The most recent data of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019) states the following about legal occupations:
Employment in legal occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 67,600 new jobs. As law firms try to increase the efficiency of legal services and reduce their costs, there is expected to be strong demand to hire more paralegals and legal assistants. Additionally, the demand for lawyers is expected to continue as individuals, businesses, and governments require legal services in many areas.
The median annual wage for legal occupations was $81,820 in May 2019, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $39,810.
Below you 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||2019 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||$63,930|
|Court Reporters||Court reporters create word-for-word transcriptions at trials, depositions, and other legal proceedings.||Postsecondary nondegree award||$60,130|
|Judges and Hearing Officers||Judges and hearing officers apply the law by overseeing the legal process in courts.||Doctoral or professional degree||$120,090|
|Lawyers||Lawyers advise and represent individuals, businesses, and government agencies on legal issues and disputes.||Doctoral or professional degree||$122,960|
|Paralegals and Legal Assistants||Paralegals and legal assistants perform a variety of tasks to support lawyers.||Associate's degree||$51,740|
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