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Legal Schools in Georgia

Criminal justice degrees and other legal training are popular in Georgia, where law school isn't the only educational path to the legal industry. Criminal justice graduates may work as paralegals, administrative assistants in courthouses, or correctional officers. While no legal training program can guarantee a particular career or salary, training in the basics of law and criminal justice can help prove your competence to potential employers.

Georgia's Job Market

Graduates of paralegal schools in Georgia who are hoping to work in the courts might consider larger cities, such as Atlanta, for the best career prospects. BLS data suggests that those who work for large law firms or in large metropolitan areas earn more than those who work for smaller firms or in less populated regions. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there were 8,160 paralegals and legal assistants employed in Georgia in 2014, and 6,440 of them were in the Atlanta metro. Paralegals in Georgia earned an annual average of $55,210 in 2014, while those in the Atlanta metro earned $56,700. 

Sources:

  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Georgia, Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates, May 2014, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ga.htm
  2. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA, Occupational and Employment Wage Estimates, May 2014, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_12060.htm
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