Thinking about getting a career in the legal field? Good idea! Right now careers within the legal field are growing. In fact, the U.S. Bureaus of Labor Statistics projects that careers in the legal field are expected to grow faster than average compared to other career fields over the next decade. There are many career options within the legal field. Amongst others, jobs in homeland security, criminal justice, and legal assisting (paralegal), are some of the best jobs to get right now. These jobs are rewarding and offer great job stability and additional benefits.
If you are interested in getting a job in homeland security, that’s great. Homeland security offers a variety of jobs, all of which are needed to protect the nation. Those in homeland security protect the nation and it’s citizens by responding to natural disasters, averting potential threats to the nation, and developing new security technologies. Some jobs in homeland security include: U.S. Secret Service, TSA, immigrations and customs enforcement, border protection, and many more.
Professionals working in criminal justice work to ensure laws are being upheld. There are many different jobs within criminal justice, some of which include: law enforcement officers, CSI, probation and corrections, and many other. In order to become a criminal justice professional you must have physical and emotional stamina as you may be working in somewhat stressful situations.
If you think the idea of becoming a lawyer is exciting, but don’t have the time or money to go to law school, then a career as a paralegal is perfect for you. Did you know that paralegals perform many of the same tasks that lawyers do? In fact, paralegals work alongside lawyers to research facts and information about laws and previous cases to help defend their side of a case. The biggest difference between paralegals and lawyers is that paralegals do not have any legal jurisdiction.
If you are interested in any of these fast growing jobs, or want to get another career in the legal field you must get some post secondary education. Many jobs within the legal field typically require that you have previous training, an associate degree, or a bachelor’s degree. If you do not think you have the time or money to get training in one of these careers, think again. Many programs offer financial aid, as well as a more relaxed class schedule. In fact, many schools offer night, weekend, and online classes so you can take classes while still working in your current job.
The legal field is booming and there is no better time to get a career in this field. Act now and get a job doing something rewarding.