Outlook

Career Outlook for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Also known as:  Assistant Paralegal, Legal Aide, Legal Assistant, Paralegal, Summer Associate, Summer Law Clerk
The overall job outlook for Paralegal or Legal Assistant careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 18.06 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.01 percent per year. Demand for Paralegals and Legal Assistants is expected to go up, with an expected 89,960 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.54 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Paralegals and Legal Assistants in the following states
California 27,260
New York 23,350
Florida 19,690
Texas 17,610
North Carolina 9,280
Illinois 9,010
Pennsylvania 8,570
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Guam 40
Virgin Islands 100
North Dakota 270
Wyoming 490
South Dakota 530
Vermont 640
Alaska 680