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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

in Massachusetts

Assist lawyers by investigating facts, preparing legal documents, or researching legal precedent. Conduct research to support a legal proceeding, to formulate a defense, or to initiate legal action. Excludes "Legal Secretaries" (43-6012).

Occupation Projection for Paralegals and Legal Assistants

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
232011  Paralegals and Legal Assistants 7,779 8,855 1,076 13.83 % 274 553 108 935 Associate's degree 

Paralegals and Legal Assistants Projections by Industry

Industry 2016
Employment
Projected 2026 Employment Change
2016-2026
2017
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    5,830  75 % 6,670  75 % 840  14 % $55,400
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    5,830  75 % 6,670  75 % 840  14 % $55,400
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    560  7 % 590  7 % 30  5 % $53,700
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    360  5 % 410  5 % 50  15 % $69,110
Management of Companies and Enterprises    260  3 % 310  3 % 50  20 % $68,850
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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