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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Ivan Lucatero

Ivan Lucatero
Cal Poly SLO, Aerospace Engineering

I excelled in math and science in school, so engineering was the right fit and I just had to figure out how to get it done. Throughout high school, I took courses at Allan Hancock College (AHC), and graduated as my high school valedictorian. I then attended AHC in search of a smooth transition to a university. I was able to take my lower division engineering courses and form a great relationship with my professors. While at AHC, I received multiple scholarships form the Allan Hancock Foundation, Santa Barbara Foundation, and MESA-NSF Scholarship. I then attended California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, to pursue an aerospace engineering degree. After just one year at Cal Poly, I was accepted into one of the most prestigious internship programs that NASA offers, the Aeronautics Academy.
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Last Modified Jul 2, 2015