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We have complied information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to help you get a better idea of employment in the Legal field. Below are highlights of the major professions within this industry.
- Job prospects are expected to be excellent, especially for those with certification.
- Demand for real-time broadcast captioning and translating will spur employment growth.
- The amount of training required to become a court reporter varies by specialization; licensure requirements vary by State.
- This occupation is expected to be among those with the largest number of new jobs.
- Opportunities should be best for applicants with extensive knowledge of software applications.
- Secretaries and administrative assistants today perform fewer clerical tasks and are increasingly taking on the roles of information and communication managers.
- About 27 percent of lawyers are self-employed, either as partners in law firms or in solo practices.
- Formal requirements to become a lawyer usually include a 4-year college degree, 3 years of law school, and passing a written bar examination; however, some requirements may vary by State.
- Competition for admission to most law schools is intense.
- Competition for job openings should be keen because of the large number of students graduating from law school each year.