Careers: Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies

Careers: Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies
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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, paralegal employment is projected to grow by 12% through 2030 (above average compared to other career fields). The Associate of Applied Business in Law & Paralegal Studies program is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of job opportunities in private practices as well as in most areas of government, business, and nonprofit organizations.

Job opportunities for those with an Associate of Applied Business in Paralegal Studies degree include, but are not limited to:

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


Paralegals may not provide legal services directly to the public, except as permitted by law.

Students must take at least nine semester credits or the equivalent of legal specialty courses through synchronous instruction.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Paralegals and Legal Assistants $60,970 2-4%
Legal Secretaries and Administrative Assistants $50,680 -2%
Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators $75,050 -2%
Title Examiners, Abstractors, and Searchers $53,550 2-4%
Tax Preparers $49,010 2-4%
Compliance Officers $75,670 5-8%