According to the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent between 2017 and 2025, faster than the average for all occupations. Employers are trying to reduce costs and increase the availability and efficiency of legal services by hiring paralegals to perform tasks previously done by attorneys. Paralegals are performing a wider variety of duties, making them more valuable to businesses. Competition for jobs is expected to continue as many people seek to go into this profession. Experienced, formally trained paralegals should have the best employment opportunities.
Job Potential Earnings
According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics, annual salaries for paralegals range from $28,800 to $42,000. Salaries vary greatly depending on education, training, experience and size of employer.
- Students are expected to meet with their advisor to discuss proper sequencing of courses
- Many classes in this program are offered during evening hours. Some are available during the day.