10. Paralegals and Legal Assistants
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Master’s degree premium: 11.1% higher (+$5,000 per year)Median annual salary for master’s degree: $50,000Median annual salary for bachelor’s degree: $45,000Percent of employees with a master’s degree: 6.2%Projected job growth by 2026: 14.6%
Working as a paralegal can provide great experience prior to law school or serve as a fulfilling career on its own. Paralegals work directly with attorneys on cases, which involves conducting legal research, investigating the facts of the case, filing case materials, interviewing witnesses, and performing administrative duties.