Legal Assistant/Paralegal programs prepare individuals to perform research, drafting, investigatory, record-keeping and related administrative functions under the supervision of an attorney or court. Includes instruction in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and legal specializations.
Of the 933 Legal Assistant/Paralegal degrees granted each year at the Bachelors degree level, 20% percent of whom are men and the other 80% percent are women. Did you know that Florida has more students graduating with a degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal than any other state in the US? In fact, Florida granted 139 degrees last year! The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal is $35,200.
SUNY College of Technology at Canton, CUNY New York City College of Technology and Stevenson University are three schools well-known for Legal Assistant/Paralegal programs. In fact, there are 24 students at SUNY College of Technology at Canton pursuing a Bachelors degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal. Take a look at the college options in the table below.
The highest paying jobs for Legal Assistant/Paralegal majors include Legal Support Workers, All Other, Paralegals and Legal Assistants and Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers. But, another thing to consider is how much demand there is for specific careers. Positions that are in high need that a degree in Legal Assistant/Paralegal can prepare you for are Paralegals and Legal Assistants, Legal Support Workers, All Other and Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers.