According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal and legal assistant careers are expected to grow much faster than average at a rate of 10% to 15% or higher through the year 2030, and add another 43,000 industry openings in the United States through the same year.1
U.S. News also ranked Paralegal as one of the best social service careers of 2021.2
Trends also suggest that employers are becoming more selective and placing greater preference on paralegal candidates with legal technology skills.3
Earning your accredited credential now means you’ll be prepared for jobs of the future.
As a Bryan University graduate, you'll be prepared for career opportunities5 such as:
You'll have the skills and confidence to perform many key roles in the industry:
You'll lead a rewarding career in settings such as:
Recent trends indicate that law firms increasingly use technology and computer software for managing documents and preparing for trials. In today’s technology-driven environment, paralegals must be equipped with electronic database-management skills and be current on the latest e-Discovery software. E-Discovery refers to all electronic materials that are searched, located and secured as resources for a trial. These include emails, text messages, phone records, accounting databases, websites and other electronic documents.
E-Discovery has quickly become a multibillion-dollar industry and a key component of the legal process, often comprising 50 percent or more of litigation costs. E-Discovery experts recognize a huge knowledge gap in the profession, leading to an ever-growing need for highly educated paralegals with the right e-Discovery expertise.
That’s why Bryan University one of the few schools in the U.S. committed to providing you with the unique combination of litigation support, paralegal studies, and e-Discovery education.
In today’s electronic-driven legal environment, paralegals and legal assistants must be equipped with the right technology expertise and be current on the latest e-Discovery software, in addition to the following competencies:
At Bryan University, you can choose to complete a Certificate in paralegal and legal assistant studies, an Associate Degree in paralegal and legal assistant studies, or you may consider continuing your education at the Bachelor's Degree level. All programs at Bryan U are accredited nationally by ACCSC and allow you to study from the comfort of home. You also prepare for certification through recognized organizations such as NALA. If you have prior college credit, or you have already completed a certificate or an associate degree, we will accept as many credits as possible (and potentially your entire associate degree) to help accelerate your program. To receive information about either program, please call us or complete the form above.
Our one-of-a-kind ELSSA™ simulation lab (E-Discovery Lab for Software, Simulation & Applications) challenges you with real-world scenarios using cutting-edge industry software, so you can build the practical expertise and experience that employers demand. In this interactive, real-world environment, you’ll learn to handle a variety of cases using the latest technologies available and develop a skillset that is primed for career growth.
As a Bryan student, you'll attend live virtual classes over the internet where you can see, speak and chat with your instructors and classmates from the comfort of your home. Plus, with an exciting student-centric website, you can access homework, practice exercises and class information anytime. At Bryan, we don’t think online learning means learning alone. This is why we provide you with individual faculty and mentor support, so you experience learning with the best.
1 See https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/23-2011.00. Also see Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2020-21 Edition, Paralegals and Legal Assistants, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/legal/paralegals-and-legal-assistants.htm. Site visited on 1/5/2022. Also, job market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program and may differ based on your geographic location and other factors.
2 See U.S. News Best Social Service Jobs 2021.
3 Robert Half©2015 Salary Guide for the Legal Field.
4 Note that the NALA CP credential is not required for employment. Students must complete the associated degree program to qualify to take the CP exam.
5 Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.