Information on the businesses and industries that employ Legal graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Legal services is the industry that employs the most Legal majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Legal majors, by average wage, is Computer Systems Design.
Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Legal in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Legal is 41.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Legal degrees, and White students earn the majority (35,638) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Legal field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Legal majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Legal majors need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Persuasion, and Speaking.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Legal majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Negotiation is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.