Scottsdale, AZ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/06/2014 -- Paralegals are currently experiencing fantastic job growth rates and exciting opportunities, and the entire field is quickly on the rise. That means it's the perfect time to obtain training and certification, and join the exciting legal profession, getting hands on in one of the most important fields in today's society.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) currently projects 18.3% job growth for paralegals, from 2010 through 2020. That projected growth will account for nearly 47,000 jobs. With so many openings and projected openings, the right training and education will make it incredibly simple to land a great job, and a brand new career, as a paralegal.
Paralegals also enjoy a median salary of more than $46,500 according to the BLS, with the top 25% earning nearly $60,000, and the top 10% earning over $75,000! With a paralegal education, and then certification, a friendly job market, a great salary, and a wonderful career all await.
The Paralegal Institute offers two different online programs for paralegals. The first is The Paralegal Diploma Program, which prepares students to take the National Association of Legal Assistants exam, and become a Certified Legal Assistant, or CLA.
This is a 10-course, 30-credit hour program, including essential areas of expertise for any paralegal, including legal research, legal analysis and writing, litigation and trial practice, and much more.
There's also an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies (ADPS) available from The Paralegal Institute. This offers the same core studies as the diploma program, and adds 15 credit hours worth of specialty courses, enabling students to focus on topics of their choosing and gain additional training and knowledge about specific legal fields.
Obtaining an Associate Degree will help these students stand out even more in the job market, and find a wealth of exciting career opportunities in the exact types of settings they are most interested in and excited about.
The Paralegal Institute is the online leader for high quality, nationally accredited and entirely flexible and convenient online paralegal degree programs. Learn more by visiting TheParalegalInstitute.edu, or calling 800.354.1254 to speak with a representative and enroll in one of these excellent programs.
About The Paralegal Institute
The Paralegal Institute at Brighton College has nearly 30 years of experience providing high quality distance education programs, including Criminal Justice, Paralegals, and Legal Nurse Consultants. They are a nationally-accredited distance learning program, known for their quality education and experienced professors. The Paralegal Institute offers their students affordable and flexible tuition, convenient, self-paced studies, open enrollment, career assistance and many other benefits, while remaining committed to providing the best possible education and instruction across a range of in-demand, exciting careers. Visit TheParalegalInstitute.edu for more information or call 800.354.1254.