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Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Paralegals and Legal Assistants 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.

Quick Facts 

State Statistics

​Entry-Level ​Average ​Experienced
​2012 Annual Pay: $32,210 $47,622 $55,327
​2012 Hourly Pay: $15.48 $22.89 $26.60
​2011 Estimated Employment: ​21,476  jobs
​2019 Projected Employment: 26,107  jobs
​Annual Average Percent Change: ​2.7% per year
​2012 Estimated Mean Annual Salary for Leon County: $42,242
​ ​ ​ **State Quick Facts are from O*Net, Career One Stop and Employ Florida, please check the sites for the most up to date information.**​ ​



National Statistics

​2010 Median Annual Pay: $46,680 per year
​2010 Median Hourly Pay: $22.44 per hour
​Number of Jobs (2010): 256,000
​Job Outlook (2010 - 2020): 18% (About as fast as average)
​**National Quick Facts are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational ​Outlook Handbook, please check the site for the most up to date information**

Ready to start your career?

TCC Programs that are right for you:
Paralegal/Legal Studies A.S. (2112)


Contact Information

For more information contact Admissions & Enrollment Services by phone (850) 201-8555, fax (850) 201-8474 or e-mail

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