Career opportunities for students with paralegal education and training from Allan
Hancock College include:
- 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
In Santa Barbara County, the Employment Development Department projects a 12.5% increase
in paralegal employment.
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"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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Video: Kim talks about her interest in criminal law and her experience at Allan Hancock College.