Each year, U.S News & World Report publishes a list titled 100 Best Jobs based on a ranking system that includes criteria such as hiring demand, total volume of job openings, median salaries, stress levels and work-life balance.
Paralegal was ranked in the top 100 based on several factors, including the projected employment growth of 16.7% through the year 2022 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Additionally, the industry is expected to add 46,200 positions nationwide during the same period. The anticipated growth is much greater than that of lawyers, a profession that is expected to grow about 10 percent during the same time frame, the report said. Becoming a paralegal is a great option for individuals who are interested in a legal career, but don’t want to undergo the lengthy process of becoming a lawyer.
See full list at https://www.usnews.com/info/blogs/press-room/2014/01/23/us-news-announces-best-jobs-of-2014