Careers: Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies

July 01, 2021
August 23, 2021
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Join one of the fastest growing professions in the United States!

The path to becoming a paralegal can look very different from one person to the next. But the BLS states that the most common educational path that leads to work as a paralegal is an associate’s degree.

Being a paralegal truly is a prestigious and significant profession. Simply put, paralegals help people. They help their employers be more efficient in their jobs, they can increase a firm’s revenue and productivity, and they also help the clients.

Some paralegals work for corporations, government agencies, and nonprofits. A paralegal working in these entities offer limited services (as defined by law) under the responsibility of a chosen attorney. Many paralegals, however, work in law offices under a lawyer’s direct supervision.

You may pursue many different careers. Potential careers include:

  • Discovery Liaison
  • Immigration Paralegal
  • Probate Paralegals
  • Legal Administrator of Business
  • Real Estate Paralegal
  • Litigation Paralegal
  • Claims Adjuster/Investigator
  • Corporate Paralegal
  • And many more


Students can transition to UC Online’s Bachelor of Science in Law & Paralegal Studies after they complete this program.


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