Under the supervision of a lawyer, paralegals may be expected to perform duties such as:

  • Drafting legal documents and forms
  • Handling real estate transactions
  • Interviewing clients
  • Managing various law office procedures
  • Organizing material for trial
  • Researching legal data

Earning a Paralegal degree gives you the opportunity to work in a wide range of locations, such as:

  • Law firms
  • Private businesses 
  • Large corporations in all industry sectors
  • Governmental agencies at all levels
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations such as charities and religious groups

CareerOneStop, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, gives detailed information about these positions in Texas:

Job Hourly Rate Annual Salary Projected Growth Through 2024
Paralegal or legal assistant$24.30$50,550+27%
Legal secretary$19.08$39,680+13%