Paralegal Career and Job Outloook | Remington College
  • Paralegal Career and Salary Outlook

    According to the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistant is projected to grow 8 percent between 2014 and 2024, as fast as average for all occupations.(1) At the same time,competition for paralegal jobs is also on the rise. As a formally trained paralegal with an associate degree, you may gain an edge over other candidates and help increase your paralegal employment opportunities.

    Call or request information to learn more about our our online Paralegal Associate Degree program.

    Paralegal Employment Opportunities

    As a paralegal, you may be qualified to provide help to a wide spectrum of an organization's legal needs. While paralegals are found in many different companies, most are employed by law firms, corporate legal departments and government offices.

    Additionally, paralegals have the opportunity to work in several areas of the law, including: litigation, corporate, bankruptcy, family law, probate, real estate and more. Our flexible, online Paralegal Associate Degree Program provides a curriculum that includes studies within many of these areas of law.

    Need for Skilled Paralegals is Growing

    Paralegal employment is projected to grow much faster than average as employers seek candidates with the fundamental knowledge and skills to assist lawyers with a wide variety of tasks. For example, paralegals may assist lawyers prepare for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings. Paralegals might also investigate the facts of cases and ensure that all relevant information is gathered. Additionally, they research laws, judicial decisions, legal articles, and other materials that are relevant to assigned cases.(1)