Now is the time to embark on a career in the legal field. The paralegal profession has evolved over the years and its importance in the legal community has risen. A combination of a growing population seeking legal services and a shifting economy has resulted in the increased demand for paralegals to play a vital role on the legal team. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, jobs for Paralegals are expected to increase by 12 percent, or 39,000 jobs between 2018 and 2028.
Beyond the demand for paralegals, the profession also offers an array of other benefits that are enticing. From the salary you can earn to providing a service to the community, there are a variety of reasons to consider this profession.
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UC San Diego Extended Studies offers a Paralegal Certificate Program taught by experienced paralegals and attorneys, and features a curriculum that combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis. The program is offered in a full-time and part-time program. The program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), which has become a benchmark for many employers who hire paralegals.
Updated February 9, 2023