Now is the time to embark on a career in the legal field. The paralegal profession has evolved over the years and its importance in the legal community has risen. A combination of a growing population seeking legal services and a shifting economy has resulted in the increased demand for paralegals to play a vital role on the legal team. According to the California Employment Development Department, jobs for Paralegals are expected to increase by 13.2 percent, or 3,900 jobs between 2014 and 2024.
Beyond the demand for paralegals, the profession also offers an array of other benefits that are enticing. From the salary you can earn to providing a service to the community, there are a variety of reasons to consider this profession.
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UC San Diego Extension offers a Paralegal Certificate Program taught by experienced paralegals and attorneys, and features a curriculum that combines practical skills with legal theory and analysis. The program is offered in a full-time and part-time program. The program is approved by the American Bar Association (ABA), which has become a benchmark for many employers who hire paralegals. Learn more and apply for the program at paralegal.ucsd.edu.