Legal Occupations

The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following about legal occupations:

Overall employment in legal occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2021 to 2031, faster than the average for all occupations; this increase is expected to result in about 131,000 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 110,000 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.

The median annual wage for this group was $82,430 in May 2021, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.

(Source: bls.gov)

Legal Jobs

Below you will find a list of positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.

OccupationJob SummaryEntry-Level Education2021 Median Pay
Arbitrators, Mediators, and ConciliatorsArbitrators, mediators, and conciliators facilitate negotiation and dialogue between disputing parties to help resolve conflicts outside of the court system.Bachelor's degree$49,410
Court ReportersCourt reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings.Postsecondary nondegree award$60,380
Judges and Hearing OfficersJudges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts.Doctoral or professional degree$128,710
LawyersLawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.Doctoral or professional degree$127,990
Paralegals and Legal AssistantsParalegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers. Associate's degree$56,230

(Source: bls.gov)

Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers

Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!

  1. Accomplishments
  2. Adaptability
  3. Admission
  4. Behavioral
  5. Career Change
  6. Career Goals
  7. Communication
  8. Competency
  9. Conflict Resolution
  10. Creative Thinking
  11. Cultural Fit
  12. Customer Service
  13. Direct
  14. Experience
  15. Government
  16. Graduate
  17. Growth Potential
  18. Honesty & Integrity
  19. Illegal
  20. Inappropriate
  21. Job Satisfaction
  22. Leadership
  23. Management
  24. Entry-Level & No experience
  25. Performance-Based
  26. Personal
  27. Prioritization & Time Management
  28. Problem-solving
  29. Salary
  30. Situational & Scenario-based
  31. Stress Management
  32. Teamwork
  33. Telephone Interview
  34. Tough
  35. Uncomfortable
  36. Work Ethic