Paralegal, Not “Two Legals”
Odds of Getting In
The odds are good, but you'll have to gear yourself up for a little competition. Because paralegals are taking on more responsibilities and are, as a result, being paid higher salaries, the occupation is starting to become more desirable. The fact that it recently had its hair done and stopped wearing baggy pants has also helped to make it more attractive.
There are still nowhere near as many individuals going after paralegal jobs as there are pursuing a career as an attorney, but if the trend continues, there will soon be millions of paralegals and no lawyers. Hmm...we think we may have made an error in our calculations....