The legal field is one of the most exciting and lucrative fields out there. No two days are ever alike, and you can feel great each day about the work you do, helping people in need.
We love the legal field because, like the medical field, there is never a shortage of job opportunities. Just about every life event has a legal angle to it, which means people will always need professional legal counsel.
The legal field also offers a lot of variety as to the kind of career you can have. You may decide to focus on intellectual property, family law, estate planning, criminal law, personal injury, malpractice, labor law, bankruptcy law or tax law.
We specifically love the paralegal profession because it is a fantastic launching pad for many hopeful lawyers. What happens all-too-often is that someone thinks they want to be a lawyer, and so they spend many years and a lot of money putting themselves through law school, studying for the bar exam, and working a few years as a lawyer, only to realize the career is right for them.
A career as a paralegal is great in and of itself, but if you’re someone with aspirations of becoming a lawyer, it’s a smart way to work in the field and see if that career path is the right one for you.
Just how fast is the paralegal field growing?
According to the BLS (https://www.bls.gov/), employment of paralegals is projected to grow 12% from 2018 to 2028, which is a lot faster than the average for all occupations. Those candidates who have been certified have the best chance of landing a great job!