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.