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Career Paths & Job Market

Consider a Paralegal Education

A Paralegal Degree or Certificate prepares you for a career as a:

  • Mediator
  • Case Specialist (Court)
  • Intake Specialist
  • Contracts Specialist
  • Legislative Aide
  • Legal Researcher and Writer
  • Freelance Paralegal
  • Legal Aid Professional
  • Legal Investigator
  • Legal Nurse Consultant
  • Legal Recruiter
  • Court Clerk
  • Court Administrator or Manager
  • Probation or Parole Officer
  • In-House Corporate Paralegal
  • Victim Witness Advocate
  • and more…

Paralegals work in the following areas:

  • Corporate and Business
  • Real Estate
  • Family law
  • Collections and Bankruptcy
  • Labor and Employment
  • Probate and Estates
  • Immigration
  • Litigation Support
  • Environmental

Common Settings for Paralegals:

  • Law Offices
  • Courts
  • Corporations
  • Banks
  • Insurance Offices
  • Congressional Offices
  • Legal Aid
  • Title Companies
  • Federal and State Government Agencies
  • Law Libraries
  • Hospitals

Transferring to a Four-Year College or University

Students are strongly encouraged to consult with the Coordinator for the Paralegal Program, regarding their course selections to ensure transferability to a four-year college or university. Students may also refer to NECC’s Transfer Programs and Events for more information.

Below are some area colleges where students may consider transferring:
  • Boston University
  • Bridgewater State College
  • Fitchburg State College
  • Keene State College
  • Plymouth State University
  • Salem State College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Springfield College
  • Suffolk University
  • UMASS Boston
  • UMASS Lowell
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Westfield State College

Career Paths & Job Market

Please visit the US Bureau of Labor Statistics for more information regarding career trends, salary, and work settings for paralegal graduates.