Paralegals make the list

If you are looking for a degree that can prepare you for a career that pays, consider paralegal.

There are several ways to become a paralegal including earning a bachelor’s and/or graduate degree.   But a higher degree isn’t the only path to a career with big earning potential.

The 2011 “The College Payoff: Education, Occupations, Lifetime Earnings” study co-authored by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and the Lumina Foundation reported 28 percent of people with an associate’s degree make at least as much as the average bachelor’s degree holder.

Chris Kyle listed 5 careers that have the potential for “some sweet payback” and paralegal was named number 1 on the list along with accounting, criminal justice, graphic design and nursing.

Why did paralegal make the list?  If you want to pursue a career in the legal field, but do not want to go to law school, an associate’s degree in paralegal studies could offer you a possible return on your investment.

Interesting classes such as civil litigation, ethics, criminal law, and legal research and writing with great earning potential combine for a great career.

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