Paralegals and Legal Assistants
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Imminent Risk (81-100%): Occupations in this level have an extremely high likelihood of being automated in the near future. These jobs consist primarily of repetitive, predictable tasks with little need for human judgment.
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Our visitors have voted that it's probable this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 89% chance of automation.
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What is the likelihood that Paralegals and Legal Assistants will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?
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Sentiment over time (yearly)
The number of 'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' job openings is expected to rise 14.1% by 2031
Total employment, and estimated job openings
Updated projections are due 09-2023.
In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' was $59,200, or $28 per hour
'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' were paid 27.8% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310
Wages over time
As of 2022 there were 345,240 people employed as 'Paralegals and Legal Assistants' within the United States.
This represents around 0.23% of the employed workforce across the country
Put another way, around 1 in 428 people are employed as '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.
SOC Code: 23-2011.00
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