Paralegal Program at Pierce College District 11

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Paralegal Program

The paralegal degree program at Pierce College District 11 teaches students to perform legal research, as well as drafting, investigatory record-keeping, and other administrative functions related to the legal system. Students who graduate the program will perform these functions under the supervision of an attorney or in a court and will gain instruction from the program in legal research, drafting legal documents, appraising, pleading, courthouse procedures, and other legal specializations. Get more details below including other Washington colleges that offer paralegal program.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Paralegal program at Pierce College District 11, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Paralegals and Legal Assistants

Description

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.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, paralegals and legal assistants employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.6% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 3
    • Average Hourly Rate: $30.11
    • Average Annual Salary: $62630
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 660
    • Average Hourly Rate: $25.27
    • Average Annual Salary: $52570

Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers

Description

Search real estate records, examine titles, or summarize pertinent legal or insurance documents or details for a variety of purposes. May compile lists of mortgages, contracts, and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies, or title insurance companies.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, title examiners, abstractors, and searchers employment is expected to shrink at a rate of -0.3% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 380
    • Average Hourly Rate: $23.30
    • Average Annual Salary: $48470
  • Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 160
    • Average Hourly Rate: $21.66
    • Average Annual Salary: $45050

Legal Support Workers, All Other

Description

All legal support workers not listed separately.

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Paralegal Programs in Washington

Paralegal programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Tacoma Community College

Tacoma, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 40 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Highline Community College

Des Moines, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 35 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

South Puget Sound Community College

Olympia, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (A)
  • Paralegal (A)

Edmonds Community College

Lynnwood, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 80 students completed this program

Programs

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)

Clark College

Vancouver, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 13 students completed this program

Programs

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Paralegal (C,A)

Spokane Community College

Spokane, WA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College
  • 16 students completed this program

Programs

  • Legal Administrative Assistant (C,A)
  • Paralegal (C,A)

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17:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$5,468