Why Become a Legal Administrative Assistant?
The numbers paint a positive picture for aspiring legal professionals, with anticipated employment rates on the rise and starting salary ranges higher than those in a number of other fields. Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent over the next few years, faster than the average for all occupations. Legal Assistants in Georgia can expect to make almost$56,000 on average. And the top 10 percent of legal assistants average over $90,000 a year in salary. Many paralegals and legal assistants are also eligible for bonuses, healthcare and other benefits.*
The table below shows the estimated Employment Wage Statistics for individuals in Georgia employed as Paralegals and Legal Assistants in 2014:
|Rate Type / Statistical Type||25th %||Median||75th %|
|Annual wage or salary||$40,840||$52,410||$66,420|
Source: Labor Market Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics & Wages Program
*Salary may depend on a number of factors, including education, experience, and size/type of firm.
Our students get the inside scoop on what it’s really like to work in this exciting, challenging and dynamic field. We encourage open discussion and question-asking, and we’ll work to prepare you for the NALS Exam so that you can earn the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) designation. We’re also committed to giving you the tools and resources that will be instrumental in your job search. Our resume writing workshops will teach you how to hone in on your skills and experience so that you can present yourself in a way that sets you apart from the competition. We’ll conduct mock interviews so that when the big day comes, you’ll be confident and comfortable discussing your qualifications. Finally, we’ll help you identify the internships, externships and job opportunities that best align with your unique interests and skill set, and do what we can to help you in your search. If this sounds appealing to you, why wait?