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Degrees and certificates in the Paralegal program may lead to the following jobs or careers:
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All data gathered for Dallas/Fort Worth. Source: DCCCD Labor Market Intelligence
Paralegals, or legal assistants, typically work in law firms, corporations and government agencies. A Paralegal associate degree can land you an immediate job. Or, it can serve as the base for other law-related careers.
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, such as:
Workforce Solutions of Greater Dallas’s targeted occupations lists paralegal as a high-growth area this year, with more than 4,070 job openings projected across the metroplex at an average of $27.24 per hour and 29% job growth.
For jobs requiring at least an associate degree, paralegal is ranked second among CareerOneStop’s top 45 careers with the most job openings and 17th among its 45 fastest-growing occupations through 2024.