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Why should you start your career as a paralegal

Trying to choose between a paralegal and a career as a lawyer? Respected career choice, and each location has its own advantages and disadvantages.

The following are 15 important considerations to select the most suitable for your paralegal career path.

Paralegal: as low as 3 months of training to enter the market; lawyer: at least seven years after high school education.

Paralegal: paralegal school entrance exam required; lawyer: legal admission required for high LSAT score.

Paralegal: Law School Debt; lawyer: "The school debt could be close to six figures.

Paralegal: There is no exam to enter the paralegal field; Lawyer: practicing lawyer bar exam passed.

Paralegal: limited career paths and promotion opportunities; lawyer: a broad career paths and promotion opportunities.

Paralegal: the supervision of practicing lawyers / solicitors; Lawyer: practicing lawyers, and operate independently.

Paralegal: the paralegal salary is high,Top earning potential of $ 60 - 90K in most markets; Lawyer: unlimited profit potential.

Paralegal: the fastest growing occupations in the United States; lawyer: Employment prospects are above average.

Paralegal: limited liability / less stressful; lawyer: a high level of responsibility / high pressure level.

Paralegal: Frequently Asked entitled to overtime pay; additional remuneration of the lawyer: evening and weekend hours.

Paralegal: there is no state of legal education requirements; Lawyer: State regulations, continuing legal education requirements.

Paralegal: a shorter learning curve / implementation of the many daily mundane tasks; lawyers: the learning curve / implementation of many intellectual challenges and a variety of tasks.

Lawyer: lawyer assistant: Strong organizational skills and attention to details required; good communication, analytical and logical reasoning ability requirements.

Paralegal: may or may not have a secretary to support; lawyers: general secretarial and administrative support available.

Paralegal: cabinet or shared the most common office work environment; Lawyer: private offices of the most common working environment.


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