Under the supervision of a lawyer, paralegals may be expected to perform duties such as:
Earning a Paralegal degree gives you the opportunity to work in a wide range of locations, including not only law firms but also the legal departments of businesses such as:
Employment of paralegals is expected to grow 27 to 28 percent through 2018, much faster than average for all occupations, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics’ job outlook on paralegals.
America’s Career Infonet gives detailed information about the skills, abilities, work activities and recommended education for jobs in the field. Average hourly and annual wages are:
|Job||Hourly Rate||Annual Salary||Projected Growth Through 2018|
|Paralegal or legal assistant||$21.68||$45,100||27%|