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.
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.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2021 Median Pay|
|Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators||Arbitrators, 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 Reporters||Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings.||Postsecondary nondegree award||$60,380|
|Judges and Hearing Officers||Judges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts.||Doctoral or professional degree||$128,710|
|Lawyers||Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.||Doctoral or professional degree||$127,990|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants||Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers.||Associate's degree||$56,230|
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!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic