Oct 11, 2019 - 05:59 PM
Further, becoming a lawyer requires a doctoral or professional degree and passing a state's written bar examination. Lawyers typically work more than 40 hours a week, BLS says.
As for other law careers, jobs for paralegals and legal assistants are expected to grow faster than average through 2028, at 12 percent per year, BLS reports. Those in such jobs perform a variety of tasks for lawyers and some may have to work more than 40 hours a week to meet deadlines. Paralegals and legal assistants require an associate's degree and make an average of $50,940 annually.
A study by AccessLex Institute finds that law graduates view a law degree positively and 59 percent would recommend the degree to other people like them.