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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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

SOC
Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
232011  Paralegals and Legal Assistants 6,909 7,162 253 3.66 % 177 25 152 Associate's degree 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    5,430  79 % 5,550  77 % 120  2 % $53,250
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services    5,430  79 % 5,550  77 % 120  2 % $53,250
State Government, Excluding Education and Hospitals    200  3 % 200  3 % 0  -1 % $51,940
Insurance Carriers and Related Activities    190  3 % 210  3 % 20  9 % $67,640
Credit Intermediation and Related Activities    160  2 % 180  3 % 20  16 % $68,690
Securities, Commodity Contracts, and Other Financial Investm    100  1 % 120  2 % 20  18 % $69,160
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