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Awarded in 2016
declining 10%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining 6.09%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4.58%
Average Wage
declining 0.79%
People in Workforce
growing 1.47%
Average Employee Age
declining 3.51%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Paralegal and the types of students that study this field. Kaplan University-Davenport Campus awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions and Center for Advanced Legal Studies have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Paralegal. Tuition costs for Paralegal majors are, on average, $4,992 for in-state public colleges, and $26,165 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Paralegal programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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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.


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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 (7,541) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Paralegal field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Paralegal majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Paralegal majors need more than the average amount of Time Management, Writing, and Active Listening.

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 Paralegal 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 Time Management is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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