IMMIGRATION PARALEGAL, IN-DEPTH: Like Helping People
About this video
Tim talks about what he likes and dislikes the most about his job as a paralegal. He shares the difficulty of getting a job as a paralegal and the work-life balance he has.
School: University of California Berkeley
Degree: Legal Studies
Job Title: Paralegal
Job Summary: Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Paralegals and legal assistants do a variety of tasks to support lawyers, including maintaining and organizing files, conducting legal research, and drafting documents.
Short-term on-the-job training
Employers sometimes hire college graduates with no legal experience or education and train them on the job. In these cases, the new employee often has experience in a technical field that is useful to law firms, such tax preparation or criminal justice.
$30,000 - $75,000
Projected Job Growth
15 to 20 percent
Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Analytical skills, Detail oriented
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