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Paralegal Careers

closeup photo of a paralegal at work

Under the supervision of a lawyer, paralegals may be expected to perform duties such as:

  • Drafting legal documents and forms
  • Handling real estate transactions
  • Interviewing clients
  • Managing various law office procedures
  • Organizing material for trial
  • Researching legal data

Earning a Paralegal degree gives you the opportunity to work in a wide range of locations, including law firms and the legal departments of businesses such as:

  • Airlines
  • Banks
  • Corporations
  • Governmental agencies
  • Hotels
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations such as charities and religious groups
  • Restaurant chains
  • Television stations

America’s Career Infonet gives detailed information about these positions in Texas:

Job Hourly Rate Annual Salary Projected Growth Through 2022
Paralegal or legal assistant $22.84 $47,500 +30%
Legal secretary $19.39 $40,300 +7%