for Paralegals

  • California 29,190
  • Florida 24,430
  • New York 22,210
  • Texas 22,120
  • Pennsylvania 10,800

Top Paying States for Paralegals

  1. District of Columbia $76,260
  2. Alaska $66,950
  3. Washington $59,590
  4. New York $59,300
  5. California $59,130

Top Paying Cities for Paralegals

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Rockford, Il
  • Seattle, WA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Washington DC
  • Anchorage, AK
  • Trenton, NJ
  • Dallas, TX

Salary, Job Growth and Related Legal Fields

The average salary for a paralegal is about $49,500 per year adding approximately 21,200 jobs in the coming decade. Job growth for paralegals is expected to remain steady for the foreseeable future estimated to be 6% by the BLS due to the increasing demand for lawyers as new technologies and ideas will demand the attention, interpretation and implementation of laws in order to govern them. This is in addition to the usual turnover already associated with the occupation.

Those interested in a paralegal degree may also be interested in court reporting, legal administrative assistance, or pre-law. Further research may be completed by reaching out to regional and national associations. Examples of top-tier national organizations dedicated to the professional growth of paralegals include the NFPA and NALA.

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