Career Opportunities

Paralegal

 

Career opportunities for students with paralegal education and training from Allan Hancock College include:

  • Paralegal
  • Senior Paralegal
  • Supervising Paralegal
  • Case Manager
  • Paralegal Manager

Paralegal employment is one of the fastest growing occupations in the nation. The California Employment Development Department (edd.ca.gov) projects a 19.4% increase in employment in the paralegal occupation, with an average annual wage of nearly $60,000 according to the 2010 occupational survey.

Median wages for a paralegal in Santa Barbara County is $41,512 annually or $19.96 hourly.

In Santa Barbara County, the Employment Development Department projects a 12.5% increase in paralegal employment.

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Matthew Jimenez

Matthew Jimenez
Software Engineering

When I joined MESA I found an atmosphere of very intelligent students, in which I have made friendships that are strengthened by our commitment to success. I am 31 years old and work full-time in order to support my growing family. Time management is vital to my success, and it has taken a while to find the right "recipe" of balance between school, work and family. MESA has given me important resources in the form of tutoring, access to potential internships, and help with the cost of books.
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Kim talks about her interest in criminal law and her experience at Allan Hancock College.

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Last Modified Apr 7, 2015