Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Paralegal Named The Most Underrated Job


Paralegals and legal assistants make an average annual income of $47,000.

Looking for an in-demand career, with low stress and good earning potential? Consider studying to become a paralegal. recently released a new list of America’s most underrated jobs, with paralegal coming in at the number one spot.

“Paralegals and legal assistants make an average annual income of $47,000, and over the past three years the average unemployment rate in the field has been just 3.1%,” said Susan Adams of Forbes Magazine.

“The job is also relatively low-stress, involves little contact with the public, and doesn’t require employees to breathe in toxic fumes or lift loads of 50 lbs. or more.”

You can get trained to be a licensed paralegal at schools such as:

“I have the best of both worlds. I get to do the work that I want, but I don’t have the high demands that a lawyer does,” said Jennifer Dahms, a paralegal at a Milwaukee law firm.. “I wouldn’t say that my job is underrated. I would say it’s equally balanced. I get to take vacations, leave work and have a life.”

Other careers that made the list include accountant, loan officer, Market Research Analyst, Software Engineer, Computer Systems Analyst, Insurance Agent, Dietician, Dental Hygienist, Civil Engineer, Physical Therapist and Chiropractor.

Ryan Leclaire
Author: Ryan Leclaire
Ryan has been writing for 7 years and has been featured in Chatelaine, Canadian Living and Cottage life.
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