Your decision to enter the exciting world
of the law is a wise career move. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
are among the top-20
fastest growing career fields
in America today. The U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment for paralegals
much faster than average through
This translates into thousands of
new paralegal jobs created each year. Today is the time to begin
an exciting and lucrative career!
Earning your Paralegal
Certificate at Washington Online will help you to secure
long-term employment in the field. And with Washington Online's
excellent career development and job-placement
assistance, you will have a clear advantage when you start
looking for a job.
Again, according to the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, "formally trained paralegals
should have the best employment opportunities." As
the business world continues to develop, the variety of employment
opportunities for paralegals will grow at an equally fast pace.
York Times ran an article on March 12, 2000 titled, "Paralegal
Jobs Surge as Law Firms Seek to Cut Costs" (by
Joseph P. Fried). The article pointed out that law firms are
increasingly dependent on their paralegal staff in order to
stay competitive in the legal market. Paralegals with formal
training are extremely valuable assets to the law firms and
corporations that employ them.
By choosing to go
to school to obtain a Paralegal Certificate, you are helping
to ensure that you will be in demand.
Where Paralegals Work
Doctors and dentists have used para-professionals
for years to assist them in their work. The legal profession
likewise employs paralegals to perform a variety of important
tasks. Today, corporations, government agencies, and private
law firms, both large and small, are hiring paralegals in record
As a certified paralegal, you will find
excellent employment opportunities in banks, insurance companies,
and other corporations, who have discovered that it makes economic
sense to employ paralegal professionals in place of in-house
attorneys. These jobs pay well and provide excellent benefits.
and State prosecutors, public defender offices, and civil agencies
are delegating increasing amounts of work to paralegals. Rewarding
paralegal jobs exist in abundance in Federal, State and local
governments. These government jobs are very stable, and provide
excellent compensation and benefits.
Start Your Own Business
There is a growing trend for paralegal professionals
to strike out on their own as entrepreneurs. Some are hired by
law firms as consultants on an "as needed" basis. Others
cater directly to the public, helping clients achieve results
in legal matters without actually representing the clients in
court. In some states, paralegals now actually represent clients
in court. Still other paralegals are serving clients all over
the country via the Internet.
Begin Your Paralegal Career Today
The Paralegal profession is in a state of
rapid growth, and paralegals are gaining prestige and clout.
You could not have picked a better time to enter this field.
The Washington Online Learning Institute is the perfect place
to begin your paralegal career.
Washington Online is licensed and accredited,
and all of our courses are taught by experienced legal professionals.
WOLI graduates work in law firms and corporations across
If you are ready to start your paralegal
career at Washington Online, please fill
out the online application form and you will be on your way
to becoming a certified paralegal professional.
You may also review
our admissions procedures here.
online for one of our outstanding Continuing
Paralegal Education (CPE) courses.