Employment

The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of paralegals will grow 18% between 2010 and 2020. In 2010, paralegals and legal assistants held about 256,000 jobs, of which 70% where in law firms or corporate legal departments, 9% in state and local government (excluding education and hospitals), 6% in the federal government, and the remaining 4% in finance and insurance.

Burlington County College Paralegal Program graduates have obtained employment in both the public and private sector upon graduation. Students have gone on to work with the following firms and companies: Archer & Greiner, Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, Commerce Bank, and Harbor Technologies. Students have found employment in the public sector, as well, with the following entities: New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, New Jersey Department of Human Services and the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review.

Students can obtain more information about current jobs in one of two ways: the Paralegal Program bulletin board located outside of the Liberal Arts Department on the Pemberton Campus and Career Services.

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