Paralegal Degrees

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Play a vital role behind the scenes preparing and assisting in the legal process.

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Quick Facts

Globe University believes higher education should be accessible to those who want it. We offer a number of scholarship opportunities to help students pay for college.

If you are fascinated by the law and ready to begin an exciting and challenging career, consider earning Globe University’s paralegal degree.

Paralegals play an important role in the legal system, assisting attorneys with tasks such as conducting legal research, interviewing clients and preparing documents for court.

Why Paralegal?

  • No exam required
  • Dynamic work environment
  • Help people resolve their legal problems
  • One of today’s fastest-growing careers, expected to grow 17 percent over the next several years (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Paralegal Programs

Globe University offers practical, hands-on training in the paralegal program. You can earn a bachelor’s degree in paralegal – which is available on campus and online. 

Our career-oriented paralegal bachelor’s programs can give students the skills needed to qualify for a variety of paralegal and legal assistant positions.

Not sure which degree in legal studies is right for you? Call us at 1-877-303-6060 or contact an admissions representative and we will be happy to help you evaluate your options. 

  • Unlike lawyers who are required to complete several years of formal education and pass a bar exam, you can begin working as a paralegal in a shorter period of time.

    By earning an associate or bachelor’s degree in paralegal, you can potentially qualify for a variety of paralegal and legal assistant jobs. Learn more about paralegal careers.

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    1. Job Title(s)
    2. 10th Percentile Salary
    3. 25th Percentile Salary
    4. 50th Percentile Salary
    1. Legal Secretaries
    2. $26,250
    3. $32,730
    4. $42,170
    1. Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
    2. $20,230
    3. $25,650
    4. $32,410
    1. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
    2. $29,420
    3. $36,460
    4. $46,990

    This annual salary data is taken from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for this job title. The 10th percentile indicates the bottom 10 percent of earners make less than that figure annually; the 25th percentile means the bottom quarter of workers earn less than the number; and the 50th percentile shows the median income for the profession.

    The US Bureau of Labor Statistics has projected employment growth rates for 2012-2022.

    1. 12%

    Legal Secretaries

    1. 12%

    Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

    1. 17%

    Paralegals and Legal Assistants

    1. 11%

    Average for all Occupations

    1. View Bureau of Labor Statistics-Legal Secretaries
    2. View Bureau of Labor Statistics-Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
    3. View Bureau of Labor Statistics-Paralegals and Legal Assistants