If you’ve ever considered working in the legal field, the Paralegal Studies program at Mildred Elley can be the pathway to an exciting new career. As a paralegal, you’ll become an integral part of a legal team. Lawyers count on paralegals to assist them on a daily basis with a variety of important tasks. Learning the proper computer skills and interacting with clients are just a couple of skills you’ll learn during your paralegal studies training at Mildred Elley. The paralegal programs offered at our New York City and Albany campuses are well designed to help you pursue your professional goals.
Paralegal Studies Programs and Locations:
- Advanced Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science | Albany
- Advanced Paralegal Studies Associate of Applied Science | New York City
Paralegal Job Opportunity
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the need for skilled paralegals and legal professionals will continue to grow for many years. In this program you will acquire the skills you need to succeed no matter which path you choose. Law firms are expected to hire more paralegals and legal assistants due to a rise in client demand. The expected job growth rate for paralegals is 15% in the next eight years ¹. Our paralegal courses are preparing students for a career that continues to be in high demand.
Paralegals can choose from a variety of work environments including:
- Law offices
- Insurance companies
- Banks and bank trust departments
- Government offices and agencies
- Private companies
- Court systems
- Abstracting firms
- Their own business!
Paralegals can potentially acquire positions such as:
- Legal Administrative Assistant
- Court Clerk
- Human Resources Assistant
- Legal/Legislative Analyst
- Parole/Probation Officer
- Trial Court Coordinator
- Legal Secretary
Salary Potential and Job Growth
Earning potential is an important factor in considering whether or not to enroll in a paralegal degree program. National averages suggests an active demand for professionals in the paralegal field. With the expected job growth comes an increase in earnings, as the median pay for paralegals has seen a rise over the last few years. In 2017, paralegals earned a median annual wage of $50,410.
Expert Paralegal Training
During your paralegal studies, you will learn the ins and out of the legal field, including the principles of law and fundamentals. We will also provide the computer skills needed to conduct expert legal research. In your courses you will have exposure to the computer applications required to provide litigation support. By learning these important skills and providing administrative support, you can become a crucial component to any legal proceeding.
Helping Others as a Rewarding Career
Paralegals work closely with different types of people like clients, witnesses and opposing counsel, interpersonal skills are very important. Our paralegal training will help create the interpersonal skills needed to build good relationships for a productive working environment.
Lifetime Job Placement Assistance
There are many potential opportunities for career placement. After graduating from Mildred Elley with a degree or certificate in Paralegal Studies, enjoy our lifetime job placement assistance and are ready to pursue a rewarding career as a Paralegal or Legal Assistant.
If you’re ready to embark on a career as a paralegal, the Paralegal Studies program at Mildred Elley can provide you with the academic foundation needed to succeed. Contact us to see how to get started on your Paralegal Studies degree or Paralegal Studies certificate!