Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Code: 23-2011.00

Also known as: Certified Paralegal, Corporate Law Assistant, Law Associate, Legal Analyst, Legal Assistant, Litigation Paralegal, Paralegal, Paralegal Assistant, Paralegal Specialist, Real Estate Paralegal

Description: Behind every good legal team sits the unsung hero, dubbed the Paralegal. While you might not see Paralegals and Legal Assistants during an intense moment of Law & Order, these legal professionals provide lawyers and corporations with invaluable support. Paralegals and Legal Assistants help lawyers to prepare for trials, manage evidence and perform legal research.Many corporations and law firms are willing to train newcomers to the Paralegal profession as long as the candidate has a Bachelor's degree. However, Paralegals and Legal Assistants will generally have a minimum of an Associate's degree or certification in paralegal studies.

Paralegal/Legal Assistant

Typical wages

10% $32,900
25% $40,640
Median $52,920
75% $67,080
90% $85,160
10% $15.82
25% $19.54
Median $25.44
75% $32.25
90% $40.94

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 37,600