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Significant Information: Paralegals & Legal Assistants




  • About 7 out of 10 work for law firms; others work for corporate legal departments and government agencies.
  • Most entrants have an associateís degree in paralegal studies, or a bachelorís degree coupled with a certificate in paralegal studies.
  • Employment is projected to grow much faster than average, as employers try to reduce costs by hiring paralegals to perform tasks formerly carried out by lawyers.
  • Competition for jobs should continue; experienced, formally trained paralegals should have the best employment opportunities.