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Paralegals & legal assistants&

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Total Workforce
393,839
Average Age
42.5
Estimated Job Growth
7.6%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$49,536
Average Male Salary
$60,234
Average Female Salary
$47,416

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Paralegals & legal assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Legal services is the industry that employs the most Paralegals & legal assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Paralegals & legal assistants, by average wage, is Broadcasting (except internet). Paralegals & legal assistants are paid most in Milwaukee County (West) PUMA, WI but are relatively concentrated in South Miami City, Westchester & Coral Terrace PUMA, FL.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Paralegals & legal assistants in the US. The average age of male Paralegals & legal assistants in the workforce is 38.2 and of female Paralegals & legal assistants is 43.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Paralegals & legal assistants is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Paralegals & legal assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Paralegals & legal assistants is Business but a relatively high number of Paralegals & legal assistants hold a major in Architecture and Related Services.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Paralegals & legal assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Paralegals & legal assistants need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Writing, and Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Paralegals & legal assistants need more than the average amount of Writing, Active Listening, and Speaking.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Paralegals & legal assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Paralegals & legal assistants are expected to see a growth of 7.6% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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