Legal professionals include practicing lawyers, who are required to complete a graduate education and pass a bar exam in their state. Lawyer positions are rising at about 6% over 10 years, and are expected to maintain this growth rate for now. But jobs in the legal industry also include support and paralegal roles, which involve conducting research and preparing briefs.
Legal support positions may require a two or four-year degree and can pay well, depending on location and experience. For more information on how to get ahead in this industry, take a look at our legal occupation overview.