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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

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Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action.


  • Despite projected much faster-than-average employment growth, competition for jobs is expected.
  • Formally trained, experienced paralegals should have the best employment opportunities.
  • Most entrants have an associate's degree in paralegal studies, or a bachelor's degree in another field and a certificate in paralegal studies.
  • About 71 percent work for law firms.


Personality I'm organized
Salary $46,730/yr ($23.37/hr)
Job Outlook Average
Education Bachelors